Alan is the Principal Consultant at He brings a vast knowledge of both Treasury and Trade finance to the team.

Alan is a career banker with more than forty year’s experience. He has lived and worked abroad for more than twenty years. Early in his career, Alan was involved in many aspects of Middle Eastern financial culture. His trade finance knowledge was built dealing with banks through the Arabian Gulf and North Africa.

He spent six years with a prominent Islamic Investment Company in London travelling frequently to Saudi Arabia. It was here that Alan learned the link between trade finance and treasury product in Islamic Finance.

Re-entering the banking field in 1990 Alan became a treasury salesman specializing in working with Middle Eastern Financial Institutions.

Leveraging his knowledge, Alan relocated to Saudi Arabia where he spent a total of Eight years in two “tours of duty”. He can understand spoken Arabic and can say a few words. He has also worked in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar and lived in Cyprus through the turmoil of the bailout and banking crisis.

Returning to England and after working, briefly, with HSBC, Alan established Treasury

The aim of this business is to provide support to SME’s, individuals and Brokers, predominantly in the South West where he now lives. He has a “down to earth” attitude to business and prides himself on being able to speak on his subject in a “jargon free” manner

Alan writes an informative, regular blog for his site. See the latest articles below for up-to-date insights and market advice (click to read more on Alan’s site): Professional Content Personally Delivered

  • Return of Monetary Policy Brings uncertainty
    by Treasury Consultancy on September 20, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Too many cooks spoil the broth. There is an adage amongst investors that says that investments do best at the start of an easing cycle while the opposite is true at the start of a Central Bank tightening bias. There … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Carney Reasserts Control.
    by Treasury Consultancy on September 19, 2017 at 7:14 am

    Pound falls as hawkish view dissipates The thing about a correction is that as soon as the market sucks the catalyst dry, the original trend returns. The pound had become extremely oversold, especially against the common currency so it wasn’t … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Ad Lib Lines; Well-Rehearsed.
    by Treasury Consultancy on September 18, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Johnson begins campaign The “big guns” of the Conservative Party have been quiet recently as Theresa May has been given sufficient rope to hang herself. Since the return of Parliament following its summer recess the Prime Minister has been “treading … Continue reading &rarr […]


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