From Lew Preston, former chairman of JPMorgan, who ended his career as President of the World Bank, comes a maybe fitting characterization of Klaus C Engelen as “a financial journalist who is roaming the world like a banker without a book”.
Covering for decades so many banking and financial conferences and developments around the world as U.S. Correspondent for Handelsblatt, Germany´s financial and economic daily, in the 1960s and 1970s, and as the paper´s “International” for financial markets (from the Dusseldorf head office) from 1982 -2001, the trained banker who had switched to journalism had become a familiar “media face” on the world banking conference circuit. The meetings of the International Monetary Conference (IMC” where the big bank bosses met; the IMF and World Bank meetings; the regional development bank meetings, the meetings of what became the leading finance industry lobby group, the Institute of International Finance (IIF).
Starting with the breakdown of the Breton Wood ´s System of fixed exchange rates in the early 1970s through the Latin American, Asian and Russian debt crisis of the 1980s and 1990s up to the still smoldering financial and sovereign debt crisis of recent years., the “banker without a book” is never running out of stories.
As readers of this website will see on the back pages that almost half a century experience reporting on financial turmoil and crisis is reflected in the analysis, of the more recent development like the banking crisis and the euro sovereign debt disaster. .
After retiring from Handelsblatt in the summer of 2001, the website´s publisher continued to contribute to the paper but concentrated more on special international publications like the London-based “Financial Regulator”, “Central Banking”, Global Risk Regulator“. and the Washington-based International Economy.
For the academic and other background features see http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klaus_C._Engelen
Dr. Klaus C Engelen writes for these publications: