I have a long-term personal and professional interest in asset management and spent most of my career consulting to clients with >USD$250 million to invest. In the last decade I've branched into the IT business and have been responsible for some of the largest deals between the biggest FSI players and IT companies. I travel the globe extensively and am now based in fantastic Sydney. Along the way I've swum from Europe to Asia, climbed the longest and hardest rock-climb in the world, built a house from the ground up with my own hands, and skippered my boat to big-game fishing championship wins. My top-level interests include politics, political economics, history, travel writing, photography, art, and the arts of conversation and of living well.