#BettingPeople: ANDREW MICHAEL

Interview: ANDREW MICHAEL Andrew Michael is an award-winning financial journalist who is possibly the only one ever to have enjoyed horse racing media accreditation too. In this interview he explains how the financial and horseracing world’s sometimes collide, his love of the sport and tips for smarter investing in the city and the betting ring. Meeting Andrew Michael.


ANDREW MICHAEL (part 1 of 3)

Award-winning financial journalist Andrew Michael, also Philippos nom-de-plume, talks about his love of horse racing, his background and the similarities between ‘betting’ on the financial markets and on sports.


ANDREW MICHAEL (part 2 of 3)

Award winning financial journalist Andrew Michael, also Philippos nom-de-plume, talks about the business of gambling, why some punters are quite happy to go to the races and ‘expect to lose’. Why he uses the investment world’s ‘Core Satellite Economics’ basis for his bets. He also talks about writing on horseracing for ‘Inside Edge’ magazine and his Swinley Bottom Blog.


ANDREW MICHAEL (part 3 of 3)

Andrew Michael, aka Philippos, explains why he’d like bookmakers not to be so ‘chummy’. Why he doesn’t like bookmakers to sponsor trainers and jockeys and why he’d like to see a ‘Gambling Ombudsman’, why racecourses are their own worst enemies, his opinion on ‘Newmarket Nights’ and tips for good financial and punting performance.