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Anthony Hilton

Senior Commentator for The Evening Standard and The Independent


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Anthony Hilton is the Senior Commentator for The Evening Standard and The Independent, frequently contributing topics such as marketing, investor relations, oil prices, and pensions. He is well qualified to provide perspective on international money markets and the current economic state. Broadcaster, author, lecturer, and winner of Business Journalist of the Year, Anthony is the consummate moderator, awards host, keynote speaker and after dinner speaker within these fields. 

After joining Fleet Street in 1968 as a trainee at The Guardian, Anthony has since worked for The Observer, The Daily Mail and The Sunday Express. He was Editor of Accountancy Age for five years and served in New York for three as Business Correspondent for the London Sunday Times. He was also the City Editor of The Times, before commencing his lengthy and on-going spell at the Standard.

 In 2014, Anthony was acclaimed as "Business Journalist of the Year" and for "Outstanding Achievement in Financial Journalism" at the Association of British Insurers Financial Media Awards. Amongst these industry awards also glimmers the "Decade of Excellence" and the "Wincott Prize for Business Journalism" in 2003.

Anthony regularly employs his pronounced analytical prowess on both TV and radio. He's been a commentator on Channel 4’s TV Business programme and has appeared as the expert panelist on The Stocks and Shares Show.

Anthony is co-founder and non-executive chairman of The Newsdesk Media Group, a business which now employs 70 people in Britain and America, and turns over £8 million a year. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Foundation, a management consultancy specialising in understanding customer relationships and was previously a non-executive director of a Lloyd's insurance company. He is a trustee director and member of the investment advisory board of the Daily Mail pension schemes which has responsibility for funds in excess of £1.9 billion.

He has served on the boards of various charitable and public bodies among them the St John's Ambulance appeal, the Children's Film foundation, the Aberdeen University Sixth Century appeal and London First.

Anthony has an MA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Aberdeen. He was a visiting professor in economics at London Metropolitan University in 2010-2012 and received an honorary degree from Aberdeen University in 2011 in recognition of his articles from 2005 – 2007 predicting the financial crash.

Anthony has written books on understanding finance and the City, and is a frequent conference and after dinner speaker and moderator on City and media matters. Given his truly enriching insights on economic and financial affairs, he is in high demand on the speaking circuit.

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  • The City and Business
  • After Dinner
  • News and Current Affairs
  • Brexit: what happens now?
  • International Money Markets & the State of the Economy
  • Impact of Economic Indicators: oil prices, entrepreneurial booms, access to pension pots, etc.
  • How to Communicate Financial Information to Employees
  • City within a State: A Study of How the City of London Really Works



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Europe :£7k to £15k

US :£7k to £15k

Asia/Middle East :£7k to £15k

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