Peter Lee

Peter Lee
Peter Lee
Editorial director

Peter Lee joined Euromoney straight from Oxford university in 1985, swapping the delights of studying Coleridge and Wordsworth for the more rigorous discipline of breaking news out of the syndicated loan market. After a year reporting for the Euromoney capital markets guide, Peter joined the company’s flagship title as a staff writer concentrating on core capital markets. His investigations of the controversial Libyan block sale of Fiat shares that almost killed the international equity new issue market at birth and on the LBO of United Airlines that threatened a great stock market crash, persuaded his editors to keep him in employment and send him round the world to report on the rapidly internationalizing financial markets.

At the start of the 1990s, Peter moved to New York as Euromoney’s US editor, producing a string of cover stories including profiles of Goldman Sachs and the rapidly growing acquisition machine Chemical Bank, investigations on the dangers lurking in derivatives markets. Returning to London, he became editor of Euromoney in 1999 and directed its coverage of the birth of the euro capital market, the internet’s transformation of financial services, the emergence of China, Enron and related scandals, the explosive growth of hedge funds.

Peter  became editorial director of Euromoney in May 2005. He is 42, married with  two children and lives in  Wandsworth, south west London.  His abiding interests are football, rugby, cricket, literature, drama: think Stuart Pearce meets Salman Rushdie.

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Recent stories by Peter Lee

  • Blockchain shifts from theory to practice

    Pilot projects to transact on distributed ledgers are starting to deliver lower costs, higher speeds and improved efficiency to bank customers. Blockchain may be the biggest shake up in market share the banking business has ever seen

    Published March 2017

  • Banking: Regtech promises better and cheaper AML and KYC compliance

    Rather than moaning about the time and money spent chasing false-positive alerts of criminal or terrorist financing, banks ought to be sharpening up their own anti-money laundering (AML) and know-your-customer (KYC) systems or renting in better ones.

    Published February 2017

  • Seven-bank consortium to deliver trade finance on blockchain this year

    Some of Europe’s biggest banks have joined behind KBC’s blockchain prototype to help SMEs increase trade across the continent.

    Published February 2017

  • Citi’s own fintech upstart disrupts from the inside

    Citi's new mobile app is a first crucial step to re-invention. Head of consumer banking, Stephen Bird, tells Euromoney the bank may have only a couple of years to convince customers it is the high-quality, always-connected partner with the services they want.

    Published January 2017

  • Departing CFTC chair warns against repeal of financial regulation

    As he steps down from the CFTC on inauguration day, Timothy Massad warns the new administration that wholesale repeal of post-crisis financial regulation would be a big mistake.

    Published January 2017

  • DTCC puts blockchain at heart of $11 trillion credit derivatives market

    Taking post-trade processing onto distributed ledger could be the first big step, with clearing and settlement and even payments to follow.

    Published January 2017

  • Origin launches new platform for private placements

    Fintech comes to a €300 billion a year, core segment of the European primary debt capital markets

    Published January 2017

  • Fintech: Banks are just at the start of their digital journey

    Banks are trying to rebrand themselves as technology companies. But even the ones at the forefront of the digital charge are relative laggards

    Published December 2016

  • Federal Reserve raises concerns over blockchain

    The Fed’s white paper on blockchain shows the extent of concerns about instability in the $12.6 trillion-a-day US payments system as it adapts to new technology. It also puts tech providers on warning of bank-like regulation.

    Published December 2016

  • R3 releases Corda as blockchain strains start to show

    Even as some original founders withdraw from the R3 consortium of banks developing blockchain proofs of concept, it opens up what could become a key piece of infrastructure for the future of wholesale financial services.

    Published November 2016

  • Fintech: Coaching for asset managers

    By identifying and managing unconscious behavioural biases, Essentia Analytics aims to help portfolio managers make more money for their clients.

    Published November 2016

  • Fintech creeps up on the capital markets

    The application of fintech to wholesale banking is, to date, less clear than in retail financial services, where peer-to-peer lenders, start-up remittance companies, crowdfunders and robo-advisers are quickly picking up market share from the incumbents. It is more likely that fintech startups will collaborate with and sell to the incumbents in capital markets than disintermediate them. But they will still transform those markets and the business leaders.

    Published November 2016

  • Behavioural finance: You can’t model Trump

    Much of what counts as the modern study of economics consists merely of advanced mathematical modelling of financial markets, and the election of Donald Trump now renders it mostly worthless.

    Published November 2016

  • Trump good for US equities, bad for bonds

    Markets might have sold off on Trump’s win but this is far from anyone’s definition of panic.

    Published November 2016

  • CaixaBank casts doubt on European bank mergers

    ECB’s Praet urges consolidation; conditions not right, says CaixaBank chairman.

    Published November 2016

  • European banks share in the FICC boom

    Even amid stories of clients cutting exposure to Deutsche over concerns regarding the DoJ investigation, the bank still benefited from rising customer volumes in the third quarter, as did other European banks.

    Published October 2016

  • Blockchain allows for invoice securitization

    As Applied Blockchain and Tallysticks progress with their invoices-on-blockchain project, the prospect of a new form of short-term capital markets funding for companies emerges.

    Published October 2016

  • The regtech headache of going digital

    Qumram offers a solution for banks that must be able quickly to reconstruct online discussions with their clients carried out across multiple digital channels.

    Published October 2016

  • Krzana is the search engine of the future

    Krzana aims to give users an edge over rival investors by sucking the rare, important signals that will move markets out of the vast and noisy din of financial news media.

    Published October 2016

  • Nationalism: Could digital technology offer hope for a new era of financial interconnectivity?

    Global banks are in retreat. Some countries stand on the brink of exclusion from the conventional financial system.

    Euromoney September 2016