Oliver O'Connell

Content Strategist, Copy Editor, Copywriter, Editor, Ghostwriter, Writer, Managing Editor

New York-based B2B writer and conference producer specializing in financial services, global trade, development, banking and FinTech, with fast-paced newsroom experience across multiple topics.

I am an experienced writer and editor for print, digital, and social media, specializing in branded or sponsored content, as well as an accomplished conference producer and moderator. Based in New York City for over nine years, I am available for both freelance and full-time opportunities in content generation, marketing​, and public relations. I have a particular interest in ​international trade, financial services, FinTech, development finance, travel, ​and real estate.

With a career in B2B publishing that began almost 15 years ago, I was also fortunate to spend time in a busy digital newsroom, as well as undertake extensive travel. My professional experience includes writing news items, feature articles, and cover stories; curating sourced content, and creating client-led editorial and thought leadership pieces.

At Euromoney I helped build a solid online and social media presence for an industry-leading trade finance publication​ and managed an editorial calendar to daily, weekly and monthly deadlines, managing both in-house staff and freelance writers. I also worked closely with both internal and external partners on editorial projects and events, helping generate $1 million in annual revenue in the Americas. In addition, I launched new products and channels for our editorial content, as well as chairing conferences and moderating panel discussions - something that I continue to do at in-house and industry events to this day.

As a freelance writer, I have worked on both B2B and B2C projects for banks, consultancy firms, and industry groups. My time on the news desk at Mail Online's US headquarters provided me with invaluable experience in time-sensitive​ stories read by an audience of millions.

Permanent US resident. British passport holder.
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London School of Economics & Political Science, Geography BA
London School of Economics & Political Science, Media & Communications MSc
New York, NY, USA|English
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Financing Global Trade

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Shop Talk: Moving compliance in trade forward with NextGen

Valeria Sica, global head of trade services for Citi’s Treasury and Trade Solutions talks to TXF about how the bank is using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to digitise compliance processes in its recently announced NextGen Project in collaboration with EY and SAS.

June 17th, 2019
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Article
US Ex-Im in cuffs: Hall says it as it is

In a blunt welcome address on day one of US Ex-Im's annual conference, Charles Hall, acting US Ex-Im chairman and president, outlined the wider global context in which the official US agency finds itself and called for a return of all its functions to enable the US to meet global export challengers.

April 6th, 2017
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Tariff wars will hurt the US, but trade is on the cusp of a tech breakthrough

Live polling at the BAFT International Trade Conference in Chicago provided a revealing snapshot of sentiment across a number of current market issues in trade and technology.

November 8th, 2018
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Interview
Time to pay up: the importance of claims payments data

In a recent report to mark 20 years of Zurich’s Credit and Political Risk programme, the insurer revealed that some $934 million in claims have been paid to business customers. Oliver O’Connell spoke with David Anderson, managing director at Zurich Credit & Political Risk, about trends in claims payments and why publishing claims payment data is so important to the market.

November 24th, 2017
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Helping businesses grow internationally
April 22nd, 2014
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$44bn blockage – the price of political dogma

There was solid support for US Ex-Im from legislators from both sides of the US political spectrum at the ECA’s annual conference. But will that support result in any action to remove the political minority blocking an effective Ex-Im?

May 3rd, 2018

The Berne Union

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Berne Union Yearbook 2019

The 2019 Berne Union Yearbook for the AGM in Hyderabad, India, celebrates 85 years of the Berne Union.

April 11th, 2019
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The BUlletin September 2019

The September 2019 edition of the BUlletin addresses the changing dynamics of the geopolitical landscape which are weaving their way through the fibers of international trade. Jean-Francois Lambert and Dr. Rebecca Harding each take a view on the outlook for trade in this uncertain environment. Meanwhile​, as UKEF celebrate their 100th anniversary​, Louis Taylor and Kimberly Wiehl reflect on the evolution of export credit institutions and the industry at large. ICIEC also celebrate an anniversary - 25 years - and mark the occasion with a call for internaiotnal cooperation to meet development objectives. Finally, we welcome a new sector spotlight with contributions from GIEK (on shipping exports) and SERV (on pharma exports) Featured authors and articles: Jean-Francois Lambert, Lambert Commodities - Trade in flux Dr. Rebecca Harding, Coriolis Technologies - Weaponised trade in a world of strategic games Louis Taylor, UKEF - 100 Years of UK Export Finance Kimberly Wiehl, UK Export Finance - A year of anniversaries - Berne Union and UKEF Oussama Abdul Rahman Kaissi, ICIEC - 25 Years of Partnership for Development Solveig Frøland, Anders Gerlach Nielsen, Cathrine Toset: GIEK - Shipping related exports from Norway Heribert Knittlmayer, Andreas Oel: SERV - The Swiss chemical and pharmaceutical industry

September 17th, 2019
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Berne Union Yearbook 2018

The Berne Union Yearbook is an annual publication providing up-to-date information about our members and the current policies and strategies of international economic institutions. The yearbook features a collection of topical articles on export credit and investment insurance written by Berne Union members and leading international financial institutions. Yearly data snapshots, commentary on relevant industry trends and a directory of Berne Union members is also included.

October 15th, 2018
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Berne Union Yearbook 2016

The Berne Union Yearbook is an annual publication providing up-to-date information about our members and the current policies and strategies of international economic institutions. The yearbook features a collection of topical articles on export credit and investment insurance written by Berne Union members and leading international financial institutions. Yearly data snapshots, commentary on relevant industry trends and a directory of Berne Union members is also included.

October 10th, 2016
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The BUlletin August 2018

Innovations in trade technology, e-commerce and insuretech | Rethinking local currency | LMA's new buyer credit facility Contributors this month explore diverse themes of innovation, from the foundations of trade in the form of smart ledgers through to new approaches to supporting e-commerce exports and the potential...

August 15th, 2019
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The BUlletin July 2018

IWG | 2H 2018 Risk Outlook | Trade Wars | Regulation and more... Contributors to the July BUlletin explore the development of a new era in export credit, through the lens of proceedings at the IWG; trade wars; sustainability and export finance regulation

July 11th, 2018

Financing International Development

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Oramah: Making Africa great again

In a recent speech, Dr Benedict Oramah, president of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), outlined plans to seize upon continental political will, reverse-engineer the legacy of colonialism, and promote intra-African trade and integration.

October 25th, 2017
txfnews.com
Article
Net benefits: De-risking greenfield for institutional investors

To coincide with the IMF Spring Meetings, MIGA recently held a panel discussion to showcase multilateral breakthroughs in credit enhancement that enable borrowers to tap into the institutional market for greenfield project funding.

April 27th, 2017

Trade Technology

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What to expect in the coming trade tech revolution

With Sibos 2018 underway, Nancy Amert, director of CGI’s Trade Innovation Lab, and Rory Kaplan, director and offering manager of trade and supply chain at CGI, share their thoughts on how technology is impacting trade finance.

October 22nd, 2018
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Talking trade tech

TXF catches up with Kitt Carswell, vice president, senior offering manager, trade and supply chain, at CGI, a global information technology consulting company, to reflect on trade tech market themes for 2018.

February 7th, 2018
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Emerging technologies paving the way to digital transformation

Meaningful digital transformation in trade finance must address the digitization of the end-to-end financial supply chain and the intelligent automation of participating banks’ processes, as only then will the industry reap the benefits of the efficiencies this creates. Oliver O’Connell spoke with the trade team at CGI about the broader context of digitization.

September 1st, 2017
txfnews.com
Interview
From tech evolution to economic prosperity

Ahead of TXF New York 2018, Patricia Gomes, managing director and head of global trade and receivables finance for North America at HSBC, spoke with TXF about how a changed trade scene, and the influence of technology, is quickening the pace of trade finance.

August 29th, 2018
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Article
Gaining an edge through collaboration

Oliver O'Connell talks to CGI and a selection of the technology provider's clients about how they have leveraged the CGITrade360 solution in their global transaction banking offering.

September 1st, 2012
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Setting a truly global standard

CGI Trade360 offers a truly global solution for banks to manage their trade finance operations. Frank Tezzi and Kitt Carswell of CGI join client banks ANZ and Scotiabank to share their experiences.

September 1st, 2013

Special Projects

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SMBC Trade Finance Almanac 2013
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SMBC Trade Finance Almanac 2012
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Trade Finance Market Outlook 2014
September 30th, 2013
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Trade Finance Market Outlook 2013
September 28th, 2012
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Trade Finance Market Outlook 2012
September 30th, 2011
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The Guide to Global Trade Finance Markets 2011

Within these pages we include our annual directory of contacts, the Deals of the Year 2009 by region, market data courtesy of Dealogic, a glossary of trade finance terms, and information on our upcoming events. A special thanks for all the editorial contributions to this guide, and thanks to those of you who continue to work with us to make Trade Finance the global source for news on the trade, supply chain, export and commodity finance markets. We look forward to seeing you all in the coming year.

September 1st, 2011
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The Guide to the Emerging Markets 2010
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The Guide to the Emerging Markets 2008/2009
September 19th, 2008
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Email Newsletter
US Ex-Im Conference Newsletter 2013 - Day One
April 4th, 2013
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US Ex-Im Conference Newsletter 2013 - Day Two
April 5th, 2013
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US Ex-Im Conference Newsletter 2012 - Day One

Daily conference newsletter for the Export-Import Bank of the United States' 2012 annual meeting in Washington, DC.

April 12th, 2012
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US Ex-Im Conference Newsletter 2012 - Day Two
April 13th, 2012

Real Estate

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Inside Joe Cocker's Mad Dog Ranch: Late singer’s European-style Colorado home with English billiards room goes on market for $7million

Inside Joe Cocker's Mad Dog Ranch: Late singer’s European-style Colorado home with English billiards room goes on market for $7million

February 27th, 2015
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Live like the Lyons: inside the mansion from hit show 'Empire'
April 21st, 2015
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