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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.

Rate Hike Drives Sterling Lower

Carney remains cautious on Brexit It was only to be expected in an environment where just about every piece of data pointed to no change...

Sterling higher on rate and Brexit Optimism

Hike now fully priced in Tomorrow’s meeting of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee is in most trader’s eyes certain to see a hike in...

Euro Steadies, Growth data expected

ECB reacting to patchy growth There are rumours that a few members of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank agree with Bundesbank President Jens...

Euro Dives on Dovish ECB

Cost of carry becoming a factor The cost of being long of the common currency finally started to take effect last week as the prospect...

Dovish Draghi Pushes Euro Lower

Need for “an ample degree of monetary stimulus” ECB President Mario Draghi stretched his credibility to the limit yesterday in a press conference which illustrated...

UK – Rate Hike Motive called into Question

Data makes hike “certain” Traders reaction to the probability of a rate hike in the U.K. next week considers only the fact of whether the...

Trump Spat further harms Fiscal Reform

Dollar clinging to recent gains The dollar is clinging on to recent gains buoyed by the hope that hawkish Stanford University Economist John Taylor will become...

Trump to Decide on Fed Chair

Dollar reacting to likely pick’s outlook There are three likely candidates remaining to be Chairman of the Federal Reserve in February. The current incumbent, Janet Yellen...

A Brexit Breakthrough?

More words camouflage lack of progress It seems that both sides in the Brexit negotiation are becoming familiar with the bureaucratic notion of prevarication. At the...

Hard Brexit Moves Ever Closer

May struggling to find common ground Theresa May the British Prime Minister spoke to her (for now) fellow EU Heads of Government last evening in...

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