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"Dr Jim" is considered by Asian financial and business circles as one of the region's leading independent economists and is particularly well known for his candid presentations and for taking a position and defending it! He is based in Hong Kong with over 25 years of experience as an economist, including 17 years in Asia.

He was formerly the Chief Economist at CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets and left to set up Asianomics in 2007, a truly independent economic research company providing insights and analysis on investment in various markets. His strong expertise is in watching key Asian markets - especially China, India and Japan, conducting macroeconomic analyses and forecasts of Asia/Pacific and advising on policy and strategy.

He is a seasoned presenter at major events ranging from large business conferences to client seminars. He was voted best 'regional economist' by the Asiamoney Stockbrokers Poll between 1994 and 2004 and regularly acclaimed in the private Greenwich Surveys of fund managers in Asia, Europe and America. He serves on the MasterCard Worldwide MasterIntelligence Knowledge Panel.

Sample assignments including keynote speeches at global investment forums, special presentations to visiting CEOs and Board members, kick-off presentations and facilitation of regional strategy and planning meetings. Dr. Jim speaks at major events e.g. Forbes CEO Forum, China Economic Summit, and Economist Conferences. He is also a sought-after commentator who is interviewed regularly in print and on TV, including CNBC, Bloomberg, amongst many others.

Before coming to Asia, he worked for The Royal Bank of Scotland at their Edinburgh headquarters and was previously a research fellow at the Fraser of Allander Institute for Research on the Scottish economy. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree and PhD in economics from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

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