John was an investment analyst, manager and Director for Robert Fleming and for NM Rothschild in the 1970s and 1980s. Since then he has been a Pension trustee, a member of the Investment Committee of an Oxford College, the Chairman of an investment company and a non-executive Director of a hedge fund and an Investment Trust.
He was an early advocate of tracker funds to cut the costs of equity investment. He has written extensively on economic and investment subjects, including “Popular Capitalism” (1988 about privatisation and debt swap); “The Global marketplace” (1993 setting out how computers and telecoms innovation would power globalisation); Superpower Struggles (2005 looking at the rise of China); and “Freeing Britain to compete” (2007, a study of how to improve competitiveness, as Chairman of a Policy review).
He is currently a Distinguished Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and a lecturer and commentator on economic and investment matters. He holds a doctorate from Oxford University and the IMC Investment Management qualification.
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