Simon Jack

Simon Jack

BBC Business Editor, Financial Journalist and Former Radio 4 Today Presenter

Prior to entering the world of broadcasting, Simon spent ten years in commercial and investment banking in London, New York and Bermuda. He has a degree in Politics Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and is an accomplished host and interviewer on the corporate circuit.

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Simon Jack is the Business and Economics Presenter on Radio 4’s flagship Today Programme. Simon is also known for being a financial journalist, broadcaster and the face of BBC Breakfast’s business news.

He has also presented business news on the BBC’s One O’Clock, Six O’Clock and Ten O’Clock News. During the banking crisis in September 2006 he covered the Federal takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, the bailout of AIG and the Lloyds TSB takeover of HBOS.

Prior to entering the world of news-casting, Simon spent ten years in commercial and investment banking in London, New York and Bermuda. He has a degree in Politics Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University.

In 2015 Simon filmed a special edition of Panorama, in which he investigated the circumstances surrounding his father’s death in order to explore why more middle-aged men kill themselves than any other group.

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“Simon facilitated the event very professionally, he did a magnificent job in piquing interest and keeping the audience interested.”

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On the #Marr show this Sunday

- Matt Hancock, health secretary

- Secretary John Kerry, US special envoy on climate

- News review with @BBCSimonJack, BBC business editor, and @kategarraway, presenter of ITV’s Good Morning Britain.

Cameron very keen to stress repeatedly that he made no lending or risk decisions - essentially saying I was there to knock on doors. His due diligence on what he was selling seems to have been largely satisfied by the decision of General Atlantic to invest in Greensill.

Interesting - David Cameron said he took extensive advice before taking the job " Iasked about the role of Credit Suisse and trade credit insurance and I asked about the concentration of risk in GFG. I was told that risk would be "dealt with" sadly it wasn't in time.

"I think Acoba (The Advisory Committee on Business Appointments) works well" - David Cameron appears to be the only person in the UK so far questioned who thinks that.

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