Frederic Neumann, PhD, is Managing Director, Chief Asia Economist, and Co-head of Global Research Asia at HSBC, based in Hong Kong. Before joining HSBC, Frederic was an adjunct professor at a number of US universities, teaching courses on Asian sovereign risk analysis, international financial markets, international monetary policy, and Southeast Asian political culture. He also served as a consultant on Asian economic and political affairs various public sector institutions. He is also a former research associate of the Institute for International Economics in Washington, DC. A former Fulbright scholar, Frederic Neumann holds a PhD in International Economics and Asian Studies.