We’ve learned this early morning that Peter Jackson, member of the FXBeat team (and previously, FxBriefs) passed away. He suffered a heart attack a few days ago, entered in coma and unfortunately didn’t recover.
None of us at FXstreet.com had the pleasure to meet him personally and his health problems prevented him to start and write on FXstreet.com, but we certainly followed his work when he was at FxBriefs and he was of course one of the friends and colleagues of the recently new company members of the FXBeat team, Jamie Coleman, Gerry Davies and Peter Fell.
It was a real shock for us to learn the sad news this morning. We regret this loss very much and offer our deepest sympathies for Peter’s families and friends.
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Peter Jackson was a senior FX manager for over 30 years, trading and holding senior consulting roles in the UK, Middle East and Australia.
Pete’s career in the markets began in 1981 when he joined the Midland Bank dealing room in London, trading all major European and Asian currencies in a senior dealer capacity.
His tenure at the “listening bank” and later at HSBC included spells trading and managing at global branches of the bank in Sydney and New York, before leaving in 1993 to head up the spot desk at ABN AMRO in London.
Peter continued his career at the Bank of New York in London, before heading up FX trading at a Middle East Investment bank in Bahrain in 2000, returning to London in 2002. He later headed up the UK arm of a retail FX trading company before joining Market News International, writing the FX Bullet Points product, ahead of joining the team at ForexLive in 2011.
The temptation to continue working with Jamie and Gerry was, as expected, too overwhelming and he therefore followed them both to the launch of FxBriefs and a few months later, FXBeat.
Pete was living in Essex and had four children.