Owen Wild is Deputy Editor of International Financing Review based in London. He joined IFR in 2004 as a reporter and has since worked across Equities, Structured Equity and Derivatives sections as both reporter and editor. Prior to becoming deputy editor in 2010, he had global responsibility for IFR’s ECM coverage. Before joining IFR, Owen covered foreign exchange markets. Follow Owen on Twitter @IFR_Owen
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