Robin Bonthrone is a managing partner of Fry & Bonthrone Partnerschaft, Mainz-Kastel (Germany), a language services and consulting partnership specializing in banking and finance, financial communication, and TMT. He has a degree in modern languages and a postgraduate diploma in European marketing, and previously held a number of positions in sales, marketing, and business consultancy for German and British companies. A former secretary of the European Language Resources Association (ELRA) and a professional translator for more than 15 years, Robin specializes in highly complex financial texts, focusing in particular on financial accounting and reporting, financial markets and communication, and monetary policy.
Flagship projects include Prof. Lukas Menkhoff's Monetary Policy Instruments for European Monetary Union (Springer, 1997), Financial Market Drift--Decoupling of the Financial Sector from the Real Economy? (Menkhoff/Tolksdorf, Springer, 2001) and four chapters of the Bundesbank Festschrift 50 Years of the Deutsche Mark (OUP, November 1998). In addition, he is the author of the Dictionary of Economic and Monetary Union, published by Langenscheidt Fachverlag in February 1999.
Robin has developed substantial bilingual expertise in the field of comparative and contrastive international accounting and reporting, and lectures regularly in Europe and the U.S. on this and other translation-related topics.