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Ahead of the Curve


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Neil Williams, Senior Economic Adviser
05 January 2015
Macro Economics

An archive of Ahead of the Curve articles from Neil Williams.

Euro-zone - pulling the trigger... January 2015

QE - has it worked?... November 2014

US - the 'perplexing' labour market... August 2014

UK rates - taking the first baby steps. July 2014

Eurozone - Smelling deflation... May 2014

UK - guiding us to the peak interest rate... April 2014

Tightening the screw?... February 2014

Euro-Zone - The next phase... January 2014

The UK's sugar rush recovery... October/November 2013

Japan - can Abe hit the target?... August 2013

Too loose for comfort?... July 2013

Euro-zone - biting the hand... May 2013

UK - ‘Carney’ make a difference?... April 2013

Euro-zone – on the mend?... January/February 2013

UK – where will inflation come from?... November 2012

US – Avoiding the cliff... October 2012

UK – no more than a zigzag... August 2012

Tighter policy in 2013?... July 2012

US Fed - Falling behind the curve?... May 2012

Euro-zone – converging on the weakest... April 2012

Japan – taxing times... February 2012

The euro – still in search of a government... January 2012

UK – QE go again!.. November 2011

US – a twist in the tale... October 2011

Euro-zone - all sorted? ... August 2011

Soft patch or relapse? ... July 2011

Economic policy – back to normal? ... May 2011

Euro-zone – relieving the misery? ... April 2011

UK - danger of driving by the rear-view mirror ... February 2011

Germany gets competitive ... January 2011

UK - axe, not scalpel ... November 2010

US Recovery - It's different this time ... October 2010

The euro-zone's misery ... August 2010 edition

The UK's fiscal gamble ... July 2010 edition

Will central banks fall behind the curve? ... May 2010 edition

Japan - Looser for longer ... April 2010 edition

UK - keep the ‘corset’ on ... February 2010 edition

Tensions in the euro-zone ... January 2010 edition

No rush for the exit ... November 2009 edition

Quantitative Easing – is it working? ... October 2009 edition

Green shoots or weeds? ... September 2009 edition

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Neil Williams Senior Economic Adviser Neil joined Hermes in August 2009 and is responsible for Hermes’ economic research. He has a forward-looking approach to generate investment strategy ideas. Neil adopts top-down methods – macro and market analysis to identify interest rate and credit value, and sovereign default risk. Neil began his career in 1987 at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), becoming its youngest ever Head of Economic Policy. He went on to hold a number of senior positions in investment banks - including Director of Bond Research at UBS, Head of Research at Sumitomo International, Global Head of Emerging Markets Research at PaineWebber International, and, before coming to Hermes, Head of Sovereign Research and Strategy at Mizuho International. Neil has 30 years’ industry experience and earned an MA in Economics in 1986 from Manchester University, having the previous year completed his BSc (Hons), also in Economics, from University College Swansea.
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