Citi Australia has hired former Moody’s Analytics economist Faraz Syed to its economic research team.
Mr Syed will report to Citi Australia’s chief economist Josh Williamson.
In his previous role, he produced thematic analysis on domestic macro-economic issues and country forecasts for Australia, Japan and India.
Mr Syed also led Moody’s research on Australia’s housing market, including the econometric modelling for Core Logic-Moody’s Analytics’ Australian housing model.
Citi Australia and New Zealand managing director and head of research Craig Woolford said the appointment will allow Citi to provide more tailored insights on financial market implications for Australia.
“Client demand for deeper insights about key macro-economic influences continues to grow in this low interest rate environment,” Mr Woolford said.
“We look forward to Faraz’s experience strengthening our research insights at Citi.”
Prior to Moody’s, Mr Syed worked as a research economist at the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resources, Economics and Sciences.
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