Semi-retired practitioner and teacher of banking, finance and capital markets. Researching non-bank finance in the eighteenth century.
Non-bank finance in the eighteenth century. There has been a lot of focus on 'big' events such as the foundation of the Bank of England, the South Sea Bubble and the rise of banks. There has been less focus on how everyday people outside London borrowed and lent, and how networks formed, i.e. how borrowers and lenders found each other, and how debts were settled and money transferred. I believe that there was a strong social aspect to this.
I have taught modern finance up to postgraduate level but have retired from this activity.