has lived in Germany for more than 12 years after previously residing in Great Britain, Switzerland and the United States. He has degrees from the London School of Economics (B.Sc. Econ) and the University of Santa Clara, California (Master of Business Administration).
John is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI), the leading professional body of the finance profession in the United Kingdom. He has experience in hedge fund and private equity portfolio construction as well as placement to international institutions, banks, family offices and high net worth clients in the U.K. and in Germany.
John also has many years of international experience in the global fixed income, OTC swaps and derivatives markets which were placed with central banks, international institutions and commercial banks. He had the registered qualification of the Canadian Stock Exchanges.
John is fluent in English and German. He publishes regular opinion letters in both languages about current topics in international economics and finance. He has been constructing investment fund portfolios for clients of Matz-Townsend Finanzplanung, Oestrich-Winkel im Rheingau since 2004.