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Hamish McRae


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£6,000 - £10,000

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Speaker - Business

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Hamish McRae is one of the finest experts in global economies and financial markets.  He is Associate Editor of The Independent and author of the highly acclaimed book The World in 2020 – Power, Culture and Prosperity: A Vision of the Future, published in 1994.  The book quickly became a best seller and is now being published in the USA by Harvard Business School.  In this new book, he explains a radical new vision of the way the world is changing.  It shows how the cutting edge will be cultural rather than technological and why originality will prove as important as discipline in the struggle for dominance.

Hamish McRae was born in Devon in 1943.  He was educated at Fettes College, Edinburgh and Trinity College, Dublin where he took an Honours degree in Economics and political Science.

Starting his career on the Liverpool Post as a graduate trainee in 1966.  The joined The Banker in 1967 becoming Assistant Editor and Deputy  Editor, before leaving in 1972 to take up the position as Editor of Euromoney.  He became Financial Editor of The Guardian in January 1975.  In 1989, he was appointed Business and City Editor of The Independent becoming Associate Editor in 1991.

Hamish was the first winner of the Harold Wincott Young Financial Journalist of the Year award jointly with Frances Cairncross, now Media Editor of the Economist, whom he married in 1971.  He also won the Harold Wincott Financial Journalist of the year award in 1979 – the first person to win both junior and senior prizes.  In 1989 he won a special merit award from American Express for a study of world equity markets.  Hamish was voted the 1996 Business Columnist of the Year by the Periodical Publishers Association for his articles in the Institute of Directors magazine, Director.

He has written jointly with Frances Cairncross:Captial City: London as a Financial Centre, first published by Eyre Methuen in 1973, latest UK edition 1991, latest Japanese edition 1987, and The Second Great Crash: How the oil crisis could destroy the world’s economy, published by Eyre Methuen (With Prentice – Hall Inc. and Nihon Keissi Shimbun) in 1975.  His study of the Tokyo foreign securities market was published in 1985 by the Group of Thirty, New York as Japan’s Role in the Emergency Global Securities Market.

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