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Dr Linda Arch

Lecturer in Finance

Linda Arch



ICMA Centre, Whiteknights Campus

Linda is a Lecturer in Finance at the ICMA Centre, having begun that role in September 2017.

Linda carried out her doctoral research in bank regulation in the UK in the period 1946-79, using archival research. Her research investigated the regulatory, competition and institutional factors which underpinned clearing bank stability and compliance in that period. Linda’s book The Regulation of the London Clearing Banks, 1946-1971: Stability and Compliance draws upon her thesis.

Before beginning her doctoral research, Linda worked in a variety of accounting, treasury management, financial management, project management and system implementation roles. She qualified as Chartered Management Accountant in 1997 and became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in 2006.

Reference: Arch, L. (2021) The global financial crisis and its aftermath: a perspective from fiction. Qualitative Research in Financial Markets. ISSN 1755-4179 doi:
Reference: Arch, L. (2020) Effective bank regulation: seven guiding principles. Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, 28 (2). pp. 301-314. ISSN 1358-1988 doi:
Reference: Arch, L. (2020) “If competition has any virtue, we ought not to have a system that stifles it”: competition in London clearing banking, 1946-1971. Enterprise and Society. ISSN 1467-2235 doi:
Reference: Arch, L. (2019) 'Our distrust is very expensive’. IPPR Progessive Review, 25 (4). pp. 435-443. ISSN 2573-2331 doi:
Reference: Arch, L. (2018) The regulation of the London clearing banks, 1946-1971: stability and compliance. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland. ISBN 9783030009090 doi:
Reference: Arch, L. (2018) London Clearing Banking 1946-79: stability and compliance and its regulatory, competition and institutional underpinnings. PhD thesis, University of Reading.
Reference: Arch, L. (2016) Disposed towards self-restraint: the London clearing banks, 1946-71. In: Akrivou, K. and Sison, A. J. G. (eds.) The challenges of capitalism for virtue ethics and the common good: interdisciplinary perspectives. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Cheltenham, pp. 75-89. ISBN 9781784717902

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Past Events

5 March 2019 West Oxford Community Centre