Mathilde Lemoine will report directly to Ariane de Rothschild, Chair of the Group's Executive Committee.Mathilde Lemoine's appointment as Chief Economist is a stepping stone toward Edmond de Rothschild's goal of developing an Economic Research department that is both independent and recognised throughout the world. For Ariane de Rothschild, Chair of the Edmond de Rothschild Group's Executive Committee, "Mathilde Lemoine's arrival will help us reinforce our thought leadership in market strategies and fine-tune our anticipations of macroeconomic shifts in today's highly volatile environment. The expertise provided by Mathilde Lemoine and her team will be essential in helping our staff and clients shape their investment decisions and benefit from international opportunities."Mathilde Lemoine said she was proud to be joining the Edmond de Rothschild Group: "I will apply all my skills to boosting Edmond de Rothschild's global reach and cementing the long-term trust that its clients have in the Group." After a spell as a lecturer/researcher, Mathilde Lemoine worked in several French ministerial cabinets, notably as an advisor on macroeconomic and tax issues to the Prime Minister. From 2006 to 2015, she was Head of Economic Research and Market Strategy at HSBC France.Mathilde Lemoine, 46, has a PhD in Economics and is a macroeconomist. She has published widely on international, monetary, employment and economic growth issues. She also sits on the boards of Carrefour and the Ecole Normale Supérieure. Since 2013, she has been a member of the Haut Conseil des Finances Publiques. Since 1997, she has lectured on macroeconomics at Sciences Po, Paris. She is also a member of the scientific council of the Cité de l'Economie et de la Monnaie which was set up to improved understanding of economic issues among the general public and young people in particular.