We are delighted to have George Magnus and Grant Colquhoun share their views on China’s economic outlook.
George Magnus is an independent economist and commentator, an Associate at the China Centre, Oxford University, and an adviser to some asset management companies.
From 2012-2016, George was an externally contracted senior economic adviser to UBS Investment Bank, where he had previously been employed in this capacity between 2006-2012, and prior this, as Chief Economist from 1995-2006. During this time, he served for a few years as the Chair of the Investment Committee of the Trustee Board of UBS (UK) pension and life assurance fund.
Before joining UBS, George had been the Chief Economist at S.G. Warburg (1987-1995), Chief International Economist at Chase Securities (1985-1987) and Head of Economics for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Bank of America (1977-1985). George received an MSc. Econ from the School of Oriental and African Studies, did postgraduate research at the University of Illinois, and taught economics at the University of Westminster and at Illinois.
Grant Colquhoun has been part of CRU’s Economics Team for 10 years, becoming Group Economist in 2012. He leads CRU’s Economics team and, working closely with colleagues in China, is responsible for the economic and end-use analysis of China. He is a regular speaker at CRU events, including the CRU Breakfast during LME Week. Grant was previously Head of International Industry Service at the economic consultancy Oxford Economics, an Economic Advisor for HM Treasury and an Economist for British Steel, having started his career in CRU’s Steel business unit. Grant holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Bath and an MSc in Economics and Finance from the University of Bristol.
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