For over 20 years, Tom worked as a fund manager in the City of London and in Hong Kong. During his time as a director with Schroder Investment Management International he was responsible for £2 billion of foreign clients’ money, and launched what became Argentina’s largest mutual fund. Tom now works from his home in Oxfordshire, where he researches and writes for his premium newsletter, Breakthrough Biotech Alert.
Sean graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a BA in Economics and Political Science, and from University College Dublin with an MA in Economics. Previously managing editor at MoneyWeek, he manages Agora Financial’s small cap newsletters and writes Risk and Reward. His job is, simply, to write about the world’s most exciting investment opportunities.
Jim is the author of the national bestsellers Currency Wars and The Death of Money. In addition, Jim is Chief Economist at West Shore Group and an adviser on international economics and financial threats to the Department of Defense and the US intelligence community. He served as facilitator of the first ever financial war games conducted by the Pentagon. He lives in Connecticut.
A leading investment expert with 32 years’ experience of the financial markets, David Stevenson began his career in the City with Morgan Grenfell Investment Management. He joined Oppenheimer in 1983, starting as a UK asset manager before taking over the firm’s European equity portfolios in 1986. David has subsequently managed several European funds at major institutions such as Hill Samuel, Cigna and IAI International (he’s also worked as a stockbroker with BNP Securities). David joined MoneyWeek as associate editor in 2008, moving onto newsletter writing in 2011. He is now the Investment Director of Strategic Intelligence UK and Managing Editor of Gold Speculator.
Tom Tragett has over 30 years of forex trading experience. He has worked for distinguished international organisations like the First National Bank of Maryland, Berliner A.G, The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan and RZB Austria, as both trader and manager. In 2004, Tom walked away from life in the City and is now an independent forex trader. He is also the editor of the popular newsletter Currency Wars Alert, where he helps private retail traders navigate the forex markets.
Our specialist in European politics, Pieter has previously worked at the Duitsland Instituut in Amsterdam, where he was the organisation’s lead researcher on Germany’s role in the Eurozone crisis. He went to do the mandatory stint in Brussels, where he worked for an NGO promoting entrepreneurship and the removal of barriers to starting new businesses. Pieter holds a BA in European Studies from Maastricht University, where he specialised in EU and British politics. He also holds an MA in European Culture jointly awarded by the University of Groningen and the University of Deusto in Bilbao.
Simon Popple was previously the editor of Metals & Miners – which recommended gold and silver producers. He currently assists mining companies to raise capital and speaks to the mining community on a daily basis. In these challenging times he is very committed to what he views as “Real assets” – gold, silver and agriculture and all of the efforts of his business are directed in this direction. Prior to setting up Brookville Capital in 2008, he was a Director of Topland Group, one of Europe’s largest private companies.
Greg Robinson is the editor of Income On Demand, Agora Financial UK’s first premium options trading newsletter. After graduating with an honours degree in Computer Science, Greg worked for many years as a freelance IT consultant, consulting for numerous banks and other blue chip companies. Throughout his career he pursued his interest in investment, including a number of property investments in the UK and abroad. However, around 2008 Greg began focusing on options and in 2010 largely retired from IT to become a full time trader. He lives in North Yorkshire with his wife and daughter and what he describes as a crazy dog. In his spare time he enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking and travelling.
David Belle began his trading career at the tender age of 17, after spotting a YouTube video for a trading platform and deciding to give it a try. In the years since then, he’s learned everything there is to know about the markets and how to trade them. He’s been successfully trading his own money for a number of years and has also spent time working in the city for a major broker.
With Trading Point Pro he’ll be sharing his in-depth knowledge of the markets and what drives them, to help you become a better and, more importantly, more profitable trader. Away from trading, David lives in Surrey with his family. In his spare time David is a keen sportsman and a big Manchester United fan.
Michelle began her career at Agora in 2009 as an email broadcaster. Since then she has gained experience and knowledge of all areas of the business, including both internal and external marketing. In 2014 she made the move into editorial, become deputy editor and then editor of two of our lifestyles titles. Since then she has further progressed in to the financial trading side of the business and currently manages all our trading titles. She is also a member of the company’s social team and has helped organise regular team activities and our annual Christmas parties. In her spare time Michelle is keen on keeping fit, completing three half marathons, and arts and crafts. She lives in South West London.