Duncan Mavin

Leading financial journalist; author of The Pyramid of Lies: Lex Greensill and the Billion Dollar Scandal

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Leading financial journalist
Author of The Pyramid of Lies: Lex Greensill and the Billion Dollar Scandal
Has written for The Wall Street Journal, Barron's & Bloomberg amongst others

Duncan Mavin is a seasoned international financial journalist and author of The Pyramid of Lies: Lex Greensill and the Billion Dollar Scandal.

Born and raised near Newcastle, he studied history at Durham University and spent a decade as a chartered accountant in the City and in Toronto.

He then became a financial reporter and foreign correspondent for Canada’s National Post. Since 2009, he has been a reporter and editor for Dow Jones publications including the Wall Street Journal, based in Hong Kong, London and New York. Duncan wrote and edited the Journal’s influential Heard on the Street column for several years, and was the Journal’s Financial Editor for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He was also the Managing Editor for Barron’s Group. He has also contributed to podcasts and radio and many live events. His writing has also appeared in Barron’s, Financial News and on Bloomberg News.

He lives with his wife and three sons in the UK, and is a long-suffering fan of Sunderland football club.

Published in 2022, Duncan’s critically-acclaimed, explosive book The Pyramid of Lies is the true story of Lex Greensill, the Australian farmer who became a billionaire and then crashed to earth, exposing a tangled network of flawed financiers, politicians and industrialists.

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An incredible book, transforming a complex financial scandal into a rich character drama. The details bringing you inside the room as this improbable tower of deceit comes toppling down are what makes it worth reading to the end.

Bradley Hope, co-author of New York Times bestseller Billion Dollar Whale