Financial Journalist


Reporter for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires in Hong Kong

Experience covering financial news across Europe, the Middle East and Asia

Campaigning journalism influenced a change in UAE criminal law

Skilled handling of real-time breaking news, long-term investigations and data projects

Developer of automated market reporting software for commercial use








Feb 2014 - present: The Wall Street Journal & Dow Jones Newswires
MARKETS REPORTER // Real-time market news and comment across Asia-Pacific, focused on FX markets

Aug 2013 - Jan 2014: Self-Employed
FREELANCE JOURNALIST // Articles published in the Financial Times, the Daily Mail and The National

Aug 2010 - Aug 2013: The National
BUSINESS REPORTER // Banking, Finance & Markets

Jan 2008 - May 2010: Various internships
INCLUDING // Sky News Online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, CNN International and the Financial Times


June 2016 - present: CFA Institute
Passed CFA Level I exam

Oct 2009 - Jun 2010: City, University of London
Master's Degree // Newspaper Journalism

Sep 2004 - May 2008: University of St Andrews
Undergraduate Degree // English Literature

Computer skills
Programming experience: highly skilled with PCs, Macs, Bloomberg terminals, and software including Adobe InDesign, InCopy and Photoshop

HTML, CSS, C, PHP, Javascript, Regex, XML, XPath, Python, R, SQL and search engine optimisation

Triathlon participant, 10K and marathon runner



Coverage for The Wall Street Journal has included topics ranging from Scottish independence to China's opening of its stock markets to foreign investors.

Multi-platform reporting on Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement protests of late 2014.

Coverage of China's stock market crash in 2015 included TV and radio interviews  and data analysis of market liquidity revealing hidden trends

Campaign series on criminal aspects of security cheques in the UAE influenced a change in the law and the release of more than 1,000 people from prison. Read more.

Specialist experience in the Middle East is a prized asset for international publications. I've contributed to a Financial Times special report on Arab banking and written features on Dubai's recovery for the Daily Mail.

Revealed a market-rigging case which had led to a banker’s suspension by the Dubai Financial Services Authority.

Interviews include:

Boris Collardi, chief executive of Julius Baer; Stephen Hester, former chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland; former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker; former Bundesbank president Axel Weber; and actor Al Pacino.

My PGP fingerprint is EC01 CB70 35F3 C01F C6E7  0E28 CDB7 B5E4 0D5B 6171. Don't believe me? It's also over here.

Say hi anytime.


© Gregor Stuart Hunter