Ian Harwood has worked as a practising macro-economist in the City of London since the late 1970s. He was Chief Economist of SG Warburg (1986-94) and, subsequently, Dresdner Kleinwort (1994-2008). His work was highly regarded by investors worldwide, and Ian took first place in Global Economics in the annual Extel survey each year from 1997 to 2007.
More recently, Ian has devoted his time to serving as an adviser to a wide-ranging clutch of financial, charitable and higher educational institutions. He is currently economic consultant to Redburn and investment adviser to MS-Amlin, the BAE and Mineworkers pension schemes and Saranac Partners. He is also a Trustee of the UBS Pension scheme and the Investment Member of the Advisory Board of Greenwich Hospital, the Royal Navy charity.
He contributes to the governance of a number of universities and was a Visiting Professor at Greenwich University from 2010 to 2013.