Andy Reiss worked as a senior equity analyst in London at AllianceBernstein, one of the world’s largest fund managers. His sector focus included telecommunications, airlines, leisure and retail, leading him to win numerous pan-European investor awards. He then became Director of Research for the firm’s horizon-scanning team in New York, attempting to forecast the impact of major strategic shifts, including those caused by disruptive technologies such as genomics and electric vehicles. More recently, he was a deputy director in the Civil Service, where he advised the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury on economic policy. He was educated at New College, Oxford.