nef’s new book, Banking 2020: A vision for the future, brings together 12 of the leading voices behind the emerging regulatory architecture and its rules and asks them for their ideas on what to tackle next. It’s available now in paperback, or as a free digital download.
As its editor, I worked on the book for almost a year. Before setting off on a six-month trip around Asia I contacted MPs, MEPs and others, asking if they wanted to contribute to a book about the future of banking. It quickly turned out to be an exercise in the surreal. For one Skype meeting I sat in an internet cafe in Laos, surrounded by novice monks in bright orange robes playing on-line shoot ‘em up games. Standing outside the only grubby guesthouse with wifi in a small Cambodian town trying to guess the password so I could send an email came close to farce. But it’s done now, and – as I hope you’ll agree – well worth the effort.