Dr. John Greenwood, OBE Chief Economist at Invesco Ltd. Dr. John Greenwood, OBE Chief Economist at Invesco Ltd.
Based in London, John is the Chief Economist of Invesco Ltd. with responsibility for providing economic analysis and forecasts to Invesco portfolio managers and clients.
John started his career in 1970 as a visiting research fellow at the Bank of Japan. In 1974 he joined GT Management as Chief Economist, based initially in Hong Kong and later in San Francisco. The firm was acquired by Invesco in 1998. As editor of Asian Monetary Monitor in 1983, he proposed a currency board scheme for stabilising the Hong Kong dollar. John was a director of the Hong Kong Futures Exchange Clearing Corporation for four years until 1991, and in 1992 became a council member of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, a position he held for twelve months. In that same year, he was an economic adviser to the Hong Kong Government. He has been a member of the Committee on Currency Board Operations of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority since 1998. He is also a member of the Shadow Monetary Policy Committee in England, and he serves on the board of the Hong Kong Association in London. John holds an MA from the University of Edinburgh, and an Honorary PhD, also from the University of Edinburgh. David Chao (MC) Global Market Strategist, Asia Pacific at Invesco David Chao (MC) Global Market Strategist, Asia Pacific at Invesco
David Chao is the Global Market Strategist for Asia Pacific, responsible for developing Invesco’s view on the investment market and global economy, as well as providing strategic investment advice to financial professionals and clients in the region. He joined Invesco in 2019.
David has over 15 years of experience in the financial industry across Asia Pacific and North American markets. He has built strong business and governmental networks through providing advisory services to facilitate investments throughout Greater China and Southeast Asia. Prior to joining Invesco, David led the Foreign Direct Investment Advisory unit for United Overseas Bank in Hong Kong. He started his investment career in New York with Goldman Sachs, and later spent over 5 years as an equity analyst with Balyasny Asset Management and Visium Funds. David holds a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in International Political Economy from Cornell University as well as a Masters in International Affairs from the University of Hong Kong. He is currently the Vice Chair of the Trade and Investment Committee at American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. Simon Ogus (Moderator) CEO of DSG Asia Limited Simon Ogus (Moderator) CEO of DSG Asia Limited
Dr. Simon Ogus is the founder and CEO of DSGAsia Limited, an independent consultancy, based in Hong Kong. DSGAsia offers analysis of the economies and politics of Asia, and works with a variety of multinational and regional entities in the financial, non-financial and governmental spheres. Simon serves on the board of a number of companies and official bodies, and has also held academic positions and lectured at various universities across the region.
Prior to founding DSGAsia in 1999, Simon was Managing Director and Chief Economist for Asia at Swiss Bank Corporation (subsequently SBC Warburg and then UBS) in Hong Kong. Assuming this role in 1994, he was responsible for developing and spearheading the bank’s macroeconomic research product for the region including Japan, Non-Japan Asia and Australasia. He is generally recognised as one of the few analysts who accurately predicted both the Asian and the more recent global economic and financial crisis, and during his time on the sell-side he was consistently voted as one of the top ranked regional macro analysts across a range of industry surveys. Simon trained as an actuary with William M Mercer Fraser. He subsequently moved into funds management with the United Bank of Kuwait in London before joining GT Management in Hong Kong in 1990. Simon gained his PhD in Economics from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. He also holds an MSc in Management and Finance from the University of London’s Imperial College, and a BA in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Manchester.