Vasileios Gkionakis


Job title

Senior Economist and Strategist

Work location

London, United Kingdom

Joined Aviva Investors


Joined The Industry



Main responsibilities

Vas is a Senior Economist and Strategist at Aviva Investors. Based in London, he is responsible for monitoring and analysing macroeconomic developments and markets as well as formulating major asset class views, with a focus on the UK and Europe.

Experience and qualifications

Vas has 17 years of experience in financial markets, both on the sell and the buy side. He worked as the EMEA Head of FX strategy at Citigroup; before that he served as the Global Head of Foreign Exchange Strategy at Lombard Odier Wealth Management in Geneva. Prior to Lombard Odier, he worked as Co-Head of Strategy Research (Equities, Rates, Credit and Cross Asset) & Head of Foreign Exchange Strategy at UniCredit Bank Research in London. He has worked as Emerging Market Strategist and Economist at BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division in London. He has also spent six years at Fulcrum Asset Management in London as research director and portfolio manager. Vas has been contributing op-ed articles to various financial market magazines/newspapers and is frequently interviewed and quoted by major media sources such as Bloomberg, FT, WSJ and CNBC. He holds a PhD in Economics from LSE.