Melanie is an experienced journalist in financial markets, commodities and technology. She started her career in London at Standard & Poor's Platt's where she reported on global oil markets. She remained in the energy and commodities sector for fifteen years before moving into financial technology with Risk Waters group (now Incisive Media), where she was the editor of Dealing with Technology and Inside Market Data.
After leaving Risk Waters she went freelance, beginning with a contract at Financial News in London then moving to the U.S. in 2003. Since then she has written for many industry publications including Financial News, Inside Market Data, Securities Industry News, Profit & Loss, CME Magazine and Institutional Investor.