Honorary Professor: Brian is responsible for macro-economic research at AIA Group, based in Hong Kong. He spent five years in Beijing (2006 to 2011) where he was responsible for AIG’s corporate research efforts across Asia. Prior to that, Brian ran an emerging markets research team at AIG in New York for ten years. Brian has held various teaching positions at Columbia, Rutgers, Georgetown, and Capital Normal University in Beijing. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, his Master’s from Georgetown, and his doctorate from Columbia. He is fluent in Mandarin, Russian, and French.