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Philip Coggan has been a top financial journalist for almost 30 years and is currently the Buttonwood columnist of The Economist, writing on the ever-changing world of financial markets.  Prior to The Economist, he worked for the Financial Times for some 20 years where he was Investment Editor and the writer of the FT’s “The Short View”, “The Long View” and “Last Word”.

In addition to being a staff journalist with The Economist, he is also a well known author; The Money Machine" -- a guide to the city that is still in print after 25 years.  "The Economist Guide to Hedge Funds". Paper Promises; Money Debt and the New world Order" which was Spears' business book of the year in 2012. And his latest book, "The Last Vote: the Threats to Western Democracy" was published in September 2013.  In 2009 he was voted Senior Financial Journalist of the Year in the Wincott awards and Best Communicator in the business journalist of the year awards. In 2012, he was also voted Journalist of the Year by the Society of Pensions Consultants. Philip has won the title of Best Fund Management Correspondent on four occasions, the Best Newspaper Story of the year for 2006 in the Business Journalist of the Year awards and was previously Unit Trust Journalist of the Year.

Philip is a popular speaker at conferences and client events around the world, including for private investor forums and fund managers. He briefs organisations about the worlds of economics and finance so that they are equipped to understand what is really going on behind the headlines. He speaks and moderates financial forums with The Economist and for other organisations. He is also regularly interviewed for his views on radio, TV and web.

He was educated at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University and is based in London

"Philip Coggan gives a marvellously clear account of the City and all the modern financial developments"

"Excellent speaker, the best session of the day by a country mile."

"[Paper Promises] stands way above anything written on the present economic crisis."
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan

"A smart and witty analysis of the current economic storm, set in the context of the history of money."
The Times reviewing Paper Promises

Philip Coggan's Books

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