I am a freelance financial journalist based in London and former FT staff writer covering stock exchanges and transaction services. In recent years I have written for a number of trade titles like Futures & Options World (FOW), magazines such as the FT’s Investors Chronicle and UK national newspapers like The Independent. Prior to this I worked as a ratings editor for Moody’s in London and New York, and subsequently became Fitch Ratings’ first comment writer across EMEA. My writing spans business topics across the trading lifecycle - front to back. During my career I have interviewed leading bankers, brokers and exchange officials in London, New York, Paris, Prague, Warsaw and Zurich. Presently I am also an Associate Analyst for BISS Research (www.bissresearch.com), the UK-based independent benchmarking firm. For my sins I support Arsenal FC and rugby club Saracens.