We are delighted to welcome Jim Power and Chris Johns to take part in our next Toolkit session on Wednesday February 1st at 9AM.
The global economy faces enormous challenges, from energy and food shocks, inflation, debt and a downturn in stock markets and economic growth.
There is also a need to be conscious of Brexit and the potential negative impact on Irish trade with the UK.
Despite the global challenges and general negativity, there could be a possibility of growth surprising on the upside.
With Jim Power and Chris Johns. Jim Power is owner manager of Jim Power Economics Limited, an economic and financial consultancy, which he set up in 2009. He is a board member of Love Irish Food and was Chairman of Three Rock Capital Management, an investment company, until it was purchased by Julius Baer in January 2020. He is a member of the Institute of Directors in Ireland and is an economic consultant to Aviva Ireland.
He is a graduate of UCD and holds a BA and a Master of Economic Science Degree. He lectures part-time on the MSc Management and the MBA at Smurfit School of Business, UCD. He is a native of Waterford.
Chris has worked in financial services, mostly asset management and investment banking. He was CEO and CIO (Chief Investment Officer) at Bank of Ireland Asset Management. He also worked as an economist in the UK Treasury, the National Institute of Economic & Social Research and UBS Philips & Drew in London, whilst also teaching economics in London and Cambridge Universities.
He is currently Chairman (non executive) of Smith & Williamson Investment Management Europe and a member of the Acuvest Investment Committee.
They are both also responsible for the very successful podcast, “The Other Hand”.