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Topic: Economics

Expertise: UK Economics & Politics, Brexit, US Economics, Emerging Markets & International Trade


September 2018 – “Liam Halligan did a fantastic job of opening our event with a presentation on key risks for investors going forward. He charismatically engaged our audience and we received lots of positive feedback about his honesty, wit and provocative but measured comments. He was also great in mingling and chatting to our guests which provided real added value”.  Citywire.

Liam Halligan is an economist, writer and broadcaster – and also has extensive business experience. He is best known for his weekly Economics Agenda column in The Sunday Telegraph – which enjoys a large international following and has been recognized with a highly-coveted British Press Award.

Liam Halligan provides an overview of the global investment environment – focusing on potential sources of danger. From US monetary policy to emerging trade wars, oil prices to the inner workings of the eurozone, this multiple-award winning economist, author and broadcaster – and former fund-manager – goes way beyond the headlines, delivering a well-informed and thought-provoking presentation and Q&A.

He is also Editor-at-Large and columnist at Business New Europe – a leading source of English-language business, economics and political analysis covering 30 countries in Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe and the Former Soviet Union.

Liam Halligan’s presentation to CFA Los Angeles was well-argued, timely, and insightful.  Liam presented at two venues and held both audiences in rapture as he described why he, and many of his countrymen, long supported Brexit.  Remarkably.  Liam’s advise also proved prescient.  Days after his CFALA presentation, the new British Prime Minister announced a strategy of Hard Brexit, precisely as Liam suggested she would.  Liam is one to watch, and more importantly, one whose opinion matters.” 

James Fenkner – Head of CFA Los Angeles

Going Underground, on “G7 and Currency Wars”, interview with Afshan Rattansi

 Between 2007 and 2013, Liam was Chief Economist at Prosperity Capital Management, an asset manager focused on emerging market and controlling investments worth over $4bn for a range of institutional clients – including pension funds, charities and Sovereign Wealth Funds.

Liam has worked as a Moscow Reporter for The Economist and Economist Intelligence Unit, Political Correspondent for The Financial Times (based in Parliament) and Economics Correspondent at Channel 4 News, as well as writing a weekly column in Sunday Business, before switching to Sunday Telegraph in 2003.

He has researched, written and presented a series of hard-hitting Dispatches documentaries on economic and financial issues for Channel 4 and presented Wake up to Money on BBC’s Radio Five Live. His work has also appeared in The Spectator, New Statesman, Wall Street Journal, Prospect, Euromoney, Business New Europe and GQ Magazine – where he wrote a column between 2008 and 2011.

A regular commentator on global economic affairs for the BBC, CNN, CNBC, Sky, LBC Radio and other broadcasting outlets, Liam also frequently appears on flagship programs such as BBC1’s Question Time, This Week, Daily Politics and BBC Radio 4’s Today. Holding a First Class Hons. degree (Econ) from the University of Warwick and an M.Phil (Econ) from Oxford University, he is a citizen of both the UK and the Republic of Ireland and is listed in Who’s Who, De Bretts and the Dictionary of International Biography.

In this optimistic and inclusive guide, Sunday Telegraph columnist Liam Halligan and renowned economic forecaster Gerard Lyons cut through the complexity and spin to offer a vision of how Britain, and the world, can make a great success of Brexit.

‘We are linked to Europe, but not combined,’ wrote Winston Churchill in 1930. To Halligan and Lyons, that sentiment rings true. And if the Article 50 negotiations go well, Clean Brexit argues, the UK could become an inspiration, a source of strength for voters elsewhere in Europe who have long demanded EU reform, but been rebuffed.

From manufacturing, fishing, banking, universities, travel, immigration, Scottish independence and the spectre of renewed tension between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, to ongoing trade and good relations with our EU neighbours and the rest of the world, Clean Brexit provides answers to the questions hanging over all these issues, and many more.

Unashamedly optimistic about Britain’s future, Clean Brexit draws on extensive discussions with leading politicians and diplomats across the UK, Europe and the world to argue that leaving the EU provides an opportunity for the UK to re-invent its economy, while reclaiming our place as a premier global trading nation.


“Excellent. This analysis from Halligan and Lyons is thorough and lucid, the conclusion compelling.”

Lord Lawson, former Chancellor of the Exchequer

“Recommended reading. Halligan and Lyons are two economists I respect and whose writings I follow closely.”

Lord David Owen, former Foreign Secretary