Duncan Wood

Global editorial director,

Duncan Wood is the London-based global editorial director, promoted to this role at the start of 2019. Prior to this, Duncan was editor-in-chief of from 2015, with a remit to lead the editorial reorganisation of the website and its print titles. Duncan had been editor of Risk magazine since July 2011. He rejoined Risk as European editor in October 2009, having originally worked for Risk and Asia Risk in London and Hong Kong as a writer and researcher between 1998 and 2000.

In the intervening years, Duncan was news editor for the Oliver Wyman-founded online start-up He also worked freelance for six years while living in Germany, with his work appearing in Euromoney, Financial News, IFR, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as Risk magazine and its sister titles.

Duncan has written about derivatives and risk throughout his 17-year career in journalism. He is a Neal Awards finalist, and has also won Incisive Media’s journalist and editor of the year awards.

Articles by Duncan Wood

Secretive start-ups eye uncleared OTC risk reduction

Dividing the over-the-counter market into cleared and uncleared products creates extra risk and inefficiency, critics claim – it also creates an opportunity for services that can repair the damage. Start-ups and established firms alike are now jockeying…

In-depth introduction: Innovation

The post-crisis years have shut down the over-the-counter derivatives market's incessant search for new underlyings, but a new phase of innovation has replaced it.

Gottex Brokers: The allure of the illiquid

As competition in standardised products gets increasingly fierce, brokers can either slug it out, or diversify into illiquid markets. Gottex Brokers is doing both, its chief executive, Raphaël Moreno, tells Duncan Wood

Backlash on the EU CVA exemption continues

The decision by European legislators to exempt EU banks from the CVA capital charge when trading with certain counterparties has infuriated regulators at home and abroad. Nick Sawyer discusses the issue with Duncan Wood

Risk’s OTC clearing survey

In this video, Nick Sawyer talks to Risk’s editor, Duncan Wood, about clearing mandates in the US and a new Risk survey on client clearing

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