Yan has had a long career in international finance. He has worked in Singapore, New York and London specialising in sovereign debt and currency markets.
In 2002 he founded an investment management business, Finisterre Capital LLP. Here he was managing global portfolios investing in over 50 countries, primarily in developing markets. He retired from finance in 2014 to run an organic farm.
Yan has a Law degree from Cambridge University, and also speaks Spanish and French.