I spent more than a quarter of a century working as a trader for many of world’s largest banks. Upon leaving the industry I continue to be shocked by how little the world actually knows about what really went on, and goes on, inside a bank, on a bank trading floor, and within banking and financial markets generally. What the world sees is, for the most part, an engineered illusion. An illusion created by a combination of factors and by a number of ‘parties’, all of which exploits that wider lack of understanding as to the realities. Within these articles I seek to use my extensive experience and my access to a wealth of knowledge, evidence and equally experienced associates to highlight and expose the various illusions and establish the reality.