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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Beyond the great vaccine divide: how African leaders are tackling vaccine hesitancy to capitalise on new supplies

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The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook highlights how the “great vaccine divide” continues to impede Africa’s recovery. Undelivered donation pledges, the launch of boosters, India’s export ban and an overreliance on the global vaccination initiative COVAX culminated in half of the continent vaccinating less than 2% of their population. This is well below the World Health…

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