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

  • Tusk and Juncker facing Political Upheaval.
    by Treasury Consultancy on October 3, 2017 at 7:14 am

    Secession is the new Brexit. What do Lombardy, Venice, Sardinia, The Basques, South Tyrol and even Northern Cyprus have in common? They all have secessionist movements agitating, to various degrees to leave their “mother countries”. Emmanuel Macron, the French President … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • No Change in Tory Rifts over Europe
    by Treasury Consultancy on October 2, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Wets, Europhobes and Brexiteers.   The Conservative Party has spent more that forty years arguing about the U.K.’s role in Europe and never coming close to finding a solution. The comparison between Margaret Thatcher demanding (and getting) a reduction in … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Hard Brexit becoming inevitable
    by Treasury Consultancy on September 29, 2017 at 7:03 am

    U.K. position impossible to fathom. It is like giving Linda McCartney the job of slaughtering the herd! Asking a largely remain group of politicians of whatever political persuasion to deliver a reasonable departure from the EU was a forlorn hope. … Continue reading &rarr […]


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