Richard Jerram

Chief Economist, Bank of Singapore

Jerram is chief economist for the Bank of Singapore and is responsible for formulating the macroeconomic views, which play an integral role in shaping the overall investment strategy for the bank. He is also responsible for generating various macroeconomic research reports with an emphasis on Asia and the emerging markets.

Jerram has more than 20 years of experience in various similar positions. Most recently, he was the head of Asian Economics for Macquarie Capital Securities. Until 2009, Jerram was Macquarie’s chief economist for Japan, but has since taken on a wider regional role. In 2004, Macquarie acquired ING’s Asian equity business, where Richard had worked since 1996. He is regularly ranked among the top three economists in the main survey of US and European-based investors.

Jerram has a bachelor’s degree in science from the University College London, and a master’s and PhD from the London School of Economics. He is also a chartered financial analyst (CFA) charter holder.