John Gapper is a Financial Times columnist. He has worked in London, New York and Tokyo and has written for publications including New York magazine and various UK newspapers. He is the author of All That Glitters: The Fall of Barings (with Nick Denton) and How To Be A Rogue Trader, as well as two novels, A Fatal Debt and The Ghost Shift. He has won prizes including the Gerald Loeb award for business commentary in the US and the Harold Wincott senior financial journalist award in the UK. He lives in east London with his wife Rosie Dastgir and their two daughters. In the first half of 2020, he will be based in Tokyo as editor-at-large of Nikkei Asian Review.

Photo: Rosie Dastgir