Timothy Ash

Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme

Timothy Ash


Timothy Ash is an associate fellow in the Russia and Eurasia programme at Chatham House and a senior sovereign strategist at RBC Bluebay Asset Management in London.

He has worked as a professional economist for more than 30 years, with 20 of those years in banking, working for institutions such as RBS, Bear Stearns, Nomura, and ICBC Standard Bank among others.

Timothy’s specialism is emerging European economics, as related to fixed income investments. He writes and blogs extensively on economic challenges and his articles are published in the Kyiv Post, Atlantic Council, the Financial Times and the United Business Journal.

He has advised various governments on Ukraine-Russia policy and specifically on the impact of sanctions.

Past experience

2017-present Senior sovereign strategist, RBC BlueBay Asset Management
2016-17 Head of CEEMEA Research, Nomura
2013-16 Head of CEEMEA Research, ICBC - Standard
2005-13 Head of EM research, RBS
2000-05 Head of CEEMEA research, Bear Stearns