Notes on Finance to Enrich Society

20th Jan 2016

The bank held an evening of music and debate on the role of ethics, arts and profit in capital markets on Wednesday 13th January.

Fabio Bonizzoni, one of Italy’s most celebrated harpsichordists brought his series Note Etiche to London and gave a short recital before the talk.  In search of a dialogue between the seemingly polar-opposite disciplines of finance and the arts, Note Etiche was established in memory of Fabio’s wife, a former Sole 24 Ore journalist committed to sustainable finance.

After the recital, Sir John Tusa, former MD of the Barbican Centre and BBC World Service and Simon Robey, investment banker and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Opera House discussed the importance of arts funding and the role of the arts in society.  They spoke about whether the financial world and the arts world can find a common objective to inspire new initiatives within the arts.