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Rupert Walker

Rupert Walker

Financial Writer

Award-winning financial editor & researcher.

Rupert Walker is an award-winning financial journalist, editor, and conference moderator with a background as a fund manager and investment banker. He has worked for and contributed to a range of financial publications as well as thought pieces for investment firms, banks, consultants, and other organizations. In 2012, Rupert won the Best Editorial Comment Award in 2012 State Street Institutional Press Awards Asia Pacific.

Corporate Finance Content
Banking Content
Editing
Editorial Writing
Press Releases
Forum Moderation
Feature Writing
Interviews
Journalism Writing
Corporate Report
White Papers
Finance Content
Article Writing
Financial Services Content
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Financial Writing
Rupert Walker

Rupert Walker

Award-winning financial editor & researcher.

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Employment Highlights

Head of Research

Last Word Media

January 2019 - Present (2 years 3 months)

Managing Editor

GlobalTrading Magazine

August 2016 - January 2019 (2 years 5 months)

Asia Managing Editor

NexChange, Hong Kong

June 2015 - May 2016 (11 months)

Associate Editor

FinanceAsia (Haymarket Publishing), Hong Kong

February 2008 - October 2013 (5 years 8 months)

Education Highlights

Chartered Financial Analyst

Association for Investment Management and Research

June 1999 - September 2003 (4 years 3 months)

Master of Arts

School of Oriental and African Studies, London University

September 1994 - July 1995 (10 months)

Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts

Keble College, Oxford Univeristy

October 1980 - June 1983 (2 years 8 months)

Resume

Head of Research

Last Word Media

January 2019 - Present (2 years 3 months)

Last Word is an independent financial content solutions provider headquartered in London, with offices in Singapore and Hong Kong.

  • Led research and data analysis of fund selectors' buying preferences compiled into a quarterly publication, "Future Flows Asia".
  • Edited articles for Fund Selector Asia and compiled newsletters.
  • Acted as deputy editor, chairing and hosting roundtables and events, and working with clients on specific content-focused project.

Managing Editor

GlobalTrading Magazine

August 2016 - January 2019 (2 years 5 months)

GlobalTrading magazine is an international publication and forum for the electronic trading industry.

  • Managed the quarterly magazine, weekly EDM, and daily website. 
  • Edited and wrote content from the buy-side, sell-side, regulators and vendors, as well as moderating market participant roundtables.

Writer

Independent

May 2016 - September 2016 (4 months)

  • Worked with clients across Hong Kong.
  • Completed projects for HSBC, Julius Baer, Colombia Threadneedle Investments, Euroclear, EY, FinanceAsia, Fund Selector Asia, and The Peak.

Asia Managing Editor

NexChange, Hong Kong

June 2015 - May 2016 (11 months)

NexChange is a financial news analysis, social media and fintech conference startup based in New York, London, and Hong Kong.

  • Managed a team of five journalists. 
  • Wrote and edited original content and managed third-party content.
  • Chaired and moderated monthly fintech conferences held at Cyberport, Hong Kong. 

Writer & Journalist

Independent

October 2013 - June 2015 (1 year 8 months)

  • Worked as a contributing editor for FinanceAsia and AsianInvestor.
  • Wrote and edited for the Economist Intelligence Unit, Hong Kong Tatler, The Trade Asia, Asia Etrading, The Treasurer, The Peak and Development Asia (ADB) as well as thought pieces for investment and private banks, consultants, and other organizations. 
  • Produced all-day conferences for Haymarket Media Group, including “Borrowers and Lenders, North Asia”, “Bangladesh Summit (Singapore), and “Stock Connect” (HK).
  • Moderated several roundtables and webinar discussions on capital markets and asset management for the Group.

Associate Editor

FinanceAsia (Haymarket Publishing), Hong Kong

February 2008 - October 2013 (5 years 8 months)

FinanceAsia is a Hong Kong-based publication reporting on Asia’s financial and capital markets through a daily website and monthly magazine.

  • Won the “Best Editorial Comment”, 2012 State Street Institutional Press Awards, Asia Pacific.
  • Wrote about all aspects of financial markets and economies in Asia, with particular country focuses on Indonesia, Korea, Singapore, and Vietnam for the monthly magazine and daily web-letter. Topics included: debt and equity capital markets, M&A, private banking and wealth management, commodities, foreign exchange, project finance, company profiles, and macroeconomics. 
  • Created analytical articles and regularly wrote op-ed pieces. 

Education

Chartered Financial Analyst, CFA

Association for Investment Management and Research

June 1999 - September 2003 (4 years 3 months)

  • Series 7, NASD Award.
  • Earned Investment Management Certificate.

Master of Arts, Social Anthropology

School of Oriental and African Studies, London University

September 1994 - July 1995 (10 months)

  • Delivered Nigerian civil war thesis.

Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts, Modern History

Keble College, Oxford Univeristy

October 1980 - June 1983 (2 years 8 months)

  • Produced British policy ahead of World War II thesis.