Frances Coppola is the author of the Coppola Comment finance and economics blog, a contributor to Forbes and the Financial Times, and an occasional blogger for Open Democracy and other publications. She is currently Managing Editor of an important content marketing campaign for a major financial institution with Contently.com and from April 2013 to May 2015, she was Associate Editor of the online finance and economics magazine Pieria. Frances previously spent 17 years working in retail and investment banking.
Among other things, she designed risk management systems for NatWest, and financial and regulatory reporting systems for Midland Bank (now HSBC) and RBS Group. She studied singing and piano at the Royal College of Music., and 12 years ago, she left banking to concentrate on singing and teaching. But since the financial crisis, she has found herself drawn back into finance as a writer and commentator.