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‘Political Risk’, Imperial nostalgia & technologies of the imagination

posted on 2023-06-09, 16:18 authored by Paul GilbertPaul Gilbert
One of the oldest firms in the City of London, and a pillar of modern finance throughout its history, is Lloyd's insurance. In this presentation, Paul Gilbert explores how the firm's growth was based in part on the transatlantic slave trade, and the way that these colonial legacies continue to shape the way the financial realm measures and manages risk in the international field. It was originally recorded at the Cornhill Water Pump located right beside the historic London Stock Exchange and in the shadow of Lloyd's iconic skyscraper.


Evaluation Cultures in the Political Risk Industry; G2242; British Academy/Leverhulme Trust


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Navigating finance and the imagination: A collaborative tour on the City of London

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City of London

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April 14 2018

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