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Prof. Elias Karakitsos

Elias is Chairman of Global Economic Research, which provides economic and financial research on the economies and financial markets of the US, Europe (including the UK) and Japan to financial institutions and shipping companies; Partner and Strategist of Twintop Consultants (trading derivatives in the shipping market, FFAs); and an Associate Member of the Centre of Economic and Public Policy (CEPP), Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge.

Elias is a distinguished academic with nearly 25-years of service at Imperial College, University of London, where he held the chair in economics until 2001 and was subsequently a Visiting Professor until 2004. He was Head of Economics at Imperial College for ten years (1987-1997) and joined CEPP in 2004. He is the author of six books/monographs, nearly100 papers in learned journals and more than 450 research reports on economies and financial markets for the benefit of the financial institutions and shipping companies that he is acting as an advisor.

In his long career he has had an impact as an economic advisor to governments and financial institutions and he has ten years experience in asset management as a manager and strategist. He has acted as an economic advisor to the UK (1980-87) and the US (1987) governments on economic policy; as a consultant to DG II of the European Commission (1992-95) on monetary union, economic convergence and the issues of a multi-speed Europe; he gave Evidence to the House of Commons on Monetary Policy (1980) and on International Monetary Arrangements (1983). He has also acted as economic and investment advisor to many financial institutions, including Citigroup for fifteen years to 2001(initially Switzerland, then EMEA and finally New York – Headquarters); Oppenheimer – New York (1994-97); Allianz-Headquarters – Munich (1997-98); Credit Agricole – Luxembourg (1994-2003); Standard Chartered – London (1998-2001) and Abbey National-Headquarters, London (1990-94).

Public versions of the author’s CV can be found in ‘Who’s Who in the World’ and ‘Who’s Who in America’.

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