Contributor Neil George is the former editor of Personal Finance and other investment journals published in the United States, Germany and other nations. Prior to his career in financial media, he worked for more than two decades in six continents in senior positions in investment banking, bond trading, brokerage and asset management companies. His former firms include Merrill Lynch International Bank in Europe, Asia and the Americas, as well as U.S. Bank and Investec PLC. In addition, he worked to build a collection of independent public and private brokerage and fund management companies in Los Angeles and New York. He also serves as an adjunct professor and board member of Webster University's Walker School of Business and Technology. He has an MBA in international finance from Webster University in Europe and his bachelor’s degree is in economics from Kings College.