On March 2, 2015 the University of Notre Dame London Global Gateway and Notre Dame Club of United Kingdom – London hosted the ninth biannual Notre Dame Alumni-Student Lecture at Fischer Hall. This semester’s speaker was Mark Robson, Head of Statistics and Regulatory Data Division at the Bank of England.
In his talk entitled “What’s New at the Bank of England?” Robson traced the changing structure and aims of the bank from its founding to the present day and beyond, and discussed the development of U.K. financial regulation and authorities, with regards to the approaches of different governing parties. “It was a great pleasure to have someone of Mark’s accomplishments and depth of knowledge share his personal and professional experience with our students to enhance their understanding of banking regulation and policy”, said Warren von Eschenbach, director of the London Global Gateway.
Notre Dame students, staff, faculty and alumni attended the event, which gives them the opportunity to engage with leaders in academia and business from around the world. Kathryn Ruffolo, finance major in the Mendoza College of Business said “I really enjoyed the Notre Dame Alumni-Student Lecture this semester. It was great to be able to listen to and speak personally with someone who is so influential in a field that I want to pursue… we really appreciated you [Mr Robson] giving us a little bit of your time”.