Karen Ward

karen ward

Chief Market Strategist EMEA, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Karen has considerable experience in both public policymaking and economic and financial analysis. She started her career at the Bank of England providing supporting analysis for the Monetary Policy Committee. She then joined HSBC Global Banking and Markets in 2006 as Chief UK Economist. She was promoted to Senior Global economist where her work included The World in 2050 - an analysis of the structural changes affectingvthe global economy and the rise of the emerging economies. She then took the position of Chief EuropeanvEconomist in 2014.

In 2016 she was appointed Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers for the Chancellor of the Exchequer. In this role she advised the Chancellor on macroeconomic issues including fiscal strategy and Brexit.

Karen has a Masters with Distinction in Economics from University College London.