Bill Blain

3 January 2019

Bill’s specialisations range across the capital markets. He ran the Financial Institutions Sector at Bear Stearns and HSBC, became an expert in the Sovereign Debt Crisis during the 2008-12 crisis, and initiated the Capital Markets / Alternative Assets group at Mint Partners, raising finance through private placements, direct lending, secured and hybrid debt/equity.

Having also spent time early in his career as a journalist at Euromoney and Bloomberg, Bill writes a daily independent commentary, The Morning Porridge (, which is distributed across the City and covers a mix of broad macro and micro trends in bonds, stocks, currencies and commodities, threats and opportunities, plus his own take on esoteric assets, including bank capital, mezzanine and preferred debt, asset-backed deals, loans and Alternative Investments.


Carlos Ramirez