Tina Fordham

Partner and Head of Global Political Strategy, Avonhurst & Former MD & Chief Global Political Analyst, Citi Group

Biography

Tina Fordham is a Partner and Head of Global Political Strategy at Avonhurst, a London-based boutique political and legal advisory firm founded in 2019.

An industry leader in the field of political risk analysis, Tina has over 20 years’ experience advising institutional investors, corporate boards and international organisations about macro global political developments and their implications for markets and the economy, most recently as Citi’s Chief Global Political Analyst, a role she held for 17 years.

Whilst at Citi, Fordham established political analysis alongside traditional asset class research and helped establish it as a crucial component of investor due diligence and asset allocation. Earlier in her career, she founded Eurasia Group’s ground-breaking financial markets research business and the first emerging markets political risk index on Wall Street. She also served as a senior adviser in the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit.

Her research on the macro economic impact of gender-inclusive growth led to her appointment to the United Nations’ first High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment and a #1 ESG ranking from Institutional Investor.

Tina serves on the international advisory boards for Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, her alma mater, and the Brussels-based think tank Carnegie Europe. She has been named in the Top 100 Geopolitical Experts (alongside Condoleezza Rice) and five times to the FN’s Top 100 Most Influential Women in European Finance, as well as Harper’s Bazaar’s 150 Visionary Women in Britain.

Fordham is a frequent commentator in the international press and keynote speaker at numerous global policy and investor conferences.
Her current speaking topics include the 2020 global political outlook; key themes and signposts (including Brexit, US elections, populism and the future of democracy “Vox Populi Risk”, geopolitical risks including global trade and security) and gender-inclusive growth.