Frances used to work for banks. Now she writes about them, and about finance and economics generally. Although Frances Coppola originally trained as a musician and singer, she worked in banking for 17 years and did an MBA at Cass Business School in London, where she specialized in financial risk management. She's the author of the Coppola Comment finance & economics blog, which is a regular feature on the Financial Times's Alphaville blog and has been quoted in The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Guardian. She is also Associate Editor at the online magazine Pieria and a frequent commentator on financial matters for the BBC. And Frances still sings and teaches. After all, there is more to life than finance.