Edward leads the ASEAN and South Asia economic research team, with economists based in India, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore. He provides macroeconomic analysis and on-the-ground views on major economic issues in the region. He is often featured in media and has regular interactions with policy makers in the region. Edward was a founding member of the Standard Chartered Rates Strategy team and was previously Head of Asian Rates Strategy. Edward holds an Honours degree in chemical engineering from the National University of Singapore and a Master's in applied economics (Dean’s List) from the Singapore Management University.
Divya covers Asia FX strategy, based in Singapore. He provides views on the latest developments in FX markets and recommends trade ideas and hedging strategies for institutional and corporate clients. He is also quoted regularly in the media on financial-market developments. Divya was ranked by Bloomberg as the most accurate forecaster for EM Asia FX for 2016. Prior to his current role, he was a G10 FX strategist for the Bank, focusing on JPY, AUD and NZD. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from Indian Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management. He is a CFA charterholder.