Warning—since I have already described what I do and how I can help you on my homepage, this will be one of those overly descriptive ‘about me’ pages.
Growing up, I was always fascinated by how financial markets worked. Why was the US dollar worth more than the Australian dollar? What’s all the clamor about interest rates? How did the Asian financial crisis happen?
This curiosity—plus an aptitude for numbers—led me to a finance degree from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. The natural path after that was to enter the financial services industry, which I did by joining a regional investment bank, which led to me being posted to the Corporate Banking department, followed by a transfer some years later to the Credit and Operational Risk Analytics department.
My main functions within these two jobs, different as they sound, were similar—analyzing credit risk. This involved lots and lots of research, and lots of lots of writing, which served as the building blocks for my financial writing career.
The reasons I made the switch are familiar—freedom, autonomy, remote working, and the like. While I didn’t dislike my job (and I met some brilliant people there), I realized that it was not something I could for the long term.
Hence, the switch to financial writing, which also allows me to focus on what I enjoy best: the writing portion. Also, the style of writing in the bank was quite different (read: dull), so the switch allowed me to write in a way that resonates with people, rather than to satisfy some procedural credit committee.
And that’s why you are reading this right now. When I’m not writing or doing client work, you can find me either buried in my Kindle (the perfect complementary hobby for writing), on the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu mats, or falling down some internet rabbit hole.
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