Date: April 25, 2024
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: El Vino, 30 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6BJ

John Greenwood, founder and chief economist of the International Monetary Monitor started his career in 1970 as a visiting research fellow at the University of Tokyo. 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. When GT Management merged with Invesco, he became Chief Economist with responsibility for providing economic analysis and forecasts to portfolio managers and clients until he retired in 2021.

As editor of Asian Monetary Monitor in 1983, he proposed a currency board scheme for stabilising the Hong Kong dollar that is still in place today. John was a director of the Hong Kong Futures Exchange Clearing Corporation (1987-91), and in 1992 became a council member of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. He was also an economic adviser to the Hong Kong Government. He has been a member of the Committee on Currency Board Operations of the HKMA since 1998.

John’s most famous book is a compendium of essays written in Asian Monetary Monitor together with additional explanatory text and published by Hong Kong University Press: “Hong Kong’s Link to the US Dollar: Origins and Evolution” (1st edition 2007, 2nd updated edition 2022).

John is a Fellow of the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He holds an MA and an Honorary PhD from the University of Edinburgh.