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Martin Hutchinson

World Banking Analyst

For 27 years, Martin Hutchinson was an international merchant banker in London, New York, and Zagreb. He ran derivatives platforms for two European banks before serving as director of a Spanish venture capital company, advisor to the Korean company Sunkyong, and chairman of a U.S. modular building company. In Zagreb, he established the Croatian debt capital markets, set up the corporate finance operations of Privredna Banka Zagreb, and arranged for the monetization of 800,000 frozen Macedonian foreign currency savings accounts. He has been a financial journalist for over 14 years, and is the author of Great Conservatives and co-author of Alchemists of Loss, which details the causes and consequences of the 2008 financial crash. He currently publishes a weekly column called The Bear’s Lair, in which he comments on the economy and market. He is also a correspondent for Reuters’ BreakingViews. Martin has a first class Honors Degree from Trinity College Cambridge and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


April 2015

General Electric Set to Make The Jetsons a Reality

By - April 21, 2015

GE is selling off its financial services arm, and the newly engineering-focused company looks like a good opportunity.

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Hunting for Yield Among Bank Stocks

By - April 15, 2015

Bank stocks are a pretty unattractive investment for income seekers right now, but there may be a few decent bargains…

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China’s Power Play Has Americans Spooked

By - April 14, 2015

The Obama administration fears that the AIIB will undermine the power of the U.S.-dominated World Bank and IMF in emerging markets. Will it?

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The 7 Possible Outcomes of the U.K. Election

By - April 13, 2015

The U.K. general election takes place on May 7. Here’s what’s at stake, along with seven potential outcomes to expect...

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Record Energy Share Offerings Are a Warning

By - April 7, 2015

U.S. oil companies sold a record $10.8-billion worth of new equity in the first quarter – and that should scare investors.

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Will Hillary’s Alternates Please Stand Up?

By - April 1, 2015

Hillary Clinton is still regarded as the inevitable Democratic nominee for the 2016 presidential election. Here are four alternates...

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Where Can You Start Trusting a Yield?

By - April 1, 2015

High yields may look great in theory, but the cutoff for sensible yield is actually much lower than you probably think.

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