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Financial Services

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 08 November 2012

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and emerging companies.

Evan and his guests discuss financial services. They have the power to enrich an economy - or to ruin it completely. But what kind of makeover do they need to get them fit for the 21st century? Should the industry be more innovative and clever - or just a bit more old-fashioned and simple?

Joining Evan in the studio are former fund manager David Pitt-Watson; Martin Gilbert, chief executive of Aberdeen Asset Management; Richard Ward, chief executive of insurance market Lloyd's of London.

Producer: Ben Carter
Editor: Innes Bowen.

  • Evan Davis

    Evan Davis
  • David Pitt-Watson

    David Pitt-Watson

    Former fund manager, David Pitt-Watson 

  • Martin Gilbert

    Martin Gilbert

    Martin Gilbert is the chief executive of Aberdeen Asset Management.


    Aberdeen Asset Management






  • Richard Ward

    Richard Ward

    Richard Ward is the chief executive of insurance market Lloyd’s of London.


    Lloyds of London



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