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Brian Reading

Founder, Lombard Street Research, UK
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Brian Reading is a director of Lombard Street Research. He has a first-class honors degree in philosophy, politics, and economics from Wadham College, Oxford. After earning his degree he was appointed adviser to the Governor of the Bank of England, worked in the government’s Department of Economic Affairs, and from 1966 to 1972 was an adviser to Edward Heath. Since then he has been economics editor of the Economist, consultant to Dillon Reed and with US Advisory Associates, and adviser to Nomura Asset Management. In 1991 he founded the Lombard Street Research International Service and is also founder of Ernst & Young’s Item Club.


Articles by this Author

  • New Dollar Area: The Makings of the Mess
    by Brian Reading
    They called it “Bretton Woods 2.” A better name would have been the “new dollar area” (NDA), especially when the November 2008 G20 summit to fix the global financial architecture was labeled by the media as Bretton Woods 2. It is an informal, fixed, or semi-fixed exchange rate regime centered on the dollar. Whatever it is called, it did much to cause the world financial crisis. While the two are intimately linked, they are rarely discussed...

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