Founder and CEO
Dr. Simon Ogus, is the founder and CEO of DSGAsia Limited, an independent consultancy, based in Hong Kong, which offers analysis of the eonomies and politics of Asia. DSGAsia works with a variety of multinational and regional entities in the financial, non-financial and governmental spheres. From 1994 to 1999, Simon was Managing Director and Chief Economist for Asia at Swiss Bank Corporation (subsequently SBC Warburg and then UBS), Hong Kong. He also held the position of Adjunct Professor of Economics and Finance at the City University of Hong Kong. Simon currently serves on the board of a number of companies and official bodies, including the Council of Advisers for the Hong Kong Monetary Authority's Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research. During his time at the helm of SBC/UBS, Simon was responsible for developing and spearheading the bank's macroeconomic research product for the region including Japan, Non-Japan Asia and Australasia. He is generally recognised as one of the few analysts who accurately predicted the Asian and the more recent global economic and financial crisis, and during his time on the sell-side he was consistently voted as one of the top ranked macro analysts in the region across a range of industry surveys.
Simon trained as an actuary with William M Mercer Fraser. He subsequently moved into funds management with the United Bank of Kuwait in London before joining GT Management in Hong Kong in 1990.
Simon gained his PhD in economics from the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies. He also holds an MSc in Management and Finance from the University of London's Imperial College, and a BA in economics and econometrics from the University of Manchester.