Ed is an Associate in the global macro practice. Prior to joining Global Counsel, Ed worked as a research analyst for a public policy think tank where he conducted economic analysis on emerging markets, primarily in Africa. He also holds an Economics degree from the University of Bath, which included a placement year as a research associate within the alternative assets industry.

At GC, Ed examines the geopolitical and macroeconomic environment and analyses the impact of policy changes on clients across a range of sectors. 

Recent examples of his work include: 

  • Analysing how the increasing focus on Asia in the UK’s foreign policy strategy might create opportunities for companies in the mining sector.
  • Reviewing and synthesising research on the economic impact of the pandemic and the policy challenges this is presenting for clients.
  • Monitoring and assessing upcoming macroeconomic or political events which may impact client decisions.

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Macro matters: Global themes for 2023

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The world economy enters the new year on shaky ground. The post-pandemic rebound is losing steam. The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the geopolitical fallout is being felt across the globe. Inflation, rising interest rates and the strong US dollar are impacting countries in every region of the world. Major advanced economies are set to slow – or even contract - in 2023,…

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A tale of two transatlantic hawks, but who will win?

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Inflation has been hitting record highs almost monthly in the US and the eurozone. Monetary policymakers have been scrambling to control inflation without plunging their economies into a deep recession. Initially, the European Central Bank (ECB) and the US Federal Reserve (Fed) took divergent approaches to tackling inflation, but this trend is changing. 

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