All articles by Alex Blair

Alex Blair


Alex Blair is a UK-based reporter for GlobalData Media. He writes on topics including international relations, conflict, geopolitics, tech disruption and sportswashing.

Finance firms and ex-spies: strange bedfellows in a war-torn world

Goldman Sachs, Chase, Lazard and Barclays are among the banking companies to hire ex-CIA, GCHQ, MI6 and US military personnel.

Red Sea: cross-sector supply chain disruption for “a few months at least”

The Houthis’ Red Sea ship attacks and US-UK airstrikes are affecting transport, energy, financial and automotive supply chains.

Tomorrow’s problem or today’s priority? GlobalData projects the winners of the ESG revolution in financial services

Companies that prioritise ESG themes as a genuine cornerstone of future planning, rather than a greenwashed marketing exercise, are forecast to emerge as thematic leaders