Matthew Montagu-Pollock


Matthew Montagu-Pollock, the site's founder, has an MA from Oxford University in Politics Philosophy and Economics (PPE), and an MA from the University of Lancaster, and studied for an M.Phil at the London School of Economics, while teaching economics in London at Kilburn Polytechnic. Matthew worked for 18 years as a journalist, before setting up the Global Property Guide. 

He cut his teeth on the popular What Investment magazine and wrote a popular financial guide How to Make Money on the Stock Exchange.  He then moved to Asia as Economics Editor of the Hong Kong-based regional magazine, Asian Business Magazine. After five years he joined the investment bank Lehman Brothers in Hong Kong as Regional Economist but after a couple of years returned to journalism to Euromoney Institutional Investor's Asian arm, Asiamoney magazine, covering a wide range of Asian stories and interviewing central bank governors, finance ministers and heads of state such as Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Indonesia's President B.J. Habibie, as well as many corporate leaders. He wrote around a third of the Asiamoney's cover stories and won 5 top group Euromoney awards from the global Euromoney organisation's then publisher Padraic Fallon.