Tony Ward

The London mayoral election

Thu 5 May 2016

Tony Ward is chief executive of Clayton Euro Risk As the candidates for London mayor take turns to outline their proposals to tackle the capital’s severe housing crisis, the disappointing reality is that the number of new homes is down. According to the latest data from the National House Building Council (NHBC), the number of […]

Holding our nerve

Tue 19 Apr 2016

There’s been so much press comment this week on the potential damage inflicted on the economy should the British public decide on Brexit at the EU referendum in June. My honest opinion is that nobody really knows what will happen if we vote to leave – after all, we are in unchartered territory – but […]

A move away from negative interest rates

Fri 15 Apr 2016

Tony Ward is chief executive of Clayton Euro Risk I was interested to see in the press this week comments by Hyan-Song Shin, head of research at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), suggesting that central banks would have more success in stimulating growth by making lenders increase capital buffers than by cutting interest rates […]

The peer-to-peer debate

Mon 14 Mar 2016

In some ways I was glad to read comments made by former City regulator Adair Turner about what he sees as the danger posed by peer-to-peer lending. I’ll explain why in a moment. But first, those comments: in an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Lord Turner counselled caution on the industry. “The losses […]