Chris Weafer is recognised as an international authority on the Russian and CIS economies. He is senior partner with Macro Advisory.
Chris has worked in Russia for more than fifteen years. Most recently he was voted the best Russia investment strategist for 2013 by investors in separate polls carried out by Thomson Reuters Extel and Institutional Investor magazine.
Before leaving to co-found Macro Advisory, Chris held the position of Chief Strategist at Sberbank-CIB, Russia's largest bank and one of the biggest banks in Europe. Prior to that he served for four years as Chief Strategist with Uralsib Financial Corporation and for five years with Alfa Bank, two of Russia's largest privately owned financial groups. His first role in Russia was as Head of Research with Troika Dialog, a privately owned investment bank, from June 1998.
Prior to coming to Russia, Chris worked as Head of Research for NatWest Markets in Bangkok, Thailand, during the Asian financial crisis of 1997/'98. Before that he was Senior Investment Manager at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, one of the world's largest sovereign wealth funds, based in Abu Dhabi City.
Chris started his investment career with the Irish Life Assurance Company in Dublin, Ireland.