Peter Stanyer

Independent Economic Consultant

I challenge comfortable preconceptions about investing and uncertainty and see parallels in the issues facing all investors and their advisers, no matter how modest or substantial their funds.

A defining and attractive characteristic of the team at FPC is their willingness to accept challenge and reluctance to accept easy answers, just because they are easy. It’s a privilege to work with such a fun and talented team who are always determined to do the best they can for their clients.

Peter started providing consultancy services to FPC in 2010. He has extensive experience of working with a wide range of advisers to investors from around the world, including private clients, pension and insurance funds and national oil funds. In the last ten years, as well as working with FPC, he has served on the investment committees of several UK charitable endowments and pension fund investment boards.

Peter studied at Cambridge University, where he won the Adam Smith prize for economics. In his earlier career, he worked as an economist at the Bank of England and the IMF.

He has authored or co-authored 4 editions of The Economist Guide to Investment Strategy (Profile Books /Public Affairs, 4th edition, 2018).  Peter is a member of the Society of Professional Economists.

At FPC, Peter predominantly acts as a source of market and economic commentary, providing independent comment or challenge (but not advice) to different aspects of the firm’s investment offering.

Peter enjoys spending time with his family, walking (especially in North Cornwall), playing regular bad tennis and pottering about in the garden.