Announced: Felix Martin

Posted on the 19th January 2016 by Sumeeta, Communications Coordinator


We are proud to announce our next speaker from our WES 2016 speaker lineup, Felix Martin!

Felix Martin, a British writer and economist, is the author of Money: The unauthorized Biography, for which he was a finalist for the 2013 Guardian First Book Award and the 2014 German Economic Book Prize. Martin, born in Oxford in 1974, was educated in the UK, Italy, and the US, and obtained degrees in classics, international relations, and economics. From 1998 until 2008 Martin worked at the World Bank, mostly on the reconstruction of the former Yugoslavia, and helped establish the European Stability Initiative think tank. In 2008 he moved to the fund management industry in London, where he has worked since as an economist and fund manager. He is currently a partner at Liontrust Asset Management plc.

In his book, he demonstrates that the conventional understanding of money is wrong, and aims to offer an explanation of what money really is, delivering a radical explanation that included radical implications for economics, and the future of capitalism. It has been published in fifteen countries and ten languages, was a Financial Times Economics Book of the Year 2013, and was called “compulsively readable” by the New York Times.

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