Ed Harrison

Ed Harrison

Formal First Name
Edward (Ed)

Ed Harrison is Senior Editor of Bloomberg’s Market Live where he writes about markets and policy, and author of The Everything Risk, a newsletter where he unpacks the web of risks for consumers and investors in a shifting markets landscape. Harrison is a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over 30 years of business experience, and a banking and finance specialist with a global approach to economics and politics. Prior to Bloomberg, he was Managing Editor at Real Vision and the author of the Credit Writedowns newsletter, a publication he founded to bring a well-informed view of finance, economics, markets, technology, and foreign policy. Previously, he was also Managing Director and Founder at the economic consultancy Global Macro Advisors, where he focused on global economics and corporate strategy.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Harrison calls himself a libertarian realist. He is a firm believer in the primacy of markets over a statist approach.

  • Harrison is a former European credit market and M&A specialist who started his career as a diplomat in the foreign service.

  • Previously, he worked in various strategy and finance roles at Deutsche Bank, Bain Consulting, and Yahoo.

  • He was a regular economic and financial commentator in print and on television.


  • Ed has been featured in Bloomberg, Business Insider, Yahoo! Finance, Fortune, and many more.

  • He started the original "Daily Briefing" at Real Vision, and has appeared as a guest on the show.