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HSBC Economists visit Bermuda

Three HSBC economists will visit the Island during the month of June, bringing their global expertise to the local market.

David Bloom, Global Head of FX Strategy for HSBC and Ryan Wang, US Economist for HSBC Securities will be participating in the Bermuda Captive Conference to be held at the Fairmont Southampton 8 - 10 June.

HSBC Bermuda is sponsoring a lunch prior to the official start of the conference, where David Bloom, who has won awards for his research into foreign exchange, will share his views on international currency markets.

Ryan Wang, an invited panelist at the conference, will participate in a panel discussion on the "Global Market Outlook", to be held on Wednesday 10 June. He will give his opinions on the global financial and economic outlook.

Steven Major, Global Head of Fixed Income Research at HSBC will be on the Island on 25 and 26 June to meet with HSBC clients and present his views on the bond markets.

HSBC Bermuda CEO, Richard Moseley said," As a part of the global HSBC organisation we are delighted to have access to such high-ranking economists and pleased to have the opportunity to bring them to Bermuda to share their global expertise."

David Bloom, Global Head of FX Strategy, HSBC

David Bloom arrived in London in 1988 after completing an honours degree from Wits University, Johannesburg. He then worked his way through his Masters degree in economics at Birkbeck College London.

David has been with HSBC since 1992. Before taking up his current post, specialising in currencies and global themes, David was an international economist with the HSBC group and worked in various roles at the Bank, including UK Economist, and US and Canadian Economist. He has also had some experience in equity strategy, equity sales and equity.

David was voted No 1 FX strategist in Emerging Markets FX in the 2012 and 2013 Euromoney survey. He has also won Best FX Research in FX Week Awards for four years in a row.

Ryan Wang, HSBC US economist for HSBC Securities

Ryan Wang is a US economist for HSBC Securities, a principal line of business for HSBC Holdings plc. He is part of a global team of more than thirty economists based out of New York, London, Hong Kong, and other major financial centers.

As part of the HSBC North American team, Ryan helps formulate the bank's view of the outlook for the US economy. This includes projections for growth, inflation, monetary policy, and the direction of interest rates. He has also written about issues such as the budgetary conditions for state and local governments, prospects for the US housing market and the outlook for the labor market.

Ryan has been with HSBC since 2001.

Steven Major, Global Head of Fixed Income Research at HSBC

Steven Major is the Global Head of Fixed Income Research at HSBC, where he has worked for the last 14 years.

The Fixed Income Research group includes fifty analysts based in HSBC's offices in London, Hong Kong, New York, Dubai, Dusseldorf and Bangalore, with specialists covering credit and rates in both developed and emerging markets. In addition to managing the global team, Steven contributes to regular research reports, particularly for asset allocation and strategic recommendations.

Steven joined HSBC as Head of European Rates Strategy in 2001 and was appointed Global Head of Fixed Income Research in 2008. He has more than 20 years of experience in Fixed Income Research and holds a BA (Hons) Business Finance degree and the CFA charter.

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