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The Banker has been providing global financial intelligence since 1926 and has built a reputation for objective and incisive reporting on major events. Every month the magazine combines in-depth regional and country coverage with reports on capital markets and structured finance, risk management, working capital management and securities services, environmental finance, trade and project finance, trading, technology and management and governance issues.

The Banker's editors travel the world to interview senior bankers and world leaders, giving the magazine a unique insight on global trends.

Brian Caplen

Brian Caplen has been Editor of The Banker since 2003. He joined the Financial Times Group from Euromoney in 2000 where he was Executive Editor of Euromoney magazine for five years. He also worked as a business editor and journalist in Hong Kong and the Middle East for 10 years. He has travelled extensively and done numerous high level interviews with prime ministers, finance ministers, central bank governors and senior executives. He has a first-class honours degree in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia.

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Stephen Timewell

Stephen Timewell is Editor Emeritus of The Banker, having previously been Editor-in-Chief of the magazine since 2003. Stephen has written on all corners of the globe and covered a wide variety of industry issues, from investment banking to retail banking and technology. Prior to becoming Editor-in-Chief, he had been Assistant Editor since 1990; before that, Stephen was Editor of Arab Banker from 1988. In the 1980s, he worked as a political economist for First Chicago and as a finance writer on Middle East Economic Digest.

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Philip Alexander

Philip Alexander is Senior Editor of The Banker, responsible for covering regulation and investment banks. He is also the editor of Global Risk Regulator, Previously, he was Deputy Editor of Euromoney's Emerging Markets newspaper. Before moving into journalism, Philip edited credit research for international ratings agency Standard & Poor's. He has a doctorate in Modern History from the University of Cambridge.

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Silvia Pavoni

Silvia Pavoni is Economics Editor of The Banker, for which she oversees the Latin America and Southern Europe coverage, as well as writing on international financial centres, wealth management, and project and trade finance. She is also in charge of multimedia content for Previously, Silvia was online editor of Public Private Finance, a news and data service for the public private partnerships community. She has also conducted research for organisations such as the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK, and the Italian Trade Commission. She holds a BSc in Economics and Finance from Ca'Foscari University of Venice and is fluent in Italian, her mother tongue, and Spanish.

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Jane Cooper is the Technology and Transaction Banking Editor at The Banker. She previously worked as a freelancer for a number of publications, specialising in retail banking, cards and payments, and also held a part-time position based at the London School of Economics. She has worked for Lafferty Group and also spent a number of years in South Korea, where she worked for The Korea Herald and Arirang TV. She has an undergraduate degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and an MSc from Oxford University.

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James King

James King is Middle East Editor and also writes about Islamic finance. Prior to joining The Banker, James worked for economic research and consulting firm, the Oxford Business Group, in the United Arab Emirates and Thailand. He has also covered the global energy sector with The Oil & Gas Year, living and working in the US, Brazil, Canada and Peru. James has a BA in International Relations from the University of Exeter and an MA from King's College London.

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Stefanie Linhardt

Stefanie Linhardt is Europe Editor of The Banker, covering western, central and eastern Europe as well as capital markets. She joined from EuroWeek, where she was high-yield and leveraged finance editor, and, prior to that, worked for equity newswire S&P MarketScope. While in Munich, she held part-time positions with Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) and German news agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur. She holds a masters degree in politics from LMU in Munich and a post graduate diploma in journalism from Westminster University in London.

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Stefania Palma

Stefania Palma is Asia Editor of The Banker and also covers capital markets. She joined the publication after reading for an MPhil in Modern Chinese Studies at the University of Oxford, during which she completed an exchange at Peking University (北京大学). She was previously responsible for the Niche Currency section at EuroWeek and reported on the development of non-US dollar, non-euro bond markets. She has a BSc in Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, where she first started studying Mandarin.

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Guillaume Hingel is Research Editor for The Banker. He is responsible for the research behind the annual Top 1000 World Banks report published every July as well as the production of monthly regional rankings. He is also in charge of the update and development of The Banker's online financial database ( He previously worked as a research assistant for This is Africa, the Institut de la Mediterranee in Marseilles and for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris. He speaks English, French and Spanish fluently and has an MSc from the London School of Economics.

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