Frances Coppola
financial writer, Coppola Comment and Forbes

Frances is the author of the Coppola Comment finance and economics blog, a contributor to Forbes and an ad-hoc writer for the Independent, the Financial Times, Open Democracy and other news media, as well as several financial industry publications. Her writing has been cited in the Financial Times, The Economist, New York Times, Washington Post, GuardianThe Times and the Spectator magazine. She is a frequent commentator on matters economic and financial for the BBC.

Frances spent 17 years working for banks, large and small, retail and investment banks, and even a charity. Much of her work in banks was concerned with IT systems. She is moderately proud of the fact that in 2009, RBS used the financial system she designed to report its appalling results.

Frances is an alumnus of Cass Business School, where she did an MBA with a specialism in in financial risk management.

Frances is also a singer and musician. She studied singing and piano at the Royal College of Music, where she gained a London B.Mus degree. She is an associate of the Royal College of Music.

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