Simon Boughey has been a financial journalist since the end of the 1980s. He has worked in London and New York, and has written for such publications as ThomsonReuters International Financing Review, Euromoney, The Banker, GlobalCapital, Risk, The Business, Credit, CFO and Investment Dealers’ Digest. From 2009 to 2011 he wrote a regular column on trading and technology for Financial News.
He is currently contributing editor for 1LoD and also an editor for Boston Consulting Group.
Simon also has considerable newswire experience, having worked for real-time services S&P MMS, MCM Group and Total Derivatives. In 1990, he moved to New York to launch IFR’s Corporate Eye, an innovative screen-based service covering fixed income and swap markets. He lived in New York for the rest of the 1990s covering North American markets before returning to London in 2003.
While in New York, he was on hand to witness some of the major stories of the day, such as Salomon’s Treasury trading scandal, and attended the sessions in Congress for the first (and unsuccessful) attempt to regulate the derivatives industry in the mid-1990s. He also saw the creation of the credit derivatives industry, and the birth of synthetic credit instruments.
Back in London since 2003, he reported on the great financial crisis of 2007/2008, mainly through the pages of Euroweek (now GlobalCapital), for which he also covered US and European CDS markets and the US corporate bond market.
In addition, Simon has worked on the other side of the fence as an economist and derivatives analyst, for Icap, the world’s leading execution-only broker.
Between 2011 and 2016 he worked in the corporate communications department of Citigroup in London, covering media relations for the FICC businesses. In this capacity, he was often the first point of contact for news outlets covering the Libor and FX front-running scandals. During his tenure, Citigroup performed exceptionally well in front rank banking awards, picking up its first global derivatives awards from IFR since the crisis and also Bank of the Year from Euromoney.
Since 2016 he has returned to writing, working as contributing editor for 1LoD, a start-up providing events and commentary for the front office control departments in banks, and also writing for Risk and Copper (on crypto currencies).
He continues to write theatre reviews for www.livetheatreuk.co.uk and has also written articles on sport, including cricket and baseball.
He has an MA in history from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and an MA in War Studies from King’s College, London.