Why the vaccine starts the recession

Start date: February 2, 2021

End date: March 2, 2021

Time: 14:00 GMT

Location: Zoom presentation

Helen Thomas CFA founded her own macroeconomic consulting firm, BlondeMoney, in 2017. Her team provides expert analysis on financial markets and politics.

BlondeMoney provides Sensible Market Commentary – everything you need to know about financial markets, from a global macro perspective:

Top 10 stories overnight – in daily email “The Day Today”; Analysis of central bankers and policymakers in G10 and leading EM economies; Updates on market positioning; Strategic Asset Allocation portfolio with a Tactical overlay – all within 500 words

Before founding BlondeMoney she was a Partner at a Global Macro hedge fund and Head of Currency Alpha for State Street Global Advisors. She started her career in Foreign Exchange at Merrill Lynch before going on to work for Societe Generale and SEB. She has also worked in politics, as an adviser to former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne during the financial crisis.

Helen holds a degree from Christ Church, Oxford in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

She is a Freeman of the City of London, board member of CFA UK, where she is responsible for their sub-committee on the Value of the Investment Profession.

She was lead researcher on the book “Masters of Nothing” by the MPs Matthew Hancock and Nadhim Zahawi, which looked at how human behaviour caused the financial crisis and how to avoid it happening again.