Alvin is an internationally renown financial guru, broadcaster and author, and a regular contributor to magazines, newspapers, and websites. He is the president of Cooperhall Press and designs and runs seminars for financial institutions around the world. His best-selling books include “Your Money or Your Life,” “Getting Started in Stocks,” and a children’s book, “Show Me the Money,” published in 20 languages. He has presented several BBC2 television series and programmes on BBC Radio 4.
He studied for a Bachelor of Arts in English at Bowdoin College and a Master of Arts in American literature at the University of North Carolina.
For five years on the BBC, Alvin Hall hosted the highly rated and award-winning series, Your Money or Your Life, on which he offered both practical financial and psychological advice to people about how to take control of and fix their financial problems.
His radio program,Jay-Z: From Brooklyn to the Boardroom, won the Wincott Foundation Press and Broadcasting Award for the best radio program for 2006.
Alvin has also hosted programs on current events and contemporary art for BBC Radio 4 including After Katrina and most recently, Alvin Hall’s Generations of Money. An eight-part television series for BBC World News called Alvin’s Guide to Good Business was broadcast internationally in 2010.
He was involved in Jamie Oliver’s programme, Jamie’s Dream School. On the programme, Hall taught the pupils mathematics.
Alvin is a member of the NYSE Euronext Financial Literacy Advisory Committee to help develop programs to improve knowledge about all aspects of personal finance among the general public. He is also on the Acquisitions Committee of the Studio Museum in Harlem.
In the US, he is a regular contributor on personal finance and the economy on NPR’sTell Me More with Michel Martin.
Alvin lives in New York City where he designs and teaches classes about the investment markets for financial services companies, banks, regulatory authorities, as well as information and technology vendors. His acclaimed classroom programs and speaking engagements have provided thousands of people with a solid grounding in such topics as the workings of financial markets, investment products, effective investment strategies, reducing debt, planning for retirement and personal financial management.