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Sharmila Whelan is an internationally experienced global macro strategist and an Asian specialist. For 20 years she has advised CIOs, asset allocators and senior portfolio managers in the top 100 key buy-side funds. Sharmila Whelan is Deputy Chief Economist of Aletheia Capital, Asia’s largest independent research house. Previously (2010-2011) Ms Whelan was a Director and Senior Economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Hong Kong. Between 2005-2010, she was Senior Economist for CLSA Ltd, Hong Kong, Asia's biggest and oldest brokerage house, and was ranked as a top economist by Euro-money and Asia Money in India, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Philippines. From 2000-2005 Ms Whelan was Regional Asia Economist for BP Plc, the oil super major, advising senior regional management and the board in London on country risk issues in Asia and emerging markets. Prior to that, between 1996-2000 Ms Whelan worked as an International Economist for Lombard Street Research, a London based independent research. Ms Whelan represented BP at meetings with OPEC, the International Energy Agency (IEA) and China''s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). She has advised the British High Commission and US military (DoD and State Department) at the highest levels.  Ms Whelan comments frequently on Asian economies and financial markets in various mainstream media such as BBC World News, Bloomberg, CNBC, the Economist and NDTV.

China, Asia, US and Europe - economies, financial markets, monetary and fiscal policy, geopolitics, US-China war, cantral banks.

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