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Graham Bishop

A website and information service detailing everything happening in the financial world to its subscribers

GrahamBishop.com was founded in July 2000 to bring directly to its clients the insights that flow from Graham Bishop's standing as a leading technical analyst of economic and structural developments in the financial markets of Europe

'The deregulation of Europe's financial markets due to the Single Market programme and EMU, create business and investment opportunities, so my publications, press articles, speeches and broadcasts, are designed to provide an informed commentary from the practical perspective of a market participant.'

The business problem

As a newly formed company without the deep pockets of the FT or the major banks, a key question was how to organise and distribute the highly specialised information that was being created by Graham’s team of dedicated editors.  They had no specialist IT expertise, were geographically located all round Europe, and needed to be able to update the information very quickly.

The solution

Working from a blank page, we quickly decided that the only effective way that this could work would be if each editor would be able to add their own information to the website directly. The mechanism had to be simple to operate and create its own navigational structure.

 

Since its inception several thousand articles have been published on the site and these now form one of the most comprehensive records of the development of the European markets and a valuable historical archive that is a key resource for all those with an interest in preparing for the changes that are going to have a major impact on how they do business.

 

Development

The website has gone through several major upgrades that have improved the quality and range of the services offered.

  • Email summaries with links to the full articles on the latest developments are regularly despatched every Thursday and Monday.
  • On line presentations on how the site should be used and videos of a few key events have been added. 
  • New categories of information are being added as additional partners have become committed to the site as a delivery mechanism.
  • And as a result, more of the major institutions from around the world are relying on the service to keep them fully up to date on developments.

GrahamBishop.com is engaged with the key participants in this rapidly changing environment:

  • Investors,
  • Issuers (government and private),
  • Politicians,
  • Officials,
  • Central bankers,
  • Providers of the market infrastructure,
  • Academics,
  • The media
  • And other interested parties.

 

These contacts span the EU: at the European level, they include the Parliament, Commission and Central Bank as well as representative bodies and think tanks. In many Member States, contacts cover the same breadth of participants. The aim is to bring our members into contact with others in these groups and, especially, the opinions that flow from participants with such different perspectives.

The proximity to the policy formation process stems from Mr. Bishop's membership of key advisory Committees to the European Commission, and standing with both the European Central Bank and European Parliament. This enables the firm to interpret economic and political developments with authority and insight. Insights into the development of financial markets are re-inforced via a substantial consultancy contract with City Group. Moreover, this new consultancy firm has close links to several think tanks in London and Brussels - most importantly with The European Policy Centre where Mr. Bishop has been a senior Adviser since its inception in 1996.

This network keeps GrahamBishop.com in close touch with both market sentiment and the structural changes that are underway. Correspondingly, it enables Mr. Bishop to maintain an independence of thinking that involves the members of this service so that they can make a full contribution to the EMU debate throughout Europe.

This is a very good practical example of how modern IT can be used to create a product, reduce costs and improve services.

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