Judith is a specialist in finance for development including financial market development, private investment and financial macroeconomics.
Topics of her research at ODI includes private investments, co-financing between public and private investors, banking and capital markets and risk management relating to cross-border capital flows and financial stability. Recent work has included focus on the mobilisation of private finance for infrastructure and climate action.
Her work regularly attracts media coverage including from the BBC, CNN and the Financial Times as well as numerous national media organisations in Asia and Africa.
Clients include the UN Economic Commission for Africa, DFID and the European Commission as well as national governments including in Africa (Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda and Tanzania) and Asia (China, Japan). She also regularly advises private clients including the Currency Exchange (TCX), Prudential and BVI Finance.
Judith has more than two decades' experience as an investment banker including as board member for JP Morgan Asia. She worked in emerging markets in Asia for 17 years and has an extensive knowledge of the regions economy and business environment. She holds a PhD in financial sector development in Africa from the School of Africa and Oriental Studies at the University of London.
Judith's research has received extensive media coverage, including on the BBC, CNBC Africa, the Financial Times, The Guardian, Reuters, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal, as well as national media organisations in Africa and Asia.
- 29 December 2019, BBC World Service6 September 2019, The Telegraph
- 12 August 2019, BBC World Service Trust16 May 2019, Devex
- 28 March 2019, fDi Intelligence25 February 2019, BBC World Service Trust
- 3 December 2018, BBC World Service Trust5 September 2018, Raconteur
- 7 June 2018, BBC World Service Trust10 May 2018, Financial Times (FT)
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