World Capital Markets Symposium

Alastair Newton

Former MD & Senior Political Analyst, Nomura International, UK

Alastair Newton is a Senior Political Analyst. Prior to joining Nomura in October 2008, he held the same role at Lehman Brothers. He is responsible for identifying, tracking and analysing political events worldwide which are likely to impact financial markets.

Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Alastair spent 20 years as a career diplomat with the British Diplomatic Service. He served in sub-Saharan Africa, Paris (at the OECD) and the United States.

In London, he worked in intelligence co-ordination (including during the 1990/91 Gulf War), policy planning and economic relations, as well as running the Prime Minister's G7/8 team from 1998 to 2000.

He was on secondment from the Diplomatic Service to Lehman Brothers from 2000 to 2002.