Financial Journalist


Freelance journalist with articles in publications including Fortune, Nikkei Asia and The Guardian.


Formerly at Bloomberg News and The Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong. CFA Charterholder


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 2021 - present: Freelance
Taipei, Taiwan
Wrote long-term features for Fortune; diplomacy and technology coverage for Nikkei Asia, and political reports for The Guardian, as well as investment research, due diligence and communications for corporate clients

May 2018 - Feb 2021: Bloomberg News
Hong Kong
Cross-Asset Markets Reporter // Real-time market news covering the Asia-Pacific region.

Feb 2014 - Apr 2018: The Wall Street Journal & Dow Jones Newswires
Hong Kong
Markets reporter // Wrote market news and commentary, focused on stocks, FX, alternative investments and cryptocurrency markets

Aug 2013 - Jan 2014: Self-Employed
London, UK
Freelance journalist // Articles published in the Financial Times, the Daily Mail and The National

Aug 2010 - Aug 2013: The National
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Business reporter // Banking, Finance & Markets

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


June 2016 - June 2019: CFA Institute
CFA Charterholder
Completed three exams covering topics including portfolio management, quantitative methods, corporate finance, economics and ethics

May 2016 - present: Confucius Institute
Passed HSK Level IV 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, TensorFlow 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:

Carrie Lam, chief executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; 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 E203 7996 AC75 5808 FBFF FD0D CC08 3C32 8A4B A66F. 

Say hi anytime.


© Gregor Stuart Hunter