Hetal is Senior European Economist with responsibility for providing macroeconomic analysis and forecasts for the UK and euro area economies. She joined LGIM in 2011 from Daiwa Capital Markets where she held the role of UK economist and topped the Sunday Times Economics league table for best UK forecast. Prior to that, she was a senior economic adviser to the Ernst & Young ITEM Club and an economist at the Oxford Economics Consultancy where she led coverage for a number of European and Asian countries as well as working on numerous bespoke economic modelling projects. Hetal has also worked for HM Treasury and the Office for the Deputy Prime Minister. Hetal graduated from the University of Bath and holds a BSc and MSc in Economics.