A steppe forward

Prior to joining The Economist in 2018, I was the editor of Agri Investor, a publication tracking capital flows in farming and food around the globe. I was previously a reporter, and then editor, at Private Equity International and Infrastructure Investor

But my journey started in 2007, aboard the Trans-Siberian railway linking Beijing to the capital of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, where I took up my first job, as a wine merchant. I then made a stopover in the coastal hills of the Penedès, near Barcelona, before settling in London in 2009.

Selling fine wine in the middle of a financial crisis proved to be an experience rich in learnings—which also whetted my appetite for writing about finance, business and the food system. Today I am one of The Economist's principal writers on banking, fintech, insurance and other financial firms. I also cover development finance, farming and food. As well as wine, from time to time. 

I am regularly invited to comment on financial matters by other media, including recently NPR, CNBC, CBS and Cheddar TV.