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Meet the Longview Team

Longview's core team have been with the company for over forty years between them. Longview's tight-knit outfit results in clear and homogenous analysis and insight. In addition to the team below we have a number of sales representatives and consultants around the world. 

For enquiries about careers with Longview, please follow the link below.

Chris Watling


Chris Watling is the CEO and Chief Market Strategist at Longview Economics, which he founded in 2003. Chris has been obsessed with markets and generating intelligent investment advice since beginning his career at Cazenove in 1994. Prior to that, he trained at KPMG in London. Outside the office Chris reads financial market (and other) history. He's an avid sports enthusiast, watches most sports with his four sons, and runs the occasional marathon.

Harry Colvin

Director and Senior Market Strategist

Harry Colvin is a Director and Senior Market Strategist at Longview Economics. He specialises in global asset allocation, macro themes, and commodities. He has built and developed Longview's macro research process, market timing models, and short term trading products. Harry travels extensively, meeting clients, speaking at conferences and hosting economic debates. Away from the office, he enjoys skiing, sailing, and playing tennis.

Nick Beazley

Business Development / Sales
Nick has spent the last 15 years working on Emerging Market Equity and Bond Research sales desks.  He was at Credit Suisse in Dubai and London focussing on Middle East, Eastern European and African Equities and was most recently at boutique Investment Bank, Exotix (now called Tellimer).
Nick spends most of his free time chasing after his two young children, but when he has a break he follows most balls sports and still tries to play some of them at an increasingly slower pace. He is an avid supporter of Liverpool F.C., having grown up 10 miles from Anfield.

Brad Waddington

China and Commodities Specialist

Brad Waddington is a China and Commodities Specialist at Longview Economics. He specialises in commodities, and has driven the research process behind the Commodity Fundamentals Reports for the past several years. In particular, he focuses on analysing the fundamental drivers of oil, gold, copper, and iron ore prices. In his spare time, Brad loves to read about economic history and plays football for a number of teams.

Robert Sousiss

Junior Economic & Markets Analyst

Robert Soussis joins Longview this month as our new Junior Economic & Markets Analyst!

Robert recently graduated from the University of Bath with a degree in Mathematics & Physics. His focus at Longview will be global economics, with the aim of improving our macro research and modelling process at Longview. Outside of work, Robert enjoys reading non-fiction books, climbing, fitness & hiking. 

Karl Smithson

Junior Marketing Analyst

Karl Smithson is a Junior Marketing Analyst at Longview Economics. He graduated recently from University College London with a degree in Politics and Sociology and is aiming to bring in more clients to the company in line with his past experiences in sales and finance, having previously worked at Starling Bank. Karl also holds an avid interest in emerging economies and political risk. At UCL, he founded the Society for Global Prosperity alongside Dame Henrietta Moore with the aim of challenging the socio-economic status quo. During his free time, Karl enjoys playing croquet, going to the gym and making music.


Longview was founded in 2003 with a desire to produce research that was independent, courageous and relevant to every investor type. Since then, Longview has become a pioneering independent financial markets research house. We have built relationships with over 150 clients across the globe and we are constantly seeking to deliver rigorous and lucid market analysis and investment advice.

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