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While dividing his time between London and Valencia, Spain, Mr. Lawson frequently writes on global regulatory developments and financial payments and is a core member of the peer review auditing team for Country Risk Same Day Analysis. He regularly contributes to Global Economics on financial market developments, including the weekly IHS Markit Capital Markets Review, a summary of the latest financial developments and assessment of their implications. He is a mentor and peer reviewer for the Banking Risk Service team. Mr. Lawson joined IHS Markit through Exclusive Analysis, where he became its chief global economist in 2010 following retirement from the investment banking industry after holding multiple senior roles, predominantly in the new issue markets. His most senior roles as a banker were as global head of Fixed Income at ABN AMRO, managing over 1000 staff worldwide, and as head of Global Syndicate and COO Global Markets at Nomura International. In these roles, he undertook successful major business restructuring and refocusing exercises, cost control initiatives and rationalizations. His banking career spanned more than 31 years. In 1998, ABN AMRO was awarded the IFR Eurobond House of the Year award. Mr. Lawson was a board member of the International Capital Market Association for the maximum six-year term and remains a senior advisor. He holds an economics Master of Arts from Downing College, Cambridge, United Kingdom.