Jonathan Loynes is an experienced economist who spent 18 years at economic consultancy Capital Economics. He helped to build the organisation into one of the world’s leading independent research firms and, as Chief Economist, oversaw the output of over 50 economists around the world. He was also the main point of contact for the company’s many clients and was widely quoted in the media on a range of economic issues. Previously, he was Chief UK Economist at HSBC. He holds degrees in Economics and International Finance.