Andrew Davis

Independent writer and reseracher on business, finance and investment; Private investor; Former editor of Financial Times Weekend

Areas of expertise

Researcher, writer and consultant on finance, business and investment

Biographical Statement

Andrew Davis is a UK-based writer on investment, finance and business. He spent 15 years as a journalist on the Financial Times, where he held a series of senior roles including Development Editor and most recently editor of FT Weekend.

Andrew writes for a range of newspapers and magazines and is the author of several research reports on alternative sources of finance for small businesses including the first Beyond the Banks report, published by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts in September 2011; Seeds of Change, published by the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation in July 2012; and Crowdfund Investing Platforms, an edition of the US Online Banking Report published by Finovate in May 2013, which examines 16 platforms from the UK and US, and Innovations in Access to Finance for SMEs, published by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants’ Global Forum for SMEs in February 2014.

In September 2012, Andrew appeared as a witness before the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards Sub-Committee A (Panel on the consumer and SME experience of banks).

He is associate editor and investment columnist for Prospect, the monthly current affairs magazine, and in May 2012 was named Personal Financial Journalist of the year in the Wincott Awards on the strength of his columns for Prospect.