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MNI Correspondents

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

Jean Yung

Jean Yung is in the MNI Policy Team covering the Federal Reserve and the US economy. She joined the Washington office in 2016 to cover economic indicators before moving to the Fed beat. Prior to joining MNI, Jean covered Chinese currency market for Dow Jones Newswires and the WSJ in Shanghai. She worked as an editor/reporter at a legal affairs newspaper in California. She holds a bachelors degree in economics from the University of Chicago and a masters degree in journalism from the University of Southern California.

Greg Quinn

Greg Quinn covers Canada's economy and the Bank of Canada for MNI in Ottawa. He has reported on Canada for two decades, from the dollar's record highs and lows to interviewing Bank of Canada Governors and Finance Ministers. Greg has a Masters degree from the University of Toronto in Economics, and one in Journalism from Columbia University in New York. Earlier he worked at Bloomberg News in Washington, Toronto and Ottawa.

Evan Ryser

Evan Ryser is a member of the MNI Policy Team covering the Federal Reserve and the US economy. Evan joined MNI in 2019 from The Asahi Shimbun covering economic policy in Washington and before that worked on Capitol Hill for three years for a US senator. Evan holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and a master's degree in international economics and international relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

Marissa Wang

Marissa Wang

Marissa Wang is a news assistant and is part of the MNI Policy Team covering the People's Bank of China and the Chinese economy. Prior to joining MNI in December 2016, Marissa worked for The Australian as a news assistant for three years after graduating from Beijing Language and Culture University. She is a native of Shandong Province, China.

Luke Heighton

Luke Heighton is a member of the MNI Policy Team covering the European Central Bank and the Eurozone economy, and the Swiss National Bank, from Frankfurt. He joined MNI in 2018 from The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph, where he was Investigations Correspondent, having previously worked for Counsel to the Bloody Sunday Inquiry. He has a PhD and an MA from the University of London, an MPhil from the University of Oxford, and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Liverpool.

Wanxia Lin

Wanxia Lin is a news assistant in the Policy and Data Team having joined MNI in October 2018. Wanxia is based in the Beijing office and focuses on China and Japanese macroeconomic data. Prior to joining MNI, she worked as a business reporter in Hong Kong to cover the Greater China region, after graduating from the journalism school at The University of Hong Kong.

Les Commons

Les Commons is MNI's senior editor and is also part of the Data Team in London. He joined MNI in 2001 as a fixed income correspondent and has since covered financial markets, monetary policy, data and politics. Les holds a BSc in Politics and Economics.

Flora Guo

Flora Guo is a researcher in MNI's Data Team and is involved in the coverage & analysis of Chinese and Japanese Macroeconomic data in Beijing. She joined MNI in March 2007 and has been responsible for the China survey and Asian data products. She holds a BA degree in English from the Beijing University of Technology and has been undertaking post-graduate studies in economics.

Jason Webb

Jason is MNI's Deputy Editor-in-Chief, in charge of the team of monetary policy reporters around the world. He joined MNI in 2018 from S&P Global Market Intelligence, where he had set up and run coverage of monetary policy, macroeconomics and politics, and edited their news platform's front page. Jason is also a veteran of Bloomberg, and has served as a Reuters bureau chief for Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador, and for Spain.

David Robinson

David works within the MNI Policy Team in London covering the Bank of England and UK economy and the Skandi central banks. He has been at MNI since the summer 2001 and is a newswire veteran. Previously he was senior UK political and economics reporter at Bridge News from 1995 through to 2000. Prior to joining Bridge News David was a UK political reporter for Knight Ridder Financial and has held a parliamentary lobby pass for more than a decade. Prior to this he spent many years in the financial trade press working for Dutch publishing group VNU on accounting and investment titles. He has a BA in Philosophy and has been undertaking post-graduate studies in Economics.

Pedro Nicolaci da Costa

Pedro is a Senior Reporter at MNI Market News, where he covers Federal Reserve policy and the economy. He has been writing about economics and financial markets since 2001, at Reuters, The Wall Street Journal and Business Insider. Pedro was a fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics from 2014 to 2016. In 2010, da Costa co-authored "Cozy Ties at Club Fed," a report that prompted the central bank to adopt a more transparent communications policy that includes holding regular press conferences. His reporting on the failure of some academic economists to disclose financial industry ties resulted in the American Economic Association's adoption of a new code of conduct. Both articles received journalism awards.

Hiroshi Inoue

Hiroshi joined MNI in 2008 and is in MNI's Policy team covering the Bank of Japan and the Japanese economy. He began his journalistic career on the bond market team at Reuters's Tokyo bureau in October 1987, the day following what became known as Black Monday. Mr. Inoue moved to Knight-Ridder Financial News in 1990 to continue covering financial markets and economic data and became a seasoned BOJ watcher. He continued his insightful reporting at KRFN's successor BridgeNews till 2001. He continued to write about the BOJ's monetary policy for Dow-Jones Newswires in Tokyo until just before he moved to MNI.

David Thomas

David is part of the Policy Team at MNI covering the European Central Bank and the Eurozone from his Brussels base. David formerly worked for Deutsche Boerse in a communications role and was also head of communications for WFE - the global exchange industry association. David was also Brussels bureau chief for Knight-Ridder Financial and later for BridgeNews, covering the run up to and launch of the single currency in 1999 and the euro's challenging early years. David has a strong network of contacts across the EU institutions and the Eurosystem.

Santi Pinol

Santi is a member of the MNI Policy Team covering the Bank of Italy and the Bank of Spain, and the Italian economy, from Rome. Prior to joining MNI in 2020, he covered the developments of Central America from Havana (Cuba) and was a business reporter in Spain. He holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the Universtat Ramon Llull in Barcelona and also an Economics degree from the University of Barcelona.

Lewis Porylo

Lewis Porylo is a journalist based in Beijing having joined MNI in 2022. As part of the policy team, Lewis covers the Greater China region including Hong Kong and Taiwan. Lewis has lived in Beijing for over 10 years, and prior to joining MNI worked for Airbus China in the business development team. Lewis holds a BA in Economics from Manchester University.

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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.

Lucy Hager

Lucy Hager is an economic data analyst across both MNI's Markets and Data Teams in London. Having joined MNI in November 2021, Lucy recently graduated from the Free University of Berlin with a BA degree in Economics and was previously an intern at a German mortgage bank. She grew up on the East Coast of Australia and has recently relocated to London following her studies abroad. Lucy is currently covering European and US economic data alongside producing the Chicago Business Barometer.

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 Barton

Anthony is MNI's Head of Asia-Pacific Fixed Income & FX. Anthony joined MNI in February 2018 as an analyst in the Markets Team during the Asia-Pacific time zone from London and is a key contributor to the popular daily MNI European Open newsletter. Anthony started his career as a derivatives trader, trading futures in the proprietary trading space, with a focus on Short Term Interest Rates across the European, US and Asian time-zones. He then moved to the "squawk" industry, where he provided both vocal and written commentary on macroeconomic matters and the major asset classes. Anthony is a graduate from the Cass Business School with a BSc (Hons) in Investment & Financial Risk Management and also has FCA level 4 accreditation.

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 as a member of 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.

Brendan McKeating

Brendan joined MNI in October 2022, specialising in FX Market and Macroeconomic Analysis across developed and emerging markets. He started his career working in Risk at NYSE-Liffe in London and JP Morgan in Sydney. This was followed in 2015 by a move to AFEX, one of the worlds largest non-bank providers of FX Payments, to work as a Trader focusing on G-10 FX. Brendan has a Bachelor of Science from Dublin City University in Quantitative Finance

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 has a great understanding of the impact on correlation, data, central bank, geopolitics, and risk events have on related fixed income and currency markets. Identifying shifts and trends whilst contextualising key fundamental data and market flow. 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. For the past 10 years he worked for GFI and BGC, servicing Institutional, Asset Managers and Pension Fund, with in depth analyses of the Fixed Income and FX products.