14 April 2015, Singapore/London – Standard Chartered Global Research has announced two senior appointments, one within its leadership team and the other a key hire to its Greater China Economic Research coverage.
Marios Maratheftis becomes Chief Economist, Global with immediate effect. As Head of Economic Research, Marios leads a team of 35 economists based in 12 countries. He joined the Bank in March 2002 as an Economist and Senior FX strategist with Standard Chartered Bank in London. Marios has authored financial and academic articles and appears regularly in the international media. He will continue to report to Dave Murray, Head, Global Research, and is based in Dubai.
Separately, Ding Shuang joined Standard Chartered as Head of Greater China Economic Research in Hong Kong on 2 April 2015 and reports to David Mann, Head, Asia Economic Research.
Shuang brings a wealth of macroeconomic research and policy experience to Standard Chartered. He joins from Citigroup, where he was Senior China Economist for the last four years. Prior to that, Shuang spent a decade at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington D.C. where he was involved in cross country economic research, and development of policy and lending programmes. He started his career as an economist in the People’s Bank of China in Beijing.
Commenting on both appointments, Dave Murray said, “Marios has proven over many years his value to the Global Research Team as a people and thought leader and as a trusted client advisor.”
“I am excited to have Shuang join our Global Research team. His broad policy background and extensive network, on top of his depth of macroeconomic research experience, make him a key addition to our team.”