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The Bottom Line - Financial Services special

Updated Thursday, 8th November 2012

Evan Davis and guests focus on the sector that could guarantee a brilliant 21st Century. Unless it doesn't.

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City of London seen from the South Bank of the Thames Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Quixoticsnd | Each week, The Open University and the BBC come together as Evan Davis convenes a meeting of top boardroom talent. The focus is on the big business questions, and the unique experience and knowledge of the guests take us directly to The Bottom Line.

This week, Evan and his guests discuss financial services.

They have the power to enrich an economy - or to ruin it completely. But what kind of makeover do they need to get them fit for the 21st century? Should the industry be more innovative and clever - or just a bit more old-fashioned and simple?

Joining Evan in the studio are:

  • former fund manager David Pitt-Watson;
  • Martin Gilbert, chief executive of Aberdeen Asset Management; and
  • Richard Ward, chief executive of insurance market Lloyd's of London.

This edition of The Bottom Line is first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Thursday 8th November 2012 at 8.30pm. Versions will also be broadcast on BBC World Service, BBC World and BBC News Channel. To find out more, or to listen online where available, pelase visit




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