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The Financial Markets Group Research Centre (FMG)

The Financial Markets Group Research Centre was established in 1987 at LSE. FMG is now one of the leading centres in Europe for academic research into financial markets.

The Group has developed strong links with the user community, in particular investment banks, commercial banks and regulatory bodies and attracts support from a large number of City institutions, both private and public.

FMG is led by Professor David Webb and brings together a core team of senior academics and young researchers to undertake cutting edge theoretical and empirical research in the areas of financial markets, financial decision-making and financial regulation. Through its Visitors' Programme the FMG attracts each year some of the world's renowned finance academics and outstanding young researchers who participate fully in the Group's research activities.

Research at the FMG is conducted through a number of thematic research programmes: Each thematic programme hosts a number of associated projects on key research areas and the Centre's dissemination activities such as seminars, conferences, public lectures and publications are organized around the FMG's research programme structure.

As part of it's dissemination strategy, FMG hosts a series of regular seminars - Capital Markets Workshop, Financial Regulation Seminar, Taxation Seminar, - which became key fora for discussion for decision makers from the policy and professional sectors.

The Group also disseminates its research through its publications: the FMG Special Papers and Discussion Papers, offer specialist analysis on topical and scientific issues. FMG produces also The Quarterly Review, a popular quarterly bulleting with updates on the Centre's activites and research programes and articles on current research issues distributed to around 2000 subscribers around the world.