"supporting and encouraging high quality economic, financial and business journalism"
The Wincott Foundation was set up in 1969 in honour of Harold Wincott, the most distinguished economic journalist of his day in the UK. The current chairman is Sir Geoffrey Owen, former editor of the Financial Times. Sir Geoffrey is supported by a group of trustees who have a background in business, journalism and academia.
The 2015 Harold Wincott Memorial Lecture
How the media can save us from crony capitalism, or condemn us to itThe 2015 Harold Wincott Memorial Lecture, on the subject of crony capitalism, was given by Luigi Zingales, the Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, on 29 October, 2015 in London.
The lecture was followed by a comment by Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times. An open question-and-answer session concluded the proceedings.
The text of Prof Zingales's lecture should be available on this site shortly. In the meantime, you can read an article by him, published in the Financial Times on October 18, 2015.
Click here to listen to the lecture, the Lionel Barber comment and the question and answer session.
Read CV of Luigi Zingales
The Harold Wincott Awards for Business, Economic and Financial JournalismThe procedure for applying for the awards for 2015 will be published here in December, 2015.
The awards for 2014 were presented at a lunch at Mansion House, hosted by the City of London Corporation. You can find a full list of the 2014 award winners and their citations here.