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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 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.

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.