Research Symposium on Financial Mutuals

12 September 2018, London

Following the success of our first research symposium last year, we are holding a second event that brings together researchers interested in mutual and co-operative financial service providers. 

We will hear from academics investigating the roles and contributions of mutually-owned financial service providers. Topics will range through governance to market structure to conduct and performance relative to other organisational forms, drawing on UK and international experience. 

The event promises to stimulate plenty of discussion, ideas and, hopefully, further research.

Who should attend?
The symposium wil be of interest to BSA members and associates, industry regulators and policymakers, commentators, and of course other interested researchers and academics.

Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ

09.30 coffee for a 10.00 start, concluding at approximately 16.30

Provisional content:

- Diversity in the banking sector: Creating an index for Europe
- Does a hybrid organisational model allow cooperative banks to better respond to their social mission? 
- The impact of banking diversity on local development: the Italian case
- Who Consumes the Credit Union Tax Subsidy?
- Diversity in Financial Services, Mixed Oligopoly and Social Welfare
- New Cooperative Banking in Europe - Panel Discussion:
- Does the mutual ownership model bring a different perspective to corporate culture?
- Mutuality, Mis-selling and the Career Histories of Regulated Financial Services Employees

BSA members and associates: £145 per delegate (VAT exempt)
Non-member organisations: £195 per delegate (VAT exempt)
Academics: £20 per delegate (VAT exempt)

To secure a place, please register online.

Provisional programme (PDF format):


Related content:

Details of last year’s Symposium can be found here.

The Symposium will be held at Cass the day after the International Workshop of Financial System Architecture & Stability (IWFSAS) 2018, which may also be of interest to presenters and attendees.

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