Trevor Williams is the former Chief Economist at Lloyds Bank.
Now an author, academic, consultant and keynote speaker, Trevor analyses key trends and policies that shape the economy and markets.
As an economics speaker, he brings clarity and relevance to an often complex and abstract field, from energy and climate to how companies use their data to understand the broader economy.
Trevor Williams worked for the civil service whilst studying for his economics PhD, after which he went on to work for over 30 years as an economist in the City, most notably at Lloyds.
His professional life has encompassed equity and foreign exchange, forecasting and financial analysis. Today he provides a clear insight into how politics, demographics and trade shape economies and economic trends.
From earnings and inflation to stock markets and trade deals, Trevor explores what is going on in the economy and what it means to organisations and individuals. Looking at both the global and the local, the long and short term, he explains what the numbers really reveal. Focusing on interpreting the information as it is, not as people might think or wish it was, he considers the effects of disruptions like Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic, how (and how quickly) economies can recover and what actions influence that recovery.
Furthermore, Trevor studies what risks businesses and governments face and how the economy will react. In particular, he looks at the political economics of climate change, including the risks for investors, insurers and the general population that this existential challenge could impose.
He also examines the economics of energy, the likelihood, causes, and potential effects of energy shortages, what decisions and policies have increased the risk of energy reserves running low, and the cost to businesses and consumers.
As rotating Chair of the Institute of Economic Affairs Shadow Monetary Policy Committee, Trevor keeps a close eye on the Bank of England‘s decisions and direction of travel. He unpicks the impact of interest rates, monetary policy and quantitative easing and translates them into helpful intelligence businesses can use to inform strategy.
He also reveals how companies can use their big data sets to reveal insights into the broader economy and its place.
He talks on a range of topics, including:
- International Trade
- Economic Forecasting
- Financial Markets
- Trends in Global Financial Markets
- The Future of the World Economy
- Industrial Trends
- Big Data
- ESG – Environmental, Social and Governance
Along with his blog, Trevor Williams writes regularly on financial and market matters, including a regular column in the personal finance magazine Moneyfacts.
He is the co-author of Trading Economics, a clear guide to the statistics and indicators that underpin market economics. He is a Professor at St Mary’s University, London and Visiting Professor at the University of Derby.