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IE Master Class: Regulation – Unforeseen Consequences
Sep 11, 2012
Master Class with IE visiting professor James Macmillan-Scott
Regulation in the financial markets is very necessary – as it is on the roads or in a hospital – but if it is applied in a way that does not take account of potential consequences, then those consequences may create problems far greater than those for which the regulation was put in place. We will look, very briefly, at this and look at how the past helps us to understand the present – and very possibly the future. The session is a single session from a lecture series on Historical perspectives from 6,000 BC to today.
He started his banking career in 1978 at Merrill Lynch in London moving to New York in 1984 where he became CEO of the US subsidiary of European broker Savory Milln, (later Swiss Bank Savory Milln) from 1984 to 1989. At that time he moved back to Merrill Lynch where he was appointed Head of International Equity Distribution in North America 1989 – 1992. In 1992 he took up the post at Deutsche Bank of Managing Director and Head of Equity, North America and was appointed a Board member of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. At the same time he was appointed CEO of Deutsche Bank's NYSE listed $1bn Mutual Funds family.
In 1997 he moved to Paris as CEO of Hambrecht and Quist's Paris based euromarkets platform which was responsible for many important European technology IPOs and a powerful research base working closely with the San Francisco based parent. In 2001 due to the sale of the parent to JP Morgan Chase and the European unit to Close Brothers (the latter sale initiated and executed by James) and after a workout he was hired as CEO/Managing Director of Friedman, Billings, Ramsey's European investment bank.
In early 2002 James founded Augusta and Co plc, a London based merchant bank specializing in structured and specialized finance and capital markets activities with a particular emphasis on middle market private debt and the renewable energy industry. Augusta & Co has been a successful business with an impressive track record of transactions. James resigned from the position of Senior Partner (CEO) at the end of 2007 as commuting from Paris and then Madrid was becoming a drain. Among other positions, James is a visiting Professor at the IE Business School in Madrid and is a partner in The Saturn System.
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