John Sydney Hopkins

John Sydney Hopkins is an independent management consultant affiliated with Radar Global LLC. He has worked in global bond markets and strategy for over 20 years. In Madrid, between 1991-1998, he worked in the bond market, assisting global investors to assess the process of Spain’s entrance into the euro and likelihood of meeting the Maastricht criteria. More recently, he advised financial institutions in the US on bond-related matters amid the global financial crisis. Hopkins holds a BA in Political Economy from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and an MBA from Georgetown University.

European Union 2014: Another Chapter in the “Disintegration” of the EU?

May 22, 2014

In spite of current optimism, larger structural trends point to further disintegration of the EU. Many people see reasons for optimism in Europe this year, citing signs of an economic recovery or noting improvement by some financial measures of European Union (EU) “integration.” For such observers, there is hope that...

Cyprus: Another Chapter in the Disintegration of the Euro Zone?

May 02, 2013

With the great amount of debate, chatter, and serious analysis about the EU’s financial rescue of Cyprus from insolvency and potential departure from the euro zone, many wonder if the EU policy emerging from the Cypriot “bail out” will have a lasting impact on the political and economic integration of...