Richard Schwartz is a financial journalist, inter alia. He is the author of two books: 'Coming to terms – Zimbabwe in the international arena (IB Tauris: 2001)'; and (with John Lee and Edward Collier) 'Global custody -a guide for the 90s (iCB: 1990)'.

The former was interesting to write; the latter made a more positive impact on cashflow.

No sequel is planned for either.

He is married to LN. Thay have two children: a boy, E (21) and a girl E (18).