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John Foster

Main Details

Full name John Foster
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
Specialist areas

Islamic Finance: capital markets, Takaful, Sukuk, Shari'ah compliant mutual funds, Islamic banking & investment. Financial Services: banking, capital markets, fund management, alternatives, hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, private banking, wealth management, project finance, socially responsible investment. I also write about renewable energy - especially CSP - and on African and Middle Eastern Affairs. Other: environmental, politics, Arab world, electronic music, business lifestyle.

Editorial work News writing, Features writing, Editing, Radio
Media outlets regularly worked for

Islamic Business & Finance, Banker Middle East, Private Equity & Hedge Funds, FT, Times, Meed, Investor's UAE, contract publishing, corporate commissions, investment writing. CSP Today, the Evening Standard, Yorkshire Post, Times, FT, BBC, Al Jazeera Engl

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    Prior to becoming a journalist I worked in product development for an asset management company in the City of London and had my own business developing SRI funds for life companies. I then spent two and a half years with the Financial Times in London, working as features editor on their specialist asset management magazine, Investment Adviser. After this I moved to Dubai and am currently editor of Islamic Business & Finance magazine and deputy editor of Banker Middle East, as well as contributor to Private Equity & Hedge Funds magazine. I have freelanced for the FT, the Times, various trade and contract publications in the UK, US, Middle East and Spain. I also regularly appear on City 7 TV in Dubai, Al-Jazeera and the BBC, as well as local and international radio stations. I also ghost write and undertake corporate and investment writing work.