Fergal Byrne

Writer and editor with more than 25 years experience writing about business for the Financial Times, the Economist Intelligence Unit, LBS, INSEAD, and the BBC.

I cover all aspects of business; specialist topics include asset management, finance, HR, risk management, entrepreneurship, and family business.

Over the last decade, my main focus has been on thought leadership reports, initially for the Economist Intelligence Unit, and more recently, Longitude Research, for an array of international companies.

Selected work:

More than two dozen thought leadership reports and papers on HR, finance, asset management, entrepreneurship, family business, globalization and risk management including:

• Walking the tightrope. Global Research Report: How CIOs are Balancing. Upside Participation and Downside Protection

A report for Longitude Research/SSGA


• The long view: Getting new perspective on strategic risk

A report for the Economist Intelligence Unit


• White paper on changing investment landscape (ACCA)

A report for Longitude Research/ACCA


Writer/Editor T Magazine, E&Y’s award winning tax magazine.

Financial Times contributor (2000-2007): focusing on entrepreneurship, family business and sustainability (including book reviews )

Editor, John Ward and Randel Carlock’s When Families are Best (Palgrove Macmillan 2010

Case writer and researcher (INSEAD and LBS): over a dozen cases studies and research notes on various aspects of entrepreneurship, finance and family business

Swiss Bank Corporation Intl: research reports for UK and French privatizations and international equity transactions in the UK, France and Australia.

Education: B Comm, Master of Economic Science (UCD): MBA (INSEAD)