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Graham Bishop is renowned for his vision and the courage to propose radical ideas, yet ground them in a mastery of the technical details of the financial system. He has been referred to as a one-man think tank and named at 33 amongst the Top 40 British EU policy 'influencers'.
European Commission: His influence at the meeting point of politics, economics and finance has been recognised again: President Barroso has appointed him to be a member of the Commission's Expert Group on debt redemption fund and eurobills.
Graham's many pro bono activities illuminate and reinforce his Consultancy Services. His deep knowledge of Europe’s financial system is integrated with his understanding of EU economic and budgetary policy-making – whilst set within the necessary framework of democratic accountability.
He was a member of the Commission's Consultative Group on the Impact of the Euro on Capital Markets; of the Commission's Strategy Group on Financial Services; and of the Committee of Independent Experts on the preparation of the changeover to the single currency (1994/5).
This Website, as well as Graham's Consultancy Service, is designed to bring clients the direct insights that flow from Graham’s position as a leading technical analyst of economic and structural developments in the financial markets of Europe.
"Institutional investors and major financial firms now face a huge commercial challenge in Europe. The vision of political integration has entered a critical phase: ...."
"..analysis of obscure bureaucratic manoeuvrings towards fiscal union, labour mobility and tax co-ordination etc. is quite outside the comfort zone of many..."
"It is now entirely foreseeable that governments may make potentially far-reaching changes that would impact the valuation of European financial assets, as well as reforming the nature of the regulations governing key parts of the financial sector’s business".
"..So the consequences of this crisis will be historic – and will reverberate around global financial markets. The stakes for participants in European financial markets could not be higher.."
Consultancy services can take many forms: face-to-face meetings, telephone discussions, written comments, speeches, special articles, customised research projects, etc.
Bloomberg 18/4/13 Paper Review
BBC 5 Live - Cameron meets Merkel
BBC 5 Live - Cyprus
CNBC Closing Bell Who are you and what is your mission?
European Parliament Plenary
Macroeconomic imbalance procedure. In-depth reviews
Informal ECOFIN meeting
IMF/World Bank Spring meetings
G20 Ministerial and Central Bank Governors' meeting
7 May (tentative)
EU Economic forecasts, spring 2014
EBRD Annual meeting and business forum
EU Member States
European Parliament elections
Informal European Council
2 June (tentative)
Convergence report 2014
European semester country-specific recommendation
Excessive deficit procedure
1 – 3 July
European Parliament Plenary
7 – 8 July
14 – 17 July
ECON meeting calendar 2014
European Commission: Calendar of forthcoming events
Provisional agendas for Council meetings, during the first semester of 2014 (Hellenic Presidency)
Council of the EU presidencies until June 2020
Explainer: EU - Who Chairs What
Eurogroup Work Programme for the first half of 2014
European Parliament 2015 calendar of part-sessions