Simon Nixon is Chief European Commentator of the Wall Street Journal and writes extensively on pan-European politics, economics and finance. He also writes a weekly column for The Times (of London). He joined the WSJ in 2008 as European editor of the financial analysis and commentary column Heard on the Street. Prior to this he was executive editor of financial commentary website Breakingviews and City editor of The Week. He has a first class degree in History from Trinity College, Cambridge.