Business School cryptocurrency expert speaks at influential investment event

Business School cryptocurrency expert speaks at influential investment event

A Senior Lecturer from Manchester Metropolitan’s Business School spoke at a high profile thought leadership event alongside influential business delegates including the former British Prime Minister the Rt Hon Sir John Major.

Gavin Brown, Senior Lecturer in Financial Economics, attended the 21st Credit Suisse Salon at The Langham Hotel and National Gallery in London and spoke about the challenges that cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technology will pose to central banks and the future global economy.

The event, entitled “A new era for central banks?”, saw Gavin feature as part of a range of high profile speakers that also included Dr Janet Yellen and the Rt Hon Sir John Major.

The Credit Suisse Salon is a unique by-invitation-only thought leadership platform which brings together global opinion leaders and influential individuals from the worlds of politics, business and academia.

Gavin said: “It was a pleasure to be invited to speak about cryptocurrencies and discuss the vital issues that will continue to shape the global economic and political landscape. To be part of such a high profile event and speak in front of over 100 key influencers and ultra-high-net-worth clients was a great honour and shows the importance of our ongoing research within the Future Economies Research Centre led by Professor Donna Lee.”

Credit Suisse has been hosting the Salon series since 2008. The personal nature of the events allows participants to obtain exceptional first-hand insights into contemporary topics from thought leaders to gain new inspiration.

Michael O’Sullivan, Chief Investment Officer, International Wealth Management at Credit Suisse, said: “Gavin gave a superb account of the complexity and possibilities of cryptocurrencies and blockchain. He tracked the full range of disruptive effects that blockchain will have, and the opportunities this will create from an investment point of view, not to mention the headaches it will cause for governments and central banks.”