John Authers

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John Authers

Financial Times' Senior Investment Commentator

Keynote Speaker Category: Economics & Finance
Topics: Brexit, Euro
Languages: English


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John Authers‘s Biography


John Authers is the Financial Times’ Senior Investment Analyst and Commentator, responsible for the weekly “Long View” and other columns on markets and investment.

John was previously the global editor of the Financial Times’ “Lex” column and has an FT career spanning more than 20 years. He is author of “The Fearful Rise of Markets: Global Bubbles, Synchronized Meltdowns, and How to Prevent Them in the Future” (2010) and “Europe’s Financial Crisis: a short guide to how the Euro fell into crisis and the consequences for the World” (2012).

He speaks around the world, and appears frequently on television and radio, including the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and PBS. He is a major presence on the internet and appears in numerous videos on YouTube and elsewhere discussing the financial issues of the day.

John is the recipient of many journalistic awards honoring his reporting and writing on financial and business matters. Most recently, he was named the senior journalist of the year by the Wincott Foundation, the premier award for UK financial journalists. In the US his videos have twice been honoured at the Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ Best in Business awards.
He is also co-author of “The Victim’s Fortune: Inside the Epic Battle Over the Debts of the Holocaust”. In this vigorously-reported book, he chronicles the battles waged for billions in reparations and return of assets to victims of Nazis looting and forced labor camps.

John has a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford, and an MBA from Columbia University.