Americas & Europe
Will earned a degree in business and economics at the University of Oklahoma, supplemented by extracurricular education from the Mises Institute. He worked temporarily with our research team in 2005. We decided it was a good fit, so in 2007 he moved to Hong Kong to join our team. Will is now our lead analyst on the US economy, and has a particular interest in central bank policy. Beyond that, Will answers client questions and generally assists in the development and distribution of our research products, including Gavekal Data. Will speaks English (but he does occasionally use "y'all" in conversation).
Tan Kai Xian
After graduating with a first class degree in Quantitative Finance from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kai Xian joined Gavekal as a Statistician, responsible for creating and maintaining databases, developing models and indicators. Kai Xian, as he’s universally known around the office, also assists valiantly in our coverage of the US economy. He first worked with Gavekal in 2012 and officially joined the research team in 2013. Born and raised in Malaysia, Kai Xian is fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay.
Nick has spent the last 12 years involved in either trading, analyzing or writing about European markets and the global economy. At Morgan Stanley for 7 years he divided his time between the interest rate swap and repo markets before returning to university to complete a masters in economics. During that time he also wrote for the Wall Street Journal covering fixed income markets. After graduating in 2011 from London's Birkbeck College, he worked for David Roche's investment consultancy, Independent Strategy, before joining Gavekal in 2013. Nick also has a degree in engineering from Edinburgh University.
After graduating with a degree in social sciences from the University of Paris Dauphine, Cedric studied economics at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. Cedric returned to Paris Dauphine, where he obtained an MSc in international economics. After interning at OECD, Cedric joined Gavekal Research in 2014 as an analyst focusing on emerging European economies and financial markets. He speaks French, English and German, and drinks both French wines and German beers.
Romain joined Gavekal in September 2015. He started his career at Charles Gave’s think tank, the Institut des Libertés, as a General Delegate and Researcher. He also had some successful entrepreneurship experience in the web and advertising sectors. He graduated with a Bachelor in Business Administration with a specialization in Applied Economics from HEC Montréal and holds a Master of Science in Economics from Bocconi University in Italy. Romain speaks fluent French, English and Italian, and is decently proficient in Russian.