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Lasting consequences of Covid-19


May 21, 2020 02:32 PM

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Richard Banks
Middle East Senior Adviser @Euromoney
Richard specialises in Middle East business development for financial institutions and corporates. He is a partner at Soling Partners LLC, a boutique advisory firm advising clients on their Middle East business development and capital raising strategies. He currently advises a group of blue-chip global asset managers with more than US$ 2trn of assets under management He is also a Non-Executive Director of Lincoln College International – a UK company with substantial investments in the GCC education sector - and a Strategic Adviser to M7 Real Estate Investment. After graduating from Oxford University with a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Richard worked with a number of companies before joining Euromoney Institutional Investor in 1995. He specialised in the Middle East from 2002 establishing a joint venture with Euromoney, developing their regional business. Richard stepped back from leading the joint venture in early 2016 and he remains a senior adviser to Euromoney.
Karen Ward
Managing Director, Chief Market Strategist, EMEA @J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Karen Ward, managing director, is the chief market strategist for EMEA at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Karen has considerable experience in both public policymaking, and economic and financial analysis. Before joining the team in 2017, she was chair of the Council of Economic Advisers for the Chancellor of the Exchequer. In this role she advised the Chancellor on macroeconomic issues including fiscal strategy and Brexit. Before this she worked for a decade at HSBC’s investment bank in a number of roles, including senior global economist where her work included The World in 2050 – An Analysis of the Structural Changes Affecting the Global Economy and the Rise of the Emerging Economies. She was chief European economist before leaving to work for the Chancellor in 2016. She started her career at the Bank of England providing supporting analysis for the Monetary Policy Committee. Karen has a masters with distinction in economics from University College London.