Senior Economist, KPMG Economics
Ben Shoesmith is a senior economist with KPMG LLP. His primary role at KPMG is to monitor and analyze economic indicators with a particular focus on international economics. By closely examining economic developments, Ben provides analysis and insights to the KPMG Economics team, enabling firm leadership and clients to gain a deeper understanding of the evolving economic landscape and effectively manage economic risks.
While Ben's expertise covers various aspects of the domestic macro economy, he has developed a specialization in international economics, with a specific focus on Southeast Asia. His in-depth knowledge of this region allows him to offer unique perspectives and guidance to KPMG's clients.
Prior to joining KPMG, Ben held several positions in the field of economics. He worked as a Foreign Exchange Analyst at VF Corporation, where his responsibilities included analyzing and managing international currency exposures through hedging strategies. He also served as a Quantitative Analyst at BB&T, where he forecasted portfolio revenues and losses under various economic scenarios as part of the Federal Reserve's Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) stress tests. Additionally, Ben worked as a Research Analyst at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), contributing to economic research projects.
Ben's professional background also includes internships on Walmart's Corporate Development team and with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Risk Group. These experiences provided him with diverse perspectives on corporate strategy and risk management.
Education and Certifications
Ben's educational background includes a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Applied Economics from Georgetown University, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) charterholder and holds the Certified Business Economist (CBE) designation from the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), where he actively participates as a member.
Overall, Ben’s wide-ranging expertise in economics, particularly in international economics and Southeast Asia, make him a valuable asset to KPMG LLP and its clients.