Ian Morris is a Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group.Mr. Morris is involved in top-down investment strategy, asset allocation and macroeconomic analysis for BAAM. He serves as Vice Chairman of the BAAM Investment Committee and also serves on the BAS Investment Committee.
Before joining Blackstone in 2010, Mr. Morris was Chief US Economist at HSBC in New York for ten years, managing the firm’s North American macroeconomic research team and providing advice and forecasts on macro trends and risks to clients, including financial institutions, non-financial corporations, central banks and sovereign wealth funds. Prior to that, Mr. Morris was a Global Economist with HSBC in London for three years and in Melbourne for two years. Prior to joining HSBC, Mr. Morris worked for PaineWebber in London.
Mr. Morris has authored many thematic research publications, including “A Froth Finding Mission (Jan 2006)”, a 100-page report that anticipated the 2006-09 housing bust. Mr. Morris holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia and an MSc in Financial Economics from the University of London.