Neil MacKinnon started his career as an Economist at HM Treasury where he advised UK government ministers on economic matters. Over the last 20 years he has worked as an economist for leading financial institutions. His speciality and main interest is in international economics and also takes a keen interest in the future of economic theory and practice in the light of the global financial crisis.
Mr. MacKinnon is currently responsible for Global Macro Strategy at VTB Capital and a member of the investment strategy team. He also sits on the Advisory Council of Business for Britain and acts as Senior FX and Fixed Income Advisor at the ECU Group. Prior to this, Neil held positions as Chief Currency Strategist and Chief Economist at ECU Group, Chief Currency Strategist at Citibank and at BofA Merrill Lynch, and worked in the hedge fund industry as Chief Economist at Nexus Capital.
He regularly comments in international media on global macroeconomic issues and financial market developments, appearing regularly on Bloomberg TV and CNBC as a market commentator.