Arend is global head of economic research. He joined UBS in August 2016 from Brevan Howard Asset Management where he was head of Emerging Market research & strategy (2010-2016). Prior to that (2006-2010) he was an MD at Deutsche Bank where he ran EMEA macro research and FX strategy. He also spent 8 years (1998-2006) at the International Monetary Fund, where he was a senior economist working on many of the Fund's high profile programs and specializing in crisis resolution issues.
Arend started his career at the Dutch Central Bank, where he worked as an economist in the Monetary and Economic Policy Department, and in the late 1990s was a member of the G22 Secretariat, a precursor to the current G20.
He holds degrees in Economics and International Relations from Johns Hopkins University and business degree from the Netherlands School of Business.