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Russell Napier

Edinburgh, UK

Asian equity strategist at CLSA

Acclaimed author and financial historian

Co-founder of Financial Markets course at Edinburgh Business School

Russell Napier is an Edinburgh-based consultant who writes about issues impacting the global equity markets. Previously  a strategist for CLSA Asia Pacific Markets, where he contributed to the development and scope of CLSA’s equity research, he is now an independent strategist at and co-founder of ERIC, an online platform for the sale of high-quality individually priced investment research. He is the author of “The Solid Ground,” a global macro report originally published by CLSA and now published independently.

Russell began his career in investment at Baillie Gifford in Edinburgh, before joining CLSA in May 1995 as an Asian equity strategist in Hong Kong. He moved into consultancy in 1999.

Russell is a director of the Scottish Investment Trust and the Mid Wynd International Investment Trust, and his book Anatomy of a Bear: Learning from Wall Street’s Four Great Bottoms has been published to critical and commercial acclaim.

In 1999 Russell created a course for finance professionals at the Edinburgh Business School called A Practical History of Financial Markets, which he continues to run.

Our Comment

"Russell is regarded as one of the leading voices on the Asian markets. Before he moved to a consultancy role, he was regularly ranked number one for Asian strategy in Asiamoney and Instititutional Investor polls."

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