Associate Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme and Global Economy and Finance
Andrew Cainey

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Andrew’s research focuses on the impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Chinese financial reform and innovation, and China’s broader engagement in international development and global governance.

Now based in London, Andrew has been based mostly in Asia since 1997, living in Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul and Singapore. 

As a management consultant and public policy advisor, he has worked with Asian companies and governments on strategy, institution-building, economic development and governance. 

As a senior fellow at the Fung Global Institute, he led research on Chinese financial reform and the impact of technology.

Andrew is also a fellow with the Hong Kong Institution for International Finance and a partner with Asiability, an advisory firm supporting engagement with China in the profit and not-for-profit sectors. 

He speaks Mandarin Chinese as well as several European languages, and he was a Kennedy Scholar at the Harvard Business School and studied economics at the University of Cambridge. 

Areas of expertise

  • China’s Belt and Road Initiative
  • China’s impact on regional and global governance
  • Asian financial sector reform and innovation
  • New economic development models and lessons from East Asia
  • International financial centres

Past experience

2017 - presentPartner, Asiability
2017 - presentFellow, Hong Kong Institution for International Finance

Lead partner, Tony Blair Associates – Government Advisory, Asia


Senior fellow, Fung Global Institute 


Partner and managing partner, Greater China, Booz & Company

1997-2002Partner, The Boston Consulting Group, Seoul/Singapore