Stephen Sedgwick co-anchors CNBC's flagship program "Squawk Box Europe ." Sedgwick is also CNBC's OPEC reporter, covering major meetings and interviewing top OPEC oil ministers, non-OPEC ministers and heads of bodies such as the IEA and EIA.
Prior to joining CNBC, Sedgwick worked for the UK Press Association on the City desk and at Dow Jones on the European Markets desk. At Dow Jones, Stephen regularly broke market-moving stories and was a contributor to The Wall Street Journal Europe.
Before his career in journalism, Stephen spent 11 years trading in the financial markets, specialising in equity and bond market derivative products. In 1988, Stephen joined Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (formerly Kleinwort Benson Securities) and worked as an equity option marketmaker before moving on to Credit Lyonnais where he became Head of the London option market-making team on Liffe.
Sedgwick studied politics at the University of London, with a focus on world economic development, IMF, World Bank and WTO; and journalism at the National Council for Training Journalists.
Whereas the global regulatory and political powers-that-be made a good job of feigning coordination in their collective panic-button-pushing stimulus at the height of the financial crisis, it seems that it’s everyone for themselves in the scramble to punish the perceived perpetrators.
There was a time when change was all the rage. This was a time when the world was sick of debt, sick of ineffectual politicians, sick of useless financial products that benefited no one and sick of bankers who paid themselves like star quarterbacks.
Who are the people we love to hate? Yes, of course real estate agents, parking wardens, any Government of the day and journalists all get repeat votes in the professional ugly contest. These days, though, it’s a no-brainer who tops the list: Dastardly Bankers!
I often question why I do it? Why do I open my mouth and react with indignation so often? Why after a decade in the media, and twice as long in the broader financial markets as a whole, don’t I just suck it up and let all the inconsistencies and nonsensical behavior just pass my by?
A belated Happy New Year to all our viewers and readers from me and the rest of the "Squawk Box Europe" team.
Every penny that RBS shares rise above 50.4 pence nets the UK government -- the majority shareholder -- $680 million in dividend payments.
Day two at the G8 and all's not going swimmingly. No, I'm not still going on about the logistics (I mean what's three hours to get to the venue between friends). No, I'm talking about the fact that with the major developing nations, the so-called G5 turning up, things are just not so cozy and glossy for Silvio and all.
Thank you Silvio Berlusconi. No, really, thank you.
Here in Abu Dhabi, exactly 7,095 miles from Washington D.C. where President Obama will be sworn in this week, the great and the good of the energy world will be discussing, amongst other things, the key issue surrounding future energy: who's going to pay for it?
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Sedgwick co-anchors CNBC's flagship program "Squawk Box" (Europe) and is also CNBC's OPEC reporter covering major meetings.