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Tina Fordham

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Prescient Analyst at the Intersection of Geopolitics and Financial Markets

Leading Global Political Analyst with Eurasia, Citigroup and Avonhurst

Listed x5 times as Top 100 Most Influential Women in European Finance - Financial News

“I have worked with Tina for more than 15 years; her analysis, judgment and insights have been invaluable to both our businesses and our clients in some of the toughest business environments we’ve ever witnessed. Her presentation style engages all audiences: she is a great communicator and people who meet her never leave without learning something new, thinking about an issue in a different way, or considering a path they had not considered previously. There is practically no market, geography, issue or theory she cannot address, so the Q&A sessions with her are always rewarding.”

Jennifer Scardino – Senior Executive Vice President; Head of Global Communications, Banco Santander

Tina Fordham is a leading global political analyst and trend-spotter, with over 20 years’ experience advising institutional investors and corporate boards about the implications of macro political and socio-economic developments.

Experienced with presenting to demanding senior level audiences, she is known for her excellent call record and being brave about bucking conventional wisdom.   Her research and approach is analytically robust combined with a witty, engaging style. In her work, she addresses both the big existential questions (life after COVID-19 and the shape of the “new normal”; the future of globalisation and democracy) and the key political, security and trade themes and signposts that will move markets, such as elections, sanctions and conflict.

Tina is frequently featured on CNN, BBC, Bloomberg and CNBC, and has spoken at Davos, the Milken Institute and Fortune Most Powerful Women conferences, and twice at the United Nations General Assembly. She has been named in the world’s Top 100 geopolitical experts, alongside Condoleezza Rice, listed five times in the Financial News “Top 100 Women in European Finance” and included in Harper’s Bazaar’s 150 Visionary Women in Britain, among many accolades.

Tina is currently a partner and Head of Global Political Strategy at Avonhurst, a boutique political and legal advisory firm. Previously she was Citi’s Chief Global Political Analyst, the first and only person at a major financial institution to hold this role.  Fordham established political analysis alongside traditional asset class research and helped establish it as a crucial component of investor due diligence and asset allocation. Before Citi, Tina was Head of Global Political Risk at Eurasia Group, where she founded the firm’s financial markets research business. She has also served as a senior adviser in the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit.

In 2016, Tina was appointed to the United Nations’ first High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, following her research on “Women as Global Growth Generators”. She sits on the advisory boards of the independent foreign policy think tank Carnegie Europe as well as Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she earned her Master’s degree.

In Summer 2020, Tina was appointed as a member of the International Advisory Board to the University of Cambridge’s Centre of Geopolitics.  This Board is comprised of 20 distinguished scholars and prominent practitioners, it will advise the Centre and champion its work.

Tina lives in London and is a dual US-UK national.

Tina has made distinct, unique contributions to our understanding of both the intersection between geopolitics and Markets and the relationship between gender equality and economic performance”

Anne Richards, CEO, Fidelity International

Speaking Topics include;

  • 2020 US Elections – outlooks and implications
  • Covid 19 – the impact on the geopolitical landscape and on global markets
  • Global Political Outlook – trends and consequences
  • Key themes and Signposts (including Brexit,  populism and the future of democracy “Vox Populi Risk”, Geopolitical Risks including Global Trade and Security)
  • Gender-inclusive Growth


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