#11 Alderman and Sheriff Professor Michael Mainelli on Covid19, The Price of Fish, and Long Finance


Alderman and Sheriff Professor Michael Mainelli on Covid19, The Price of Fish, and Long Finance

Michael Mainelli is the executive chairman of ZYen group. A qualified accountant, a securities professional, a computer specialist and a management consultant.

Educated at Harvard Universisty and Trinity College, Dublin and gained his PhD at the London School of Economics, where he was also a visiting professor of innovation and IT.

His career spans aerospace and cartography science, accountancy firm partner and director of Ministry of Defence research.

Micheal founded and chairs ZYen, the City of London’s leading commercial think tank, famous for instrumental factor indices, including the Global Financial Centre’s Index, Global Green Finance Index, and Smart Centre’s Index.

Michael has helped found numerous technology and financial firms and over the years his clients have included virtually all major investment banks, as well as many exchanges, insurers, fund managers, regulators, and financial information providers.

Michael is Emeritus Professor, Fellow, & Trustee at Gresham College where he created the London Finance initiative asking “when would we know our financial system is working?”

He is non-executive director of the United Kingdom Accreditation Service, Fellow of Goodenough College, Trustee of Morden College, and Alderman for Broad Street.

Michael is past Master of the World Traders and a liveryman of the Furniture Makers, Water Conservators, and Marketors, as well as a Craft-Owning Freeman of the Watermen & Lightermen.

His third book, The Price of Fish: A New Approach to Wicked Economics and Better Decisions, won the Independent Publisher Book Awards Finance, Investment & Economics Gold Prize.

His interests include skiing, woodcarving, glassblowing, bagpipes, racing sailboats and sailing Thames barges.

Michael has the honour of being Sheriff of the City of London 2019-2021.

I hope you enjoy the show and if you have any comments or suggestions please write to me at: tc@wickedproblems.fm.



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