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Articles by Kim Catechis

Kim Catechis

Kim has 32 years investment experience, spanning developed and emerging market equities. He founded the successful Emerging Markets strategy at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) in 1998. Kim joined Martin Currie in 2010, to develop the firm’s Emerging Market capabilities performing the role of portfolio manager and sector analyst. Since 2014, Kim has been dedicated to the provision of macroeconomic and political risk research for the Global Emerging Markets strategy. In 2019, Kim took on the role of Head of Investment Strategy. Alongside his role of providing macroeconomic and political research to the Emerging Markets team, he has responsibility for analysis and insights across global themes and supports our wider investment floor. He is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, Greek and French, with intermediate language ability in Russian, German and Italian. Kim has an MBA from the University of Stirling and a BA in French and German language and literature.

Global growth: what to worry about?

By Kim Catechis

Embark Adviser newsletter

The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook forecasts a gradual recovery of economic growth, founded on the expectation that a group of emerging economies will return to their longer-term average growth rates. Yet, geopolitical tensions and other external risk factors loom close on the horizon, such as the ‘tariff war’ between the US and China, post-Brexit UK trade negotiations, and climate change.

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