Allen Simpson
chief operating officer, Labour in the City; economic and financial policy specialist

Allen Simpson is an economic and financial policy specialist. He works for a major UK bank advising on global political and economic trends. He speaks and writes internationally on these issues, and particularly on post-crisis reform of the global political economy and financial systems.

He spent the financial crisis on the staff of the London Stock Exchange.

Allen is also COO of Labour in the City, a membership organisation of around 600 Labour supporters in financial and professional services. He was a parliamentary candidate for the Labour Party in Maidstone and the Weald in the 2015 and 2017 general elections, where he more than doubled the labour vote.

Allen is a member of the Strategy Board of the centre-left Labour political group Progress.

Follow Allen on Twitter @allen_m_simpson