Welcome to ianfraser.org, the website of journalist, blogger and broadcaster Ian Fraser. I write about business, finance, politics and economics for publishers including Financial Times, BBC News, The Sunday Times, The Herald/Sunday Herald, Thomson Reuters and Dow Jones. My book Shredded: The Rise and Fall of The Royal Bank of Scotland, will be published on 6 March 2014.
Recent projects have included researching and helping to produce documentary programs about the banking and financial crisis for the BBC. These have included RBS: Inside The Bank That Ran Out of Money, shown on BBC1 and BBC2 in autumn 2011, and shortlisted for a BAFTA award.
I’m available for freelance assignments including research, writing, commissioning and editing. Sectors covered include banking, financial markets, investment management, economics, globalization, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, energy and renewables. Strengths include excellent contacts in business and finance and the ability to make complex subjects accessible to a general audience.
Journalism, blogging, broadcasting and book-writing are my main focus, but I can also provide services including web content creation, ghost-writing and media training. In recent years, I have been interviewed about the banking and economic crisis by BBC News, BBC Radio 4 Today, BBC World Service, BBC World News TV, BBC Newsnight Scotland, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Northern Ireland, Radio New Zealand, Talk Nation Radio (US), The Keiser Report, STV News and a number of other broadcasters. My 12-minute interview with Max Keiser, on the Keiser Report, was broadcast on 12 July 2012, two weeks after Barclays was fined £290m for Libor rigging.
Both this website and Qfinance are ranked among the top five finance blogs by media intelligence firm Cision. In January 2012, I was named the UK’s fourth most influential finance tweeter, after the Financial Times, by LondonlovesBusiness and Peer Index and I was ranked 14th in economia’s December 2012 Twitter Finance 50.
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