Alara is a London-based writer, with experience working as a broadcast journalist and news editor covering the fintech, finance and startup sector. She enjoys interviewing business leaders and moderating at events, and has a communications degree from Syracuse University in New York.
Alison Hunt is a financial journalist and copywriter. She has spent many years working for The Motley Fool UK, writing about investing and personal finance. After many more years with lovemoney.com she became a freelance journalist. She has written for a number of magazines and websites and specialises in investment, personal finance and consumer affairs.
Amanda Cooper has covered financial markets and macroeconomics for nearly two decades for Reuters News. She is passionate about exploring the most complex and opaque parts of the financial world to tell stories that readers need to know, covering anything from credit derivatives to crude oil to central banks. Amanda has lived and worked in London, New York and Madrid and is fluent in Spanish, German and French.
Ashley Norris has been writing about technology and finance for several decades. He worked for magazines and then for national newspapers, including having a weekly column in The Guardian. More recently he has worked with startups, both his own and other people’s, and has a wide knowledge of the UK fintech sector. Ashley is also passionate about new technologies such as blockchain and Artificial Intelligence.
Charlotte Ricca has been fascinated by technology and its implications for two decades. Back then she wrote extensively for both business and consumer magazines and had a weekly technology column in The Independent. Charlotte is passionate about how tech is shaping the modern world and excited by the potential of blockchain and cryptocurrency, and admits to owning a bitcoin or two.
Darius McQuaid is a finance reporter who has written business stories for the Daily Express, where he covered Brexit, the US markets and cryptocurrencies. He has reported on various financial issues such as pensions, bridging loans and funds and was recognised by the ADVFN International Financial Awards for his “outstanding” cryptocurrency coverage. Previously he was editor of HRreview – the site was a finalist in the Drum Online Media Awards. Personal interests include swimming, squash, music and TV/films.
David Becker is a capital markets consultant with a focus on commodities, currencies, stocks, bonds and cryptocurrencies. He issues forecasts of future price changes and economic views of the current market environment, as well as providing insights into risk management. These include market risks, credit risks and systemic risks. He has worked at investment banks in New York and London as well as three hedge funds.
Douglas Thane is a business development manager interested in understanding the underlying theory behind economic and financial trends. A strong background in macroeconomics and a keen eye for global politics provide Douglas with the desire to understand the financial world around us. He developed a passion for writing during university and has had the opportunity to pursue this passion throughout his professional career
Elena Berton is based in Paris. She has spent several years as a financial reporter for Dow Jones Newswires/The Wall Street Journal and Reuters, covering business sectors, macroeconomics and political affairs. As a freelance journalist she has written for a wide range of publications including USA Today, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Elena Bozhkova is a Russia-based journalist and editor with extensive experience in international media. After writing as a freelance for titles such as Nature and The Lancet she has recently moved from science journalism to fintech and cryptocurrency. Elena worked as a senior editor for Cointelegraph, one of the leading blockchain and cryptocurrency news websites.
Hugh Wilson is a freelance writer with 20 years' experience working for titles such as The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and Huffington Post, and organisations from internet service providers and global accountancy networks to fintech startups and the world's largest aggregates business, Heidelberg Cement. He writes mostly about business and technology
Marianne Curphey is an award-winning freelance financial journalist who writes for and has edited the financial pages at The Times, The Guardian, The Sunday Times and The Telegraph. She launched the Guardian’s money website, writes on money matters for the BBC and is the author of three books on finance. Her specialist areas are personal finance, fintech, currencies, economics and risk management. She also writes on accountancy, sustainability and human resources for specialist magazines.
Narender is a crypto writer and digital nomad. Hes been working in crypto space since 2019 and stacking sats. His love of Chai and mountains precedes everything. Often wonders about things such as, "why does $1 earned through leverage feel 100x better than $1 earned selling your time?"
Based in London, UK, Nathan Bathelor brings a professional trading background and highly renowned technical analysis to Capital.com. He has been trading Forex, commodity markets, and equity indices since 2007. Before joining Capital.com, Mr. Batchelor traded for Drashta Capital, a boutique Hedge Fund based in London and Sydney, where he applied day trading and trend following systems. Mr. Batchelor has also previously worked in the brokerage industry as a FX Market Analyst. Nathan holds a degree in Business and Finance and has an extensive background providing proprietary trading houses and fund managers with research.
Philip Smith has been a journalist for four decades. He has written extensively on technology (specifically its use by and benefits to businesses), climate change and politics. For the past 15 years he has specialised in business journalism, writing for a wide range of publications including The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Times. He has an MBA.
Rakesh Upadhyay is a full-time trader with over 15 years of experience trading various asset classes. He is a portfolio consultant for The Summit Group Advisors and a regular contributor for Cointelegraph. Previously, he has also written for oilprice.com, hacked.com, exchangerates.org.uk, and a few other websites. In his free time, he likes to lift heavy weights in the gym and spend time with the family.
Samantha Downes is a news reporter who specialises in investigative finance. She has covered markets, pensions and investment for the Financial Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph and has also been a columnist for women's magazines including Glamour and Cosmopolitan. She is the author of two financial guide books and when she's not working she's spending time with her family, walking her dog, or using her Peloton bike
Tania is based in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Previously, she worked as a manager and editor for several years in an IT events company. She has worked with a variety of authors to publish on web outlets covering IT topics. Now as an editor of Currency.com Tania is responsible for editing financial analysis and features
Zoran Temelkov has for the last decade been writing about banking, finance and investing. He has a PhD in Banking and Finance and MSc in Banking in Finance. He is currently employed as an Associate Professor in Shtip, Macedonia, teaching bank operations, fiscal systems, and investment management courses. Zoran is the author and co-author of many research papers, books and articles