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Alan is a highly experienced banker with an in depth knowledge of Corporate Banking, Treasury and Trade Finance. He has had a varied career in Global markets, Risk management, FX Trading and Sales & Interest Rate Management. He has managed sales teams mentoring his team in both markets and marketing.He has been published in a number of journals and has appeared daily on radio to discuss market movements and events. His first novel was recently published.

Another Big Week?

U.K. Government stumbles on The U.K. Government managed to deliver a Queen’s Speech last week but getting a positive vote on its contents is far...

Currency Market Consolidating

Trend followers in the doldrums It seems that summer has come early for the currency market! Despite tumultuous events in the U.K. and events elsewhere...

Dollar Subdued Despite Rate Hikes

Economic data will either confirm or question rate hike The jury is still out on the necessity of the most recent rate hike in the...

Carney Solidifies MPC Rift

“Now not the time to hike rates” The purpose behind the creation of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England and allowing autonomy...

Advantage Barnier

Brexit negotiations start with EU calling the tune David Davis, the U.K. Brexit Minister met Michel Barnier the Chief EU Brexit Negotiator yesterday for the...

Brexit Talks Get Underway

Momentous day overshadowed by U.K. turmoil It is hard to imagine following the result of the vote on June 23 last year that the day...

MPC Shock sees Sterling rally

Three dissenters vote for hike Following recent inflation data concerns had been surfacing that the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee had been “hiding behind”...

FOMC Hikes Rates

Third hike in 2017 The FOMC raised the target rate for Fed Funds (the rate at which it lends to financial institutions) for the third...

FOMC Facing Tough Call

Rate hike priced in but then what? History tells us that an economy that demands three rate hikes in a six-month period is booming. Can...

Softer Brexit to Support Sterling?

May forced to abandon manifesto pledges One benefit that could be derived from the debacle that was last week's election is that the Government may...

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