Understanding The Monetary System

Taking The Monetary System (a book co-written with Jean-Pascal Tranie) as a point of departure, Jean-François Serval will introduce us to a comprehensive economic modeling system that accounts for the unprecedented situation facing international and regional economies by developing a controversial new stance on the operation of money in society. Presenting a classification of financial instruments and an examination of their underlying legal structures, Serval’s analyses shed new light on the present economic and financial problems of slow growth and rising debts, and proposes possible outcomes for the global economy.

Jean-François Serval has gained international attention with his novel approach to currency.  He now turns his attention to the social function of money in all its myriad forms and his insight on the social role of money provides a framework for understanding intergenerational redistribution—an urgent problem to solve for our time.


Jean-François Serval is President of Serval & Associés, a European accounting practice, and founder and head of United States operations of Constantin Associates, a multinational accounting firm. He is a member of the European League for Economic Co-operation and the International Fiscal Association.

Georges Ugeux,  a dual American and Belgian national, is the founder of Galileo Global Advisors LLC to offer CEOs, Boards of Directors and Governments independent advice on international business development, Mergers and Acquisitions and capital raising. 
Prior to founding Galileo, Georges Ugeux was Group Executive Vice President, International & Research at the New York Stock Exchange where he built and managed the Exchange’s International Group.  
Georges Ugeux holds a Doctorate in Law and is Licentiate in Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain. He has lectured at that University, as well as at the College of Europe in Bruges. He also served as a Special Advisor of the Program on International Financial Systems of Harvard Law School. Georges is a US FINRA Registered Representative with Series 24 and Series 62 licenses. 
He is regularly called to speak or comment on international financial matters and recently published a book on “The betrayal of Finance: Twelve reforms to restore confidence” that was originally published by Odile Jacob in Paris.