41 Facts About Mark Carney

1. Mark Carney quickly adopted the "forward guidance" strategy that he had applied in Canada—giving the markets notice of the BOE's plans by affirming that, barring unforeseen circumstances, the BOE's very low interest rates would be maintained until unemployment in the United Kingdom fell from about 8 percent to below 7 percent.

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2. Mark Carney faced numerous challenges in the post, taking over just as the United Kingdom's economy was showing signs of sustained recovery from the recession that had started in 2008.

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3. Mark Carney played a crucial role in helping Canada avoid the financial crisis that started in 2007; he was praised for his actions as the Governor.

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4. Mark Carney is the first non-British to be appointed as the Governor of Bank of England.

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5. Mark Carney was appointed as the Governor of Bank of England on November 26, 2012 and formally assumed the position on July 1, 2013.

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6. On February 1, 2008, Mark Carney was appointed as Governor of Bank of Canada, an appointment, he relinquished on June 2013.

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7. Mark Carney has worked for Golden Sachs for 13 years, and progressively risen in his career.

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8. Mark Carney was born on March 16, 1995, in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories.

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9. Mark Carney is known for having shielded Canada from the 2008 financial crisis.

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10. Mark Carney stepped in to soothe financial markets Friday in the immediate aftermath of the shock Brexit vote, pledging the BOE would backstop the financial system with at least £250 billion of loans to banks that needed them.

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11. Mark Carney is delivering a speech on Thursday, a week after Britons voted to leave the European Union, the central bank said Wednesday.

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12. Mark Carney warned of a failure The Brexit would be the worst blow from the economy since the 1970s era of the three-day week and the winter of discontent.

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13. Mark Carney supports Prime Minister's Brexit plan, but warns over no-deal.

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14. Mark Carney added that the withdrawal agreement would "support economic outcomes" by preventing uncertainty of a no-deal Brexit.

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15. Mark Carney says Bank of England preparing for Brexit deal verdict.

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16. Mark Carney warns of 1970s-style shock: UK firms ready for no-deal Brexit.

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17. Mark Carney said "If there's a cost to the transition extension, it's weighed against the economic return.

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18. Mark Carney said that he still believed that the UK would experience a smooth Brexit and transition period.

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19. Mark Carney said the risk of a no-deal Brexit remained "uncomfortably high" and had already had an impact on the UK economy since the EU referendum.

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20. Mark Carney warned that failure to agree a Brexit deal with Brussels before the March 2019 deadline would deliver a "large negative shock" to the UK economy that would have a persistent effect, lowering growth and causing job losses.

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21. Mark Carney has distant relatives in Liverpool and is a supporter of Everton FC.

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22. Mark Carney completed the 2015 London Marathon in 03:31:22, which was 17 minutes faster than his time at the 2011 Ottawa Marathon.

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23. Mark Carney met his wife, Diana Fox, a British economist specializing in developing nations, while at the University of Oxford.

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24. Mark Carney has warned multiple times that Brexit is expected to negatively influence the UK economy.

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25. In December 2016, Mark Carney warned of the societal risk of "staggering wealth inequalities" in a Roscoe Lecture at Liverpool John Moores University.

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26. Prior to taking up the post, Mark Carney had already indicated disagreement with the Bank of England's Executive Director of Financial Stability Andy Haldane, specifically on leverage ratios and on bank break-ups.

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27. Mark Carney attended the annual meetings of the Bilderberg Group in 2011 and 2012.

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28. Mark Carney is a member of the Group of Thirty, an international body of leading financiers and academics, and of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum.

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29. Mark Carney served as Chairman of the Bank for International Settlements' Committee on the Global Financial System from July 2010 until January 2012.

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30. In October 2012, Mark Carney was named "Central Bank Governor of the Year 2012" by the editors of Euromoney magazine.

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31. At the time of his appointment, Mark Carney was the youngest central bank governor among the G8 and G20.

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32. Mark Carney took on this role at the beginning of the global financial crisis.

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33. Mark Carney was selected over Paul Jenkins, the Senior Deputy Governor, who had been considered the front-runner to succeed Dodge.

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34. In November 2007, it was announced that Mark Carney would be appointed Governor of the Bank of Canada.

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35. Mark Carney was the lead on the Canadian Government's profitable sale of its 19-percent stake in Petro-Canada.

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36. Mark Carney graduated from Harvard in 1988 with a bachelor's degree with high honours in economics, before postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford at St Peter's College and Nuffield College, where he received masters and doctoral degrees in the same field in 1993 and 1995, respectively.

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37. Mark Carney has three siblings—older brother Sean, younger brother Brian, and sister Brenda.

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38. Mark Carney began his career at Goldman Sachs before joining the Canadian Department of Finance.

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39. Mark Carney warns a no deal Brexit could hike interest rates.

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40. Mark Carney rules out Doctor Who as new face of £50 note.

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41. Mark Carney asks public to choose a scientist for new £50 note.

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