I started as a trainee money broker in the City in 1973 and worked my way through the markets finally ending up as a floor broker and trader on the futures markets . I remain committed to the old city  and fervently believe that London will remain Europe’s premier financial center . Outside of finance I love my family ,football and dogs . My blogs and columns aim to be fairly lighted hearted memories of days gone by as well as sideways views on today’s world .

The views expressed here are my own personal views and are not  solicitations to trade .