John has a law degree and an MBA from the London Business School. He gained his CFA qualification in 2017. Prior to joining JM Finn in January 2011, John was a merchant adventurer which took him to Sweden, Dubai, Indonesia and India where he was involved with derivatives broking, property and estate agencies as well as general corporate finance related consulting. John specialised in shareholder activism for a number of years and at one stage owned a company that did specialist sound, flash and exhaust fume moderation for sniper rifles. John is a keen sailor, and still stalks, shoots or fishes most weekends. John is one of the 1,831 people who have swum the Channel. He enjoys backgammon, bridge and the fine gastronomic delights of Boodles. John has three daughters and lives in West London with his two Patterdale terriers and his girlfriend.
On the 19th of March 2020 the plague reached the Bank of England and it cut its base rate to 0.1%.
MarketAxess is where most corporate bonds get traded, particularly American ones and in the smaller deal size (below $5 million).
The London Stock Exchange Group, an exchange where shares and bonds are traded, also incorporates a range of clearing and settlement business as well as price information and index sales.