Renowned economist and expert in emerging markets, Jim O'Neal is a popular finance speaker. Jim was the mastermind behind BRIC, the acronym used to describe Brazil, Russia, India and China, which highlights the shift in global economic power toward BRIC and away from the G7 economies. In 2014, Jim was named an Honorary Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester, as a testament to his ongoing dedication to the study of Economics.
In 1977, Jim graduated with a Bachelor Degree, before earning a Masters Degree from the University of Sheffield. He studied Economics at a postgraduate level, graduating in 1978. In 1982, Jim completed his PhD from the University of Surrey, during which he produced a research dissertation entitled "An Empirical Investigation into the OPEC Surplus and its Disposal".
Jim established a firm foundation of knowledge from this period of his life, which he expands upon as an economics speaker. Frequently booked for both corporate events and industry functions, he can explore predictions for the future of finance and explain the pinnacle economic challenges faced by businesses.
In 1982, Jim started working for Bank of America, before moving to join the Marine Midland Bank in 1985. He then worked for the Swiss Bank Corporation in 1988, Goldman Sachs in 1997, where he was later appointed the Head of Global Economics Research in 2001 and finally, Chairman of Goldman Sachs‘s Division of Asset Management, in 2010. In this role, Jim managed over $800 billion in assets.
Upon his retirement, he now publishes research centring around the global economy and sits on the International Advisory Board of the Centre for Rising Powers at the University of Cambridge. As a celebration of his expertise, Jim was named in the 50 Most Influential Ranking by Bloomberg Markets magazine.
As a member of the HM Government, Jim works as the Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, a role in which he negotiated trade deals with China and developed the Northern Powerhouse. As a speaker, Jim uses his knowledge of economics to benefit the financial future of his clients' businesses.
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