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MNI Analysts

Our team of financial market experts are located across Europe, America & Asia and includes former fixed-income and currency traders and strategists.

Tim Cooper

Tim Cooper is part of the MNI Markets Team in London. Tim joined MNI in 2018 as a senior analyst having spent over a decade at BMI Research - the macroeconomic, country risk and financial markets research arm of the Fitch Group. At BMI, he served as chief economist, coordinating and developing the company's global macroeconomic, exchange rate, and monetary policy forecasts. Tim also previously held roles at a globalisation think tank, in the UK Parliament, and for a prominent investment consultant in the US. Tim holds a BA from Yale University and an MSc from the London School of Economics, and is a CFA charterholder.

Jack Lewis

Jack Lewis is part of the MNI Markets Team in London. Jack joined in October 2020 as an emerging markets analyst, predominantly covering the Latin America region. Prior to MNI, Jack worked in trading for 10 years, holding roles as a portfolio manager at multiple funds in London and Chicago. During this time, Jack specialised in G10 and Emerging Market foreign exchange. Jack holds a BA in Economics from the University of Durham.

Edward Hardy

Edward Hardy is MNI's Deputy Head of Markets. Having joined MNI in December 2017 as a foreign exchange analyst, his main focus is on macro-economics, spot FX along with currency options and contributes to the Bullet Points and FX analysis services. Prior to MNI, Edward has worked in financial market analysis for a number of different firms in London and was previously an Economist with a leading foreign exchange brokerage, helping guide and advise corporate clients on transactional FX strategy against an uncertain and volatile macroeconomic backdrop. Edward graduated with a BSc in Economics in 2011 from the University of York.

Bill Sokolis

Bill is a senior analyst in MNI's Markets Team and contributes from the CME/CBoT trading floor in Chicago. His main focus is on Eurodollar, Treasury futures and options, Interest Rate Swaps, OTC Swaptions as they relate to Federal Reserve monetary policy. Bill also helps host MNI's Edge chat on Bloomberg. He was an equity options trader for Susquehanna Investment Group before becoming a sole proprietor/trader for a number of years before joining MNI in late 2004.

Taso Anastasiou

Taso Anastasiou

Taso provides the Technical Analysis coverage for the MNI Markets Team focusing extensively on the foreign exchange and fixed income markets with an overlay into the commodity and equity space. Taso has been applying technical analysis to markets for over 20 years. He spent 12 years at UBS as an FX technical strategist and prior to that was a senior analyst at MMS International. More recently, Taso has been self-employed providing clients with technical analysis and trading insights in financial markets.

Krzysztof Kruk

Krzysztof works in the MNI Markets Team based in London, covering the Asia-Pacific hours with a focus on Fixed Income and FX. In 2018 he graduated from the University of Oxford (Christ Church) with a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. After completing internships at Reuters and the European Parliament, he joined MNI as a junior analyst.

Tim Davis

Tim is a Senior Analyst covering both FX and rates within the Markets Team, having joined MNI in 2018. Tim spent a decade working at top tier investment banks and independent economics consultancies. Prior to joining MNI, he was Chief Investment Strategist at Fathom Consulting. He has also worked as a Macro Strategist at TD Securities and as an FX Strategist at both Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers. Tim holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Surrey, an MSc in Financial Economics at Birkbeck, University of London. He has passed all three levels of the CFA exams.

Chris Harrison

Chris is part of the MNI Markets Team in London. He joined MNI in 2021 as a US Economist / Macro Analyst having spent over a decade at Autonomy Capital, a global macro hedge fund. At Autonomy, he worked as an economist in the research team and covered a range of DM and EM countries with a focus on FX and fixed income implications. He holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Bath and an MSc in Economics at Birkbeck, University of London.

Tom Lake

Tom joined MNI in August 2019 as the firm's first dedicated Political Risk Analyst and is based in London. Prior to joining MNI, Tom worked at Fitch Solutions – the macroeconomic, political risk and financial markets research arm of the Fitch Group – for over six years, initially as a Country Risk Analyst, and from 2015 to 2019 as a Senior Political Risk Analyst. Tom holds a BSc. (Hons) in Politics with Economics from the University of Bath, and as part of his studies also worked at the Institute of Economic Affairs think tank and the opinion polling agency ComRes.

Anthony Barton

Anthony is MNI's Head of Europe in the Markets team in London. Anthony joined MNI in February 2018, where he initially provided coverage during Asia-Pacific hours that helped spearhead the company’s growth in that time zone. His analysis focuses on fixed income markets, macroeconomics and China. Prior to joining MNI, Anthony began his career as a global short term interest rate derivatives trader. He then moved to the “squawk” industry, where he provided a combination of vocal and written commentary and analysis for a wide variety of clients. Anthony graduated from Bayes Business School with a BSc (Hons) in Investment & Financial Risk Management in 2011.

Adam Burrowes

Adam joined the MNI Political Risk team in 2021. He lived in Central Asia for six years and has worked as an open-source intelligence analyst writing about China’s Belt and Road Initiative, security, and the post-Soviet space. Adam has a BA in Middle Eastern history from SOAS and an MSc in Russian and Eurasian Politics and Economics from King’s College London.

David Lee

David is part of the MNI Markets Team in London. David joined in March 2022 as an oil and gas analyst focusing on crude oil and European natural gas. Prior to MNi David worked as an analyst and trader for 17 years on an energy trading desk. With experience in various energy markets, he specialised in analysing the management of physical gas and financial oil exposures. David holds a BEng in Chemical Engineering from Loughborough University.

Andrew Couper

Andrew Couper is part of the MNI Markets Team covering the commodities sector, joining in 2022 as an oil and gas analyst. Prior to this, Andrew worked for ClipperData in London specialising in analysis of clean product flows as well as creating publications for the renewable fuels sector as well as the global fuel oil market. Andrew previously held roles with Argus Media in London, for an offshore oil and gas exploration company, as well as upstream roles in the oil and gas sector based in Aberdeen. Andrew holds a BSc in Geology and Petroleum Geology from the University of Aberdeen, as well as an MSc in Integrated Petroleum Geoscience from the University of Aberdeen.

Jonathan Cavenagh

Jonathan joined MNI in 2022 and heads up MNI’s Asia-Pacific markets team, specialising in FX market and macroeconomic analysis across the developed and emerging market spaces. He started his career at the Reserve Bank of Australia as an economic analyst. He then joined Westpac as an economist, before moving to the dealing room to join the FX strategy group. This was followed by a move to Singapore in 2010 to head up the bank’s Asia macro strategy team. He then joined J.P. Morgan as Head of EM Asia FX Strategy in 2015, which was his last sell-side role. Jonathan has a first-class honours degree in Economics from the University of Queensland.

Maxine Koster

Maxine joined MNI in 2022 as a member of MNI’s Asia-Pacific markets team, specialising in macroeconomic analysis across the region and the RBA & RBNZ. Following a graduate role at Bankers Trust Funds Management in Sydney, she worked for Credit Suisse in London in their global economics, FX strategy and euro area economics teams. Prior to MNI, she worked in the euro area economics team at Mizuho International. Maxine holds an honours degree in Economics from the University of Adelaide and a Graduate Diploma in Finance & Investment.

Hiren Ravji

Hiren joined the MNI Markets team in 2022 as a Junior Analyst, covering FX and FI in the Emerging Markets space. Prior to MNI, he recently graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2022 with a BA degree in Economics and took a keen interest in financial markets having completed an internship on an FX trading floor in 2021

Fabrice Ben Hassine

Fabrice joined the Markets Team in 2019 and provides real-time market commentary. Fabrice is a highly experienced Broker/Trader/Analyst across multiple Asset classes for the past 30 years. He started his career on the MATIF and was promoted to a senior position to join a highly specialised team in London. He then worked at GFI and BGC, servicing Institutional, Asset Managers and Pension Funds.

Emil Lundh

Emil is an analyst in the MNI Markets and Data teams in London. Emil covers FI and FX in Scandinavian and European Periphery markets, as well as contributing to research publications on Eurozone macroeconomics and sovereign issuance. Prior to joining MNI, Emil spent 2 years as an economic consultant after graduating from the University of Nottingham and Cambridge with BSc and MPhil degrees in Economics and Econometrics

Lawrence Toye

Lawrence is part of the MNI Markets Team in London. Lawrence joined in 2023 as an oil and gas analyst covering the commodities sector. Prior to this, Lawrence worked at S&P Global Platts specialising in price assessments and analysis of refined oil and LNG markets. Lawrence previously worked in a boutique business intelligence firm, delivering projects based in Europe, North Africa, and Asia. Lawrence holds a BSc in Government and Economics from The London School of Economics.

Donal Golden

Donal is MNI's Head of European Credit. He joined MNI in 2024 helping to launch the MNI Credit product, specialising in Investment Grade corporates. He started his career as a credit trader at Societe Generale in London and held similar roles at Morgan Stanley, RBS, LGIM, Commerzbank and most recently Credit Agricole. Donal holds a BA in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin and an MSc in Investment Management from Bayes Business School. He is a CFA Charterholder.

Alex Potter

Alex is part of the MNI Credit Team and covers global financials, having joined in late-2023. He has spent almost two decades in the City, mostly as a sell-side research analyst covering the financial sector. He has worked at BNP Paribas, Lehman Brothers and Berenberg before spending five years in strategy consulting, leading the European capital markets research business in London. He has a degree in Cellular Biology from the University of Durham, is a Graduate of the Institute of Biology and holds both the CFA's Certificate in ESG Investing and a qualification in Sustainable Finance from the University of Cambridge.

Piri Muthu

Piri is a credit analyst in London and joined MNI in September 2023. He studied a double bachelor in applied data analytics & commerce (actuarial electives) at the Australian National University, working through Uni at JP Morgan, Citi's rates desk, Deloitte's actuary team & his university's endowment fund. He started his graduate career as a desk strategist for Citi's Aussie credit team before moving to economics research.

Amana Hussain

Amana is an Economic Data Analyst in the MNI Markets and Data team in London. Amana joined in 2023 predominantly covering key UK and Eurozone macroeconomic data releases, contributing to publications on UK and Eurozone macroeconomics and sovereign issuance, as well as compiling the MNI Chicago Business Barometer. Prior to joining MNI, Amana spent 1 year as an Emerging Markets Credit Analyst at Morgan Stanley after graduating from University College London with a BSc in Economics.

Moritz Arold

Moritz is an analyst in MNI's Markets team in London, specializing in macroeconomic coverage of the German-speaking region. He holds a Master's degree in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics as well as a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of St Gallen. Moritz completed a set of placements during his studies, that includes an investment banking firm, an economic consultancy, and a set of research institutions.

Makani Joinville

Makani is a power analyst, specializing in European energy markets and is part of MNI's Commodites team. Makani brings a deep understanding of both the technical and strategic aspects of the power sector - analysing market dynamics and contract analysis, including power purchase agreements (PPAs). Makani holds an MSc in Sustainable Energy from Reykjavik University.

David Hayes

David is a senior credit analyst in the MNI Markets Team. He joined in April 2024. Previously, he spent over 25 years as a market maker in corporate credit and CDS at JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank and most recently SocGen. David read Economics at Cambridge and is a CFA Charterholder.

Niall Madigan

Niall is part of the MNI Credit team in London, having joined MNI in September 2023 as a European credit strategist. Prior to MNI, Niall worked in front-office fiscal and monetary policy roles on the gilt/cash desks at the UK Debt Management Office and on the APP/PEPP desk at the Central Bank of Ireland. Niall has attained the CFA charter and holds an undergraduate Business degree from University of Limerick in Ireland.

Felicia Grosse

Felicia is an analyst in the MNI Markets Team in London. Felicia joined the commodities team in 2022, covering oil, gas, and power. She started her career as a market reporter for European power markets at Argus Media, followed by a role as an analytics analyst in the Argus Media consulting team. Felicia holds a BA in International Business and a MA in Political Economy from King's College London.