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Julian D. A. Wiseman, sketched by Jun-Pierre Shiozawa
Sketch by Jun-Pierre Shiozawa, May 2014

The Author


For professional purposes the author, Julian Wiseman, can be contacted by email via the username “jdaw1” (the last character of which is the digit one, not the letter el), which is at the domain name “”, or on his UK mobile +44 7768 95 0123.


The author commenced employment in the financial markets in 1992, since when he has worked for J.P. Morgan, Credit Suisse First Boston, the Bank of England, The Rohatyn Group (an emerging-market hedge fund in New York), and as the Head of UK Rates Strategy at Société Générale in London. Since 2013 the author has been developing and marketing a patent of a solution to the Lɪʙᴏʀ problem.

The author is available for consultancy work.

Pricing Money

The author’s only book (so far), Pricing Money: A Beginner’s Guide to Money, Bonds, Futures and Swaps, was published by Wiley in 2001. Of this, Chapter 1: Money Markets and the Table of Contents are also published at Pricing Money is available from,,, and other bookshops: cite ISBN 978-0-471-48700-5.


The author is British and lives in London. He is married to Mrs MaryAnne Wiseman, née Shiozawa, a chiropractor formerly practising in Manhattan, and now practising in Streatham. They have three children, Sophia, Maximilian, and Anastasia, born in 2006, 2009, and 2011.


My favourite hobby is the tasting and drinking of Port, especially bottle-aged. A book is being written (c.f. next section, Research). In March 2016 the author was admitted into the Confraria do Vinho do Porto “as an Honorary Confrade with the rank of Cavaleiro (Knight).”


I am attempting to make a list of every vintage port ever made (‘declared’), starting from the beginning in the late eighteeth century. Alas, official pre-World War II and nineteenth-century records are incomplete, so am also looking at other sources. It might be that some readers of possess (copies of) cellar books, menus, wine-merchant lists or invoices, diaries, correspondence, or other papers mentioning particular vintage ports. Please, if that’s you, contact me. Archives will be handled gently.

If you lack old cellar books but still wish to help, please retweet this tweet.

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