Our Reporters

MNI's full-time journalists are located across Europe, America and Asia include former fixed-income and currency traders and strategists. All of our reporters are financial market experts with deep knowledge and well-informed industry contacts.

Jean Yung is in the MNI Policy Team covering the Federal Reserve and the US economy. She joined the Washington office in 2016 to cover economic indicators before moving to the Fed beat. Prior to joining MNI, Jean covered Chinese currency market for Dow Jones Newswires and the WSJ in Shanghai. She worked as an editor/reporter at a legal affairs newspaper in California. She holds a bachelors degree in economics from the University of Chicago and a masters degree in journalism from the University of Southern California.

Tim Cooper is part of the MNI Markets Team in London. Tim joined MNI in 2018 as a senior analyst having spent over a decade at BMI Research - the macroeconomic, country risk and financial markets research arm of the Fitch Group. At BMI, he served as chief economist, coordinating and developing the company’s global macroeconomic, exchange rate, and monetary policy forecasts. Tim also previously held roles at a globalisation think tank, in the UK Parliament, and for a prominent investment consultant in the US. Tim holds a BA from Yale University and an MSc from the London School of Economics, and is a CFA charterholder.

Greg Quinn covers Canada’s economy and the Bank of Canada for MNI in Ottawa. He has reported on Canada for two decades, from the dollar’s record highs and lows to interviewing Bank of Canada Governors and Finance Ministers. Greg has a Masters degree from the University of Toronto in Economics, and one in Journalism from Columbia University in New York. Earlier he worked at Bloomberg News in Washington, Toronto and Ottawa. 

Brooke Migdon covers the U.S. economy for MNI’s Data Team. Prior to joining MNI, Brooke worked as a criminal intelligence analyst for Amtrak’s national police department, as well as a freelance journalist in her home state of New Jersey and a staff writer at the George Washington University’s independent student newspaper. Brooke holds a bachelor's degree from GW, where she studied criminal justice and journalism.

 

Evan Ryser is a member of the MNI Policy Team covering the Federal Reserve and the US economy. Evan joined MNI in 2019 from The Asahi Shimbun covering economic policy in Washington and before that worked on Capitol Hill for three years for a US senator.  Evan holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in international economics and international relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

Hiroshi Inoue joined MNI in 2008 and is in MNI's Policy team covering the Bank of Japan and the Japanese economy. He began his journalistic career on the bond market team at Reuters’s Tokyo bureau in October 1987, the day following what became known as Black Monday. Mr. Inoue moved to Knight-Ridder Financial News in 1990 to continue covering financial markets and economic data and became a seasoned BOJ watcher. He continued his insightful reporting at KRFN’s successor BridgeNews till 2001. He continued to write about the BOJ’s monetary policy for Dow-Jones Newswires in Tokyo until just before he moved to MNI. 
 
 

Les Commons is MNI's senior editor in London and is responsible for the focused analytical reporting that is needed by our core client base. Les holds a BSc in Politics and Economics. Les joined MNI in 2001 as a fixed income correspondent and has since covered financial markets, monetary policy, data and politics. 

 

 

Flora Guo is part of MNI's Data Team and heads up coverage & analysis of Chinese and Japanese Macroeconomic data in Beijing. She joined MNI in March 2007 and has been responsible for the China survey and Asian data products. Prior to her work at MNI, Flora translated a great number of economic articles. She holds a BA degree in English from the Beijing University of Technology and has been undertaking post-graduate studies in economics.

William Sokolis

William Sokolis is in MNI's Markets Team. Bill is a senior analyst and contributes from the CME/CBoT trading floor in Chicago. His main focus is on Eurodollar, Treasury futures and options, Interest Rate Swaps, OTC Swaptions as they relate to Federal Reserve monetary policy. Bill also helps host MNI's Edge chat on Bloomberg. He was an equity options trader for Susquehanna Investment Group before becoming a sole proprietor/trader for a number of years before joining MNI in late 2004.
 
 
Marissa Wang is part of the MNI Policy Team covering the People's Bank of China and the Chinese economy. Prior to joining MNI in December 2016, Marissa worked for The Australian as a news assistant for three years after being graduated as a news assistant after being graduated from Beijing Language and Culture University. She is a native of Shandong Province, China.
 
 
 
Luke Heighton is a member of the MNI Policy Team covering the European Central Bank and the Eurozone economy, and the Swiss National Bank, from Frankfurt. He joined MNI in 2018 from The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph, where he was Investigations Correspondent, having previously worked for Counsel to the Bloody Sunday Inquiry.  He has a PhD and an MA from the University of London, an MPhil from the University of Oxford, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Liverpool.
 
John Webb is in MNI's Markets Team based in London. John joined MNI as a senior analyst in January 2000, providing market intellignece through his sources on MNI's key Markets products. John has been involved in the FX markets since 1973 when he joined money broker Harlow, Meyer. John was also an FX money broker having worked in London, NY, Toronto and Johannesburg until 1996. John has also previously worked at IFR Thompson in their FX analysis team.
 
 
Irene Prihoda works as an analyst within the Data Team and joined MNI in March 2019 in the London office where she is focusing on UK and eurozone data coverage. Irene started her career as a consultant at Ernst and Young in the area of fraud investigation and focused on compliance and anti-fraud projects. She holds a BSc in Economics and Socioeconomics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and a MSc in Economics from Lund University.
 
David Robinson works within the MNI Policy Team in London covering the Bank of England and UK economy and the Skandi central banks. He has been at MNI since the summer 2001 and is a newswire veteran. Previously he was senior UK political and economics reporter at Bridge News from 1995 through to 2000. Prior to joining Bridge News David was a UK political reporter for Knight Ridder Financial and has held a parliamentary lobby pass for more than a decade. Prior to this he spent many years in the financial trade press working for Dutch publishing group VNU on accounting and investment titles. He has a BA in Philosophy and has been undertaking post-graduate studies in Economics.
 
William Bi is MNI's Beijing-based China editor. He joined MNI in June 2016 as a senior reporter, concentrating on commodities, trade and foreign affairs. William is also MNI’s chief representative with Chinese government regulators.  Before joining MNI, William worked as the agricultural commodities reporter for eight years at Bloomberg’s Beijing office. Born in Shandong Province, China, William is a Canadian citizen from Calgary, Alberta.
 
 
Jason Webb is MNI’s Deputy-Editor In-Chief, in charge of our team of monetary policy reporters around the world. He joined MNI in 2018 from S&P Global Market Intelligence, where he had set up and run coverage of monetary policy, macroeconomics and politics, and edited their news platform’s front page. Jason is also a veteran of Bloomberg, and has served as a Reuters bureau chief for Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador, and for Spain. 
 
 
Edward Hardy is part of the Markets Team having joined MNI in December 2017 as a foreign exchange analyst. Edward focuses on macroeconomics, spot FX and currency hedging markets. After graduating with a BSc in Economics in 2011, Edward worked in financial market analysis for a number of different firms in London. Most recently, Edward was an Economist with a leading foreign exchange brokerage and helped guide and advise corporate clients on transactional FX strategy against an uncertain and volatile macroeconomic backdrop. Edward contributes to MNI's Edge, Bullets and FX analysis services.
 
Krzysztof Kruk works in the MNI Markets Team based in London, covering the Asia-Pacific hours with a focus on Fixed Income and FX. In 2018 he graduated from the University of Oxford (Christ Church) with a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. After completing internships at Reuters and the European Parliament, he joined MNI as a junior analyst. 
 
 
Tim Davis is a Senior Analyst covering both FX and rates within the Markets Team, having joined MNI in 2018. Tim spent a decade working at top tier investment banks and independent economics consultancies. Prior to joining MNI, he was Chief Investment Strategist at Fathom Consulting. He has also worked as a Macro Strategist at TD Securities and as an FX Strategist at both Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers. Tim holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Surrey, an MSc in Financial Economics at Birkbeck, University of London. He has passed all three levels of the CFA exams.  
 
David Thomas is part of the Policy Team at MNI covering the European Central Bank and the Eurozone from his Brussels base. David formerly worked for Deutsche Boerse in a communications role and was also head of communications for WFE - the global exchange industry association. David was also Brussels bureau chief for Knight-Ridder Financial and later for BridgeNews, covering the run up to and launch of the single currency in 1999 and the euro’s challenging early years. David has a strong network of contacts across the EU institutions and the Eurosystem.
 
Lachlan Colquhoun is a member of the MNI Policy and Data Teams based in Sydney covering the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Australian macroeconomy. Prior to joining MNI in 2018 he enjoyed a much travelled career spanning four decades working for some of the world's best known titles and in radio for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. His work has appeared in the Financial Times, the South China Morning Post, the Scotsman, the Cape Argus and the London Evening Standard. In addition to newspapers and magazines in Australia.
 
Tom Lake joined MNI in August 2019 as the firm’s first dedicated Political Risk Analyst and is based in London. Prior to joining MNI, Tom worked at Fitch Solutions – the macroeconomic, political risk and financial markets research arm of the Fitch Group – for over six years, initially as a Country Risk Analyst, and from 2015 to 2019 as a Senior Political Risk Analyst. Tom holds a BSc. (Hons) in Politics with Economics from the University of Bath, and as part of his studies also worked at the Institute of Economic Affairs think tank and the opinion polling agency ComRes. 
 
Wanxia Lin is an analyst in Data Team having joined MNI in October 2018 in the Beijing office, focusing on China and Japanese macroeconomic data. Prior to joining MNI, she worked as a business reporter in Hong Kong to cover the Greater China region, after graduating from the journalism school at The University of Hong Kong. She is a native of Cantonese.
 
Anthony Barton is in the Markets Team having joined MNI in February 2018. Anthony contributes to the Fixed Income & FX Bullet Points services during the Asia-Pacific time zone from London. Anthony started his career as a derivatives trader, trading futures in the proprietary trading space, with a focus on Short Term Interest Rates across the European, US and Asian time-zones. He then moved to the "squawk" industry, where he provided both vocal and written commentary on macroeconomic matters and the major asset classes. Anthony is a graduate from the Cass Business School with a BSc (Hons) in Investment & Financial Risk Management and also has FCA level 4 accreditation.
 
Taso Anastasiou provides the Technical Analysis coverage for the MNI Markets Team focusing extensively on the foreign exchange and fixed income markets with an overlay into the commodity and equity space. Taso has been applying technical analysis to markets for over 20 years. He spent 12 years at UBS as an FX technical strategist and prior to that was a senior analyst at MMS International. More recently, Taso has been self-employed providing clients with technical analysis and trading insights in financial markets. Taso is originally from South Africa and is based in Zurich.
 
 

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