“I have known Alex Wright for a number of years having met him in Bermuda when I was posted there by Schroders as managing director of their subsidiary there, Schroders (Bermuda) Limited. Alex at the time was working for the Royal Gazette, reporting on issues related to finance and business.
Managing the company’s contacts and relationships with the press and other media was a key element of my management responsibilities in Bermuda, very much as it was in my previous jobs at Schroders. In my experience, managing press and media relations can at times be difficult, but they can be very satisfying, particularly when dealing with the press, when the journalist shows a thorough understanding of the subject, economics, finance and asset management in case, and reports accurately and objectively. I have always liked his style, the presentational aspects and his commentary.
This was very much the case with Alex. He has an impressive knowledge of financial markets in general coupled with a good background in the supportive economics. As a result, the relationship with Alex was very satisfactory and interesting on a professional level. We also became friends over time and I value his friendship.”