Marios Maratheftis is an expert on the global economy and financial markets. He graduated from the University of Warwick with an MSc in Economics and Finance and a BSc in Economics. Marios was economist and Senior FX strategist for Standard Chartered Bank based in London. Marios was promoted to the role of Regional Head of Research for the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia in 2007. In 2010 he became Head of Research for the West which included the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Since 2013, Marios is the Global Head of Macro Research, leading a team of 35 analysts based in 13 different countries. He has authored a number of financial and academic articles, and appears regularly in the international media.