Philip Cooper


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 Bank. 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. He was later appointed Head of Learning and Education for UBS in North America. He subsequently 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.
Returning to London he worked as a training consultant to financial services institutions and the Ministry of Defence. After which he moved to Greece where he wrote books teaching English as a second language as well as developing knowledge databases for on-line brokerage houses.
He returned to London in 2012 where he works with autistic children, conducts webinars on foreign exchange and develops on-line retail educational databases for trading brokers. He has written a children’s book, two fictional short stories, and a poetry book all available on He recently had two financial books, Competing in the Financial Markets and Mastering Options, published by Business Expert Press in New York also available on The Gladio Protocol is his first novel.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I am working on a political thriller based on true events that happened in Greece between 2016 and 2018. The book is titled 'Macedonia is Burning'
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 buy in print


Remembering Jounieh
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,500. Language: British English. Published: April 29, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
A love story set in worn-torn Beirut during the Lebanese Civil War. A Christian businessman and a Muslim student fall in love, and are forced to flee Beirut for the relative safety of the seaside resort of Jounieh.
The Gladio Protocol
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 92,520. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Alex Kalfas, the Greek finance minister, unexpectantly finds himself immersed in a web of political intrigue. Somehow he has to find a way out. In London and Athens, plans are being finalized to stage a military coup on the biggest religious holiday of the year in Greece. While a unit of a mercenary army, hired by the Greek Prime Minister, Themis Xenakis is destroying American pipelines.
Master Trading the Financial Markets - Trade with the Best
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 94,460. 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.
The Old Woman of Mani
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,460. 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: Poetry » Themes & motifs » Love, Poetry » Themes & motifs » Death
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: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,050. 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.