David Marsh (financial specialist)
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David Wayne Marsh CBE is a British financial specialist, business consultant and writer on political, economic and monetary issues. He is chairman of Germany-headquartered management consultancy SCCO International and co-chairman of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) that links central banks, sovereign funds and private sector financial groups. OMFIF is Co-chaired by David and Michael Lafferty of the Lafferty Group. Marsh is chairman of the advisory board of independent investment bank London & Oxford Capital Markets.
He worked for the Financial Times between 1978 and 1995, including in France and Germany, becoming European editor. Previously he worked for City merchant bank Robert Fleming, corporate finance boutique Hawkpoint and German management consultancy Droege. He started his career at Reuters in 1973 after studying chemistry at Oxford University.
David Marsh is deputy chairman of German-British Forum, advisory board member of Centre for European Reform, board member of British Chamber of Commerce in Germany and honorary professor at the University of Birmingham. In the New Year Honours 2000 Marsh was appointed as a Commander of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services to Anglo-German relations. In 2003 Marsh was awarded the German Order of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz).
Marsh has written five books: Germany – Rich, Bothered and Divided (1989); The Bundesbank – The Bank that Rules Europe (1992); Germany and Europe – The Crisis of Unity (1994); The Euro – The Politics of the New Global Currency (2009) and Europe's Deadlock: How the Euro Crisis Could be Solved - And Why It Won't Happen (2013).
He is a media commentator and regularly takes part in lectures, seminars and panel discussions. In 2010-11 he gave presentations on different aspects of international economic and monetary issues, ranging from the crisis affecting the euro to perspectives for the world economy, in Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Baden Baden, Beijing, Berlin, Cape Town, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dresden, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, London, Prague, Pretoria, Princeton, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, Warsaw, Yale, Zanzibar and Zurich.
Marsh is a frequent media commentator in Europe and the US. He writes a weekly article for The Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch, for German newspaper Handelsblatt, and contributes occasionally to other media outlets that in 2010 included Financial Times, Daily Mail and New York Times.
- The London Gazette: . 31 December 1999.