Chris Watling is CEO and Chief Market Strategist at Longview Economics – a company he founded in 2003. Longview Economics is an independent consultancy specializing in Global Asset Allocation, Market Timing, Thematic & Commodity research. Chris, in conjunction with colleagues, has developed a number of proprietary quantitative models that add precision to investment strategies and has pioneered the Longview “Old Normal ” thesis regarding long secular cycles in global financial markets. Longview Economics has strong macro and quantitative views across all major asset classes and markets. Longview’s market timing research is focused on helping investors time markets on a short and medium term view and, invest for the long term. The thematic and commodity research offers in depth analysis of the key issues and themes facing the global economy.
Prior to founding Longview Economics, Chris worked in the City (of London) for 12 years with Cazenove and then CAI Cheuvreux as a global economist and strategist. He also held roles as an Equity Analyst and Corporate Financier at Cazenove in the mid 1990s. Chris qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and holds a Master’s & Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He regularly chairs & speaks at global investment conferences, is often quoted in the financial press and appears frequently on CNBC, Bloomberg & other media outlets. He is also an Ambassador for WeSeeHope – a charity which is about the generation of hope and which supports children and young people in sub-Saharan Africa affected by HIV/AIDS.