London-based investment manager John Butler met with German financial journalist Lars Schall to discuss some of the major aspects of international affairs as they relate to the sphere of finance.
In this excellent interview, the pair focus in particular on the U.S. dollar and the challenges that may arise if China would back the yuan with gold.
By Lars Schall, Matterhorn Asset MGMT
John Butler, who studied economics, history, philosophy and international politics, has worked for over 15 years as an interest rate, currency and commodity strategist at major investment banks in North America and Europe. He was Managing Director and Head of the Index Strategies Group at Deutsche Bank in London, and Managing Director and Head of European Interest Rate Strategy at Lehman Brothers in London. He’s now the Chief Investment Officer of Amphora Capital, an independent investment and advisory firm in the City of London. In 2012 he published the book “The Golden Revolution: How to Prepare for the Coming Global Gold Standard,” published by John Wiley and Sons.