Philip Cooper

Biography

Philip was born and educated in the United Kingdom. He joined Citibank in London before moving to Athens where he worked as a foreign exchange trader for both Citibank and Chase Manhattan. Philip was then posted to Citibank's Middle East North African Training Centre in Athens/Beirut as the operations manager and a foreign exchange trainer. After returning to the United Kingdom Philip joined Union Bank of Switzerland as the Head of Learning and Development and introduced trading simulations as a safe way for new traders to trade. In 1993 he was appointed Head of Learning and Education for UBS in North America. He later left the bank and went into partnership with two colleagues and set up a successful financial training company (New Learning Developments) in New York City. At New Learning Developments he developed relationships with all the major investment banks such as Goldman, Lehman, JP Morgan, and other major financial institutions such as The Federal Reserve Bank, Chase, Citibank, ABN-AMRO and the World Bank. In 1999 he returned to London where he worked as a training consultant to financial services institutions and the Ministry of Defence. He now spends his time developing knowledge databases for on-line brokerage houses and conducts webinars on foreign exchange and on-line retail trading. He also writes fictional short stories and is in the process of writing his first novel, a political thriller titled Rape of the Aegean.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I am working on a political thriller based on true events that happened in Greece after the WWII. The book is titled 'Operation Gladio'.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have favourite authors of the moment where I find an author and read all his or her books in sequence. At the moment I'm into Nelson DeMille. Recently I finished reading all of the Wire in the Blood books by Val McDermid.
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Where to find Philip Cooper online


Where to buy in print


Books

Rape of the Aegean
Pre-release—available September 30, 2019. Price: $7.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Two European powerhouses and one minnow join forces to form an unholy alliance with the objective of breaking the back of democracy in Europe and crashing the European Union. Themis Xenakis the prime minister of Greece has a plan to loosen the shackles of austerity in Greece as well as line his own and closest colleagues pockets with untold wealth.
Master Trading the Financial Markets - Trade with the Best
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 94,360. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Foreign exchange, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance / investing
This is not a get rich quick book. This book will afford both novice and experienced retail (trading from home on a computer) traders alike a comprehensive understanding of the financial markets. The author principally targets the novice on-line trader but areas of the book also provide seasoned traders with new insights into the financial markets as well as alternative trading strategies.
Remembering Jounieh
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,500. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
A true story set in the battle for Beirut in 1976. Leah a beautiful muslim student is having a dangerous love affair with a christian banker in the last days of the civil war in Beirut. The couple after a near disaster when they are seen walking hand in hand by militia decide to go to the resort town of Jounieh to the north of the city for a weekend away from the fighting.
The Old Woman of Mani
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,740. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The 'transitionals' had been in place for thousands of years since the times of the pharaohs. They came from many light years away and using a human body as a host became an influential personage on the planet earth.
If I Could Paint Your Picture
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,290. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
A collection of twenty nine poems about love in war, lost loves, found loves, destructive loves and suicidal loves. Penned by the author over a period of twenty five years in four different countries where he resided.
Sparky the Baby Green Dragon
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 3,410. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A children's story about three Greek friends who on their way back from buying ice creams from a shop in the next village stop in a small olive grove and make a strange new friend - a baby green dragon named Sparky.

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