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.
- 25 February 2019, BBC World Service Trust3 December 2018, BBC World Service Trust
- 5 September 2018, Raconteur7 June 2018, BBC World Service Trust
- 10 May 2018, Financial Times (FT)5 March 2018, Financial Times (FT)
- 10 January 2018, African Business Magazine5 January 2018, Thomson Reuters Foundation
- 23 November 2017, Financial Times (FT)21 November 2017, Public Finance International
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