Andrew Smithers founded Smithers & Co., a leading advisor to investment managers on international asset allocation, in 1989. Andrew was at S.G. Warburg from 1962 to 1989. He has been a regular contributor to the London Evening Standard, Sentaku Magazine, and Nikkei Veritas and his OpEd pieces are included periodically in the Financial Times. He is co-author of Valuing Wall Street with Stephen Wright (2000), and Japan’s Challenges for the 21st Century with David Asher (1999). His latest book is Wall Street Revalued – Imperfect Markets and Inept Central Bankers (2009).