UBS shuffles economists

Jonathan Anderson is to start covering emerging markets for UBS.
Jonathan Anderson, currently head of Asian economics and senior China economist, announced yesterday that he will be moving to the global economics team to cover emerging markets.

"After six years of covering China and Asia, I have decided to take the opportunity to broaden my scope to include other global emerging markets here at UBS," he explained in an email.

In his new position, Anderson will be writing thematic research on global emerging issues, and will work closely with the emerging strategy and regional economics teams to help promote their views to as wide an investor audience as possible.

Anderson will report to chief economist Larry Hatheway, and will be based in Singapore.

Prior to joining UBS, Anderson worked as a China economist at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong. He also spent eight years at the International Monetary Fund, including three years as its representative in China and three years in Russia. He speaks fluent Mandarin and Russian.

Duncan Wooldridge, currently senior economist for North Asia, will take over as head of Asian economics, managing the Asia (ex-Japan) economics team and writing regional research, as well as continuing his coverage of the North Asian markets.

Wooldridge has over a decade of experience as an economist in Asia, specialising in Korea and Taiwan. He will also report to Larry Hatheway and will continue to be based in Hong Kong.

Coverage of China will be taken up by a new senior China economist within the Asian economics team, who is expected to come on board in the spring of 2008 - in the meantime, Anderson will continue to cover China.
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