Martin Vander Weyer

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Martin Vander Weyer is a British financial journalist, business editor of The Spectator, and a leading figure within the British-American Project.

A Yorkshireman (he lives in Thirsk and Malton[1]) of Flemish ancestry, he is the son of Derek Vander Weyer, who was a prominent London banker with Barclays, where he rose to Deputy Chairman. Martin Vander Weyer himself spent 15 years in investment banking, working for Schroders and Barclays in London, Brussels and the Far East, before turning to writing.

As a journalist, Vander Weyer is known for writing extensively about business, economics and financial morality in a distinctively accessible and entertaining style. He is the business editor and “Any Other Business” columnist of The Spectator as well as editor of the monthly Spectator Business. He is also a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Daily Mail and other national publications.[2] He was previously City editor of The Week.[3]

He is the author of Falling Eagle: the Decline of Barclays Bank (2000), and Closing Balances: Business Obituaries from the Daily Telegraph (2006).[4] He wrote a play, "Talent Night", performed at his local theatre.

In August 2015, it was announced that Vander Weyer will take up the role of Patron to the York Union at the University of York.[5]



  • Vander Weyer, Martin (2000). Falling eagle : the decline of Barclays Bank. London: Phoenix.


  • Vander Weyer, Martin (4 January 2014). "Making the best of an imperfect world : a vision of the future from my hospital bed". Any Other Business. The Spectator. 324 (9671): 19.