Detlev S. Schlichter is a writer and Austrian School economist. He had a 19-year career in financial markets. From 1990 to 1998, Detlev worked at J.P. Morgan & Co. as a derivatives trader and portfolio manager in Frankfurt and London. In 1998, Detlev joined Mercury Asset Management in London as a director and portfolio manager for European bond portfolios. Mercury was later acquired by Merrill Lynch, and became Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. From 2001 to 2009, Detlev was head of the London-based investment team and lead portfolio manager for all global portfolios at U.S. bond firm Western Asset Management. He resigned in 2009 to focus exclusively on his first book, Paper Money Collapse – The Folly of Elastic Money and the Coming Monetary Breakdown, which will be published by John Wiley & Sons in September 2011.
Detlev holds a degree in economics and business administration (Diplom-Ökonom) from Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. He is a senior fellow at the Cobden Centre, London, a free-market think tank devoted to issues of money and banking. Detlev lives with his wife and three children in Hampstead, London.
Detlev blogs at papermoneycollapse.com