Kevin Weir has held senior roles in capital markets, principally foreign exchange sales and trading, since 1985. He has also worked in U.S. Treasury securities, served as a currency commentator for Reuters, and was a leading contributor to (and moderator of) "The Dealing Room", a Reuters chat room for FX professionals. He received an undergraduate degree with honors in History from the University of California (Riverside), where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He earned an M.A. in History from Johns Hopkins, where he passed his doctoral qualifying exams prior to becoming a permanent ABD.