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Alvin Hall

Professional Experience

President, Cooperhall Press Inc. (formerly Alvin D. Hall Associates, Inc.), New York, N.Y. (1990 to present)
Designs, develops and conducts customised seminars and classes about the investment markets for financial services firms and their vendors as well as for regulatory authorities located in the US and abroad. Writes training manuals for brokerage firms and banks and publishes books and articles for industry professionals and the general public about the securities and futures markets.

Executive Director, New York Institute of Finance, New York, N.Y. (1987-90)

Director of Marketing, Longman Financial Services Institute, Chicago (1986-87)

Director of Course Development, Leo Fleur Inc., New York, N.Y (1982-86)

Promotions & Publications Manager, North Carolina Public Television (UNC-TV), Chapel Hill, NC (1980-82)


Your Money or Your Life (BBC 2 1999 to 2003)
Prime time television series that examines various financial and budget problems and offers a menu of potential solutions. Fifth series was broadcast in 2003.

This Morning (ITV 2001)
Regular sessions on how to manage our finances from mortgages to pensions and including ‘Save Me Alvin’ series (April/May 2001)

Investing for All with Alvin Hall (BBC 2 –July 1998)
Four part television series which took members of four investment clubs to conduct hands-on investigation and analysis of three companies within different business sectors.

Alvin Hall’s Guide to Successful Investing (BBC 2 – Jan 1997)
On-air presenter and writer for this three part television series that introduces basic investment concepts and strategies.

World’s Most Powerful (BBC 2 – Nov 2003)
A primetime 3 part series looking at celebrity, sport & computers.

Presenter BBC2’s The Summer Exhibition June 2006 and 2007.

Presenter of ‘Alvin’s Guide to Good Business’ (BBC World – 2010).

Maths Teacher, Jamie’s Dream School (Channel 4 – March 2011)

Other tv credits include: Dave Gorman’s Important Astrology Experiment (BBC 2) , Top Gear (BBC 2)Tonight with Trevor MacDonald (ITV)Film 2003, GMTV and BBC 4/BBC2 documentary on Peggy Guggenheim ‘The Other Guggenheim’ and The Apprentice: You’re Fired (BBC2)


Wrote and presented hour long documentary ‘Wall Street – One Year On’ assessing the effects of September 11th for Radio 4.

Alvin Hall’s Secret Collections broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2005.

After Katrina broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2005

Alvin Hall’s Artworld broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2006

Jay Z: From Brooklyn to the Boardroom broadcast on BBC Radio 4 December 2006. Winner of the Wincott Award for best radio business programme.

Alvin Hall’s World of Money broadcast on BBC Radio 4 August 2008.

Alvin Hall’s Generations of Money broadcast on BBC Radio 4 August 2010.

Alvin Hall in The Bonfire of the Vanities (BBC Radio 4)

Poorer Than Their Parents (BBC Radio 4)

The Money Grab (BBC Radio 4)

In Alistair Cooke’s Footsteps (BBC Radio 4)

Queens of Jazz (BBC Radio 4)

Who Sold the Soul (BBC Radio 4)

Who Sold Motown – Speaking in the Streets (BBC Radio 4)

Burrells’ Bequest (BBC Radio 4)

Misers, Bling and the Money Thing (BBC Radio 4)

The Double War (BBC Radio 4)

The Green Book (BBC Radio 4)


Money For Life: Everyone’s Guide to Financial Freedom
Pub: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd – Jan 2000

Winning With Shares: Investing wisely and profitably in the Stock Market
Pub: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd – published Nov 2001

Your Money or Your Life (BBC) – A practical guide to solving your financial Problems and affording a life you’ll love
Pub: Hodder & Stoughton – June 2002. Winner of the 2003 WHS Business Book Award

What Not To Spend – Priceless Ways to manage your money
Pub: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd – October 2004. U.S. version to be published end of 2005/early 2006

You & Your Money – Creating a Prosperous Relationship
Pub: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd – January 2006

Get Out of Debt with Alvin Hall, Climb The Property Ladder with Alvin Hall & Save and Invest with Alvin Hall – all published by Hodder & Stoughton May 2006

Show me the Money – Putting the fun into finance!
Published by Dorling Kindersley – June 2008

Plan Now, Retire Happy – How to secure your future whatever the economic climate 
(Hodder & Stoughton)

The Stock Market Explained 
(Hodder & Stoughton)

Your Money or Your Life – revised and updated edition of the bestselling classic 
(Hodder & Stoughton)

He has written columns and articles for several national newspapers and magazines including The Daily Mail, The Times, The Daily Express, Metro, The Sun, The Mirror and The Scotsman.

(In the U.S.)

Getting Started in Stocks 3rd Edition: John Wiley & Sons (original edition 1992)

Getting Started in Mutual Funds: John Wiley & Sons Inc (January 2000)

Investment Strategies Made Easy: Black Enterprise (March 1994)

You and Your Money – It’s More Than Just Numbers: Atria Books (2007)

Alvin has written and produced numerous other publications during the last ten years covering everything from the high finance of Wall Street to understanding and managing personal portfolios. He has also been the subject of biographical material including ‘Collector’s Choice: Alvin D. Hall’ by Mary Barone, ArtNet.com and ‘Share the Secrets with ShareLink’.


Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine. BA English Literature (1974)

University of North Carolina: MA American Literature (1979)

Other Interests

Whitney Museum of American Art, Photography Acquisition Committee

International Centre for Photography, Exhibitions Committee


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