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John Greenwood OBE SBS

During his career in the asset management industry John was the Chief Economist of Invesco Ltd, until he retired in December 2021. In that role he had responsibility for providing economic analysis and forecasts to Invesco portfolio managers and clients.

After graduating from Edinburgh University, he studied post-graduate economics at the University of Tokyo in 1970-74 and was also a visiting research fellow at the Bank of Japan in 1974. He joined the investment industry later that year as Chief Economist for GT Management, based initially in Hong Kong and then in San Francisco.

As editor of Asian Monetary Monitor in 1983, he proposed a currency board scheme for stabilising the Hong Kong dollar that is still in operation today. In the 1990s John was a director of the Hong Kong Futures Exchange Clearing Corporation, a council member of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, and an economic adviser to the Hong Kong Government.

In 1998, John joined Invesco and became a member of the Committee on Currency Board Operations of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. He is also a member of the Shadow Monetary Policy Committee in England while simultaneously serving on the board of the Hong Kong Association.

In October 2020 John was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong SAR government for his work in promoting the stability of the Hong Kong dollar. In the same month he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute.

John holds an MA from the University of Edinburgh, and an Honorary PhD, also from the University of Edinburgh. He has been a Fellow of the Johns Hopkins Institute of Applied Economics since June 2016.

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