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Louise Cooper is a Chartered Financial Analyst, writer and broadcaster on business, economics and finance.
She presents Wake Up to Money on BBC Radio 5 Live and Money Box on BBC Radio 4 as well as documentaries for Radio 4 including her latest on the NHS and a summer series about financial issues at various stages in life.
She also writes for national newspapers including the Mail on Sunday and the Sunday Times and is a regular columnist for the Spectator. She can be seen regularly on ITV, BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5 where she is always in great demand.
Louise started her career straight from University with six years as a stockbroker at Goldman Sachs advising large fund managers such as Fidelity and Capital. After a short stint at the digital television station The Money Channel in 2000, she went to the BBC World Service Radio as an on-air senior business journalist and presenter in the business unit and was there almost a decade.
Whilst at the brokers BGC Partners as Senior Financial Analyst, she reported daily from their Canary Wharf offices as the financial crisis unravelled and garnered great admiration from TV chiefs and the public for her ability to communicate with ease the complex financial stories of the day.
In 2011, The Mail on Sunday praised her with the comment ‘her no-nonsense approach to some of the big issues of the day have quickly established her as a favourite with viewers and listeners. As shares fall her stock rises: Louise, the downturn diva… a new rival to Robert Peston’.
Described as Described as ‘passionate, animated and knowledgeable’ with the ability to read the dry figures and ‘get to the real story lurking beneath’. Louise has an in-depth financial knowledge and the great skill of making the complicated comprehensible.
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