Alex McCallum is a veteran financial editor and media relations specialist. He is the owner and moderator of MarketForum, a message board on the Internet for traders who are active in the futures and options markets. MarketForum was launched in 1999.
McCallum has been closely involved with online news for more than 30 years. In the early 1970s, as U.S. financial editor of Reuters, he was a member of the team that designed and operated the news agency’s first screen-based service, called Reuters News Retrieval.
Later, he was the first manager of the Telerate online financial service in London, and also helped to establish INO.com, a futures and options information service. In addition, he worked at the Harvard Business Review, and was the founding editor of UK&USA, the magazine of the British-American Chamber of Commerce.
McCallum’s current online enterprises also include Insurance Asset Manager, which provides a news and information service for insurance company investment executives and the investment firms that specialize in managing outsourced insurance company assets.
McCallum, in addition, has credentials as a PR practitioner in the field of corporate and financial communications, including spending three years (1979-1982) as vice president-public affairs at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (now CME Group). He was also a media consultant to the New York Cotton Exchange and Coffee, Sugar and Cocoa Exchange prior to their merger creating the New York Board of Trade.
McCallum has worked in London, Brussels, New York and Chicago, and has been located in Exeter, New Hampshire, 50 miles north of Boston, since 1993.
McCallum was born and educated in the United Kingdom. He received Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Geography from the University of Oxford.
- ↑ www.marketforum.com. MarketForum web site.
- ↑ www.insuranceassetmanager.com. Insurance Asset Manager web site.
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