Jinny Yan joined ICBC Standard Bank in early 2016 as chief China economist, and leads the China markets strategy and research team. Her focus is to deliver macroeconomic and market insights on China to internal and external stakeholders. Her team launched the Belt and Road Economic Indices, which offer unique insight into China’s increasing connectivity with emerging economies. She also helps stakeholders to understand more about the China Interbank Bond Market as it opens further to foreign investors. Before joining ICBC Standard Bank, she was a London-based senior economist at Standard Chartered, and covered key China-Europe macro topics with a focus on internationalisation of the yuan. Heading up the European RMB solutions team, she chaired the education and marketing stream of the City of London’s yuan initiative. Widely recognised as an expert on China and the yuan in London, she makes frequent appearances in media and at high-level conferences. Ms Yan studied economics at the University of Durham, and later gained a master’s degree in development studies from the London School of Economics.