Philip Coggan

Philip Coggan

Capital Markets Editor, The Economist


Since revealing the illusions behind the crash and its ramifications in Paper Promises, Philip has published a new edition of Money Machine – with an overview of the London markets. In speeches Philip weighs up the outlook for equities, bonds and currencies. What does Brexit and the rise in protest parties tell us about the future for globalisation? And given low rates, what are the consequences for insurance companies and pension funds?


Philip Coggan is the Capital Markets Editor of The Economist, where he writes the Buttonwood column. He was awarded the title of Senior Financial Journalist in the Harold Wincott awards, and won the category for best personal finance story at the Business Journalist of the Year Awards.

Philip was previously Investment Editor of The Financial Times, and wrote the Long View and the Last Word columns. In previous positions at the FT he has been market editor, economics correspondent, personal finance editor and the Lex columnist.

Philip is the author of The Money Machine: How the City works, a revealing look behind the hype and headlines at how the financial system really operates from crashes to currency rates. In Paper Promises he produced an accessible guide to debt, money and the financial crisis, whilst in The Last Vote he moved toward the political with an analysis of post-crisis democracy. He has also written Easy Money, The Economist Guide to Hedge Funds, and The Economist Game Query, a light-hearted ‘non-trivial trivia quiz that asks how well you really know your world.’

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