BNP Paribas appoints new UK economist

July 5, 2018

London, UK – 05 July 2018 – BNP Paribas Corporate & Institutional Banking today announced that it has appointed Paul Hollingsworth as UK Economist, effective immediately. Based in London, Paul is responsible for covering the UK economy and reports to Luigi Speranza, Head of European Economics, BNP Paribas.

Paul joins from Capital Economics where he was a Senior UK Economist, with responsibility for macroeconomic analysis of the UK economy. Previously he covered emerging market economies, global financial markets and Europe at Capital Economics. Prior to joining Capital Economics in 2012, he worked in the macroeconomic analysis team at HM Treasury.

Luigi Speranza, Head of European Economics, BNP Paribas said: “Paul is a notable addition to our team. His UK experience will be invaluable in broadening and strengthening our Global Markets Research franchise”.

Olivia Frieser, Global Head of Research, Global Markets BNP Paribas said: “BNP Paribas is expanding its research offering globally, aligning with the digital and sustainability needs of the future and Paul is an important hire for us. The continued evolution of our research platform amplifies BNP Paribas’ commitment to delivering market-leading insights to our clients.”

BNP Paribas Global Markets Research and Strategy team produces comprehensive market views, strategy, trade ideas and analysis across regions, asset classes and sectors. The team covers economics, commodities, credit, emerging markets, equity derivatives, FX, G10 rates and cross-asset strategy.



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About BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 73 countries, with more than 196,000 employees, including around 149,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets, International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors.

BNP Paribas employs more than 9,000 people across 10 business lines in the UK. These include Corporate & Institutional Banking, Exane BNP Paribas, Leasing Solutions, Arval, Real Estate (including Strutt & Parker acquired in September 2017), Asset Management, Cardif Pinnacle, Commercial Finance, Personal Finance and Vauxhall Finance. Around half of its employees are in Corporate & Institutional Banking, based in London, while the others are based in various offices across the country, including Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester.