Russell Jones

Globally Recognized Financial Market Economist & Keynote Speaker

Russell Jones is a former Chief Economist and Head of FX Research senior executive. He has worked at several leading investment banks, including UBS and Lehman Brothers, as well as at ADIA and Westpac. He frequently appears on major news channels including BBC, CNBC, CNN and NHK and is regularly quoted in newspapers, including The Financial Times and The Economist. A much sought-after macroeconomist with an international purview, Russell is a compelling speaker. He presents regularly to a wide range of audiences, from financialmarket experts and corporates, to policymakers and the media.

Currently a partner at independent Llewellyn Consulting in the City of London, Russell advises hedge funds and other high-profile asset managers, domestic and multinational corporates, law-firms, and governments.

Russell’s deep understanding of financial market dynamics, economic policy, history, and many individual economies puts him in a class of his own, enabling him to offer authoritative insights into both the shorterterm conjuncture and longer-term trends.

An author of several books on economics, and an expert on the 1930s Great Depression, he is a former Managing Director and research department leader at a number of internationally-renowned financial institutions. Working on both the ‘buy’ and ‘sell-sides’ of the financial industry at different times in his career, he has been based in London, Tokyo, Sydney, and the Middle East, and has presented his views to the investment community in all four corners of the globe.

With three and a half decades of experience, Russell has witnessed both the good times and the bad. He has had first-hand experience of financial booms and busts, including the bursting of Japan’s ‘Bubble Economy’, the Asian Crisis of the late 1990s, and, of course, the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-09. He offers a real feel for what it was like to live and work through periods of acute macroeconomic trauma, and help people to recognize the warning signs of future problems.

Russell has seen and done it all, and is particularly regarded for his ability to put contemporary events into longer-term perspective. His insights into what makes the world economy tick, and the likely future direction of economic policy, are impressive.

To book Russel Jones as the politics speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Russel is known to cover the following topics:

  • Economy Speaker
  • Corporate & Business Strategy
  • New Technologies
  • Climate Change
  • Economic Overview
  • Emerging Markets
  • Finance Speaker
  • Macroeconomics

“Feedback has been extremely positive, with everyone commenting on the quality of the speaker” – Scotia Bank

“What a fantastic client event and fabulous evening! My client really enjoyed it and what an amazing setting. This is exactly the sort of thing private clients expect.” St. James’s Place Wealth Management

“Feedback on your presentation and the macro panel was excellent, for the 2nd year running” Tages

“A very stimulating talk, which also seems to have gone down well with investors.” – Coller Capital

“Thank you very very much. This was such a fascinating insight into the 2008 financial crisis and the world of macroeconomic policy. I would have happily listened on and on and it was great how interactive the course was with extremely interesting anecdotes.”Society of Professional Economists  

“It was really well-pitched for the audience and we have received a lot of good feedback.” – Clifford Chance

“We all enjoyed the evening thoroughly, in fact I would say that it was the best SJP event that I have attended.” – St. James’s Place Wealth Management

“Thoroughly enjoyed the evening and led to good discussion around some big topics. Feedback from participants very positive.” – Trilantic