Richard Schwartz

Director, East3rd Ltd

Since 1985, I have mainly covered financial market infrastructure and operations with forays into broader political and economic issues. I have also edited a quarterly magazine on philanthropy management. This portfolio contains a selection of my less arcane articles and blog posts.

United Kingdom




Lords debate Govcoin trial

The UK Government's Department of Work and Pensions has reported positively on its proof-of-concept trial of DLT for benefit recipients.



Philanthropy Management

What is ESG?

Philanthropy Management

Mandela Rhodes Foundation

Philanthropy Management

Taxing Philanthropy

Economic & Financial

East3rd HighNotes

Rent arrears surge on UC

Headaches for tenants and housing managers

Global Custodian

Greek Custody Survey

International Politics

The Forward

Greek Jews Laud Leftist Win - Despite Chilly Stance on Israel - Israel

If Greek Jews are calmly greeting the election of a hard left party strongly critical of Israel, one reason may be that they have been hit no less hard than other Greeks by the...


Zimbabwe's General Election

During a few radio and TV interviews immediately following the Zimbabwean election, I heard myself developing an argument along the following lines: a) voting on the day was...


Sustainability in Context

An interview with Noreena Hertz


Philanthropy Management

Muhammad Yunus

Philanthropy Management

Stelios Hadji-Ioannou