About Me

I love reflecting on how to live a better life, whether in terms of relationships, work or life in general. I get through two books a week, have a guilty interest in popcorn movies and have a knack of meeting unusual people. I have a talent for synthesising and have a separate site that features my two weekly curated lists of web articles – one related to finance and economics and the other on all things non-macro like health, tech and entertainment. I have my own podcast show called “Deep See With Bilal”,which as the name suggests is about seeing the world more deeply. I’m also in the tortured process of writing a book. In this site, I write blogs on a diverse range of topics – all of which (hopefully) help us live a better life.

As for my biographical details: I grew up in Oxford, studied Economics at Cambridge, went to work in macro research at JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank and currently Nomura. At work, I focus on global macro, which includes the big economic themes and financial market trends. I travel the world seeing major investors, corporates and policymakers.

I was an Honorary Visiting Professor at the Cass Business School in London between 2015 and 2018. I also occasionally lecture at the London Business School, Oxford University and Imperial College. You might see my writings in publications like the Financial TimesWall Street Journalor The Economist, or you may see me on shows on BloombergCNBCor CNN. Outside of finance, I am a trustee at The Polka Theatre– one of Europe’s leading theatres dedicated to children. I have many pets (see picture below). 

I should add that all the views and opinions expressed on this site are my own and in no way represent the views of any organisations I am affiliated with!

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Coco the cat, and Bamboo the dog