The Long Finance initiative was established in 2007 by Professor Michael Mainelli, Z/Yen Group and Gresham College. It was created to research ways in which to implement long-term thinking across a global network of people. We aim to develop an organisation capable of deploying new financial approaches in pilot projects and research prototypes, that operates openly and transparently and works to scientific standards and ideals. At the same time, we are looking to create a supportive and caring community where people can truly question the accepted paradigms of risk and reward.
“When would we know our financial system is working?” is the question underlying Long Finance’s goal to improve society’s understanding and use of finance over the long term. In contrast to the short-termism that defines today’s economic views the Long Finance time-frame is roughly 100 years. Long Finance aims to:
Long Finance events include conferences, round tables and workshops. They bring together professionals from a range of sectors to advance inter-disciplinary discussion about the structure of the financial system and to promote long-term thinking. To see a complete list of past and upcoming events please visit the Long Finance website.
One of the key outputs of Long Finance is research reports, published under the following series titles:
Finance Shorts: concentrating on contemporary issues seen through a long-term lens;
Eternal Brevities: initiating discussion on new ideas that encourage a long-term view of commerce;
Financial Centre Futures: including the GFCI Index.
A further collection of Long Finance articles and publications can be found here
Visit the Long Finance website at www.longfinance.net