This week, Economics and Business students at King’s were fortunate to hear from Ranga Chand (OV) who, 40 years after first joining King’s from Uganda, addressed students across the two disciplines.
Amongst other topics, he spoke about the perceived move from Globalisation to Nationalistion, the potential reappearance of an asset market bubble and the prospects for the UK economy as it continues to emerge, albeit slowly, for the last recession.
Ranga was an engaging and informative speaker who made good use of his wide-ranging experience as an economist and financial advisor to entertain his audience. As ever, it was good for students to hear about the global economy from a different perspective.
Ranga is an International Economist & Financial Author. While at The King’s School, Ranga was an active member of school life. He was a House Monitor, CCF cadet, and played Hockey, Basketball, and Badminton.
On leaving King’s, Ranga went to the University of Toronto where he studied Economics. He then stayed in Canada and began his professional career.
Ranga is recognised both domestically and internationally as one of Canada's leading economists and mutual fund analysts. Professionally, he held senior positions with Canada's Department of Finance, then served as a director of the Conference Board of Canada, before joining a major stock brokerage firm. He has also taught Economics at the University of Waterloo, published extensively in the field of Economics, and represented Canada at numerous Economic forums, including the OECD in Paris, the United Nations, and the World Institute of Economics in Germany.
A media personality with a huge following, his popular television show "Talking Mutual Funds with Ranga Chand" aired weekly on Canada’s Report on Business Television (ROBTV) for three years from 2000 to 2003 and reached over 4.3 million viewers nationwide. Much in demand by organisations, industries, and associations throughout North America, Ranga is well known for his down-to-earth, clear, and informative presentations on the subjects of the global economy and investing.
Ranga, who now lives in Canterbury with his wife Sylvia, has published a number of books, including ‘Best of the Best Mutual Funds’ and ‘Getting Started With Mutual Funds’.