Independent Asian Economic & Political Analysis 

Three decades of uncompromising and uncompromised insight. 


Dr. Simon Ogus has lived in Hong Kong for more than three decades and is the founder and CEO of DSG Asia Limited. For twenty-plus years, DSGAsia has offered analysis of the economies and politics of Asia, working with a variety of multinational and regional entities in the financial, non-financial and governmental spheres.

He is an adviser to and a shareholder in the Silverhorn Group a fully integrated wealth management boutique with a core focus on Asia. He also serves on the board of a number of companies and official bodies, and has held academic positions and lectured at various regional universities. 


Simon originally trained as an actuary before moving into fund management. From 1994 to 1999, he was Chief Economist for Asia at Swiss Bank Corporation (subsequently SBC Warburg and then UBS). During this time he was consistently voted as one of the top ranked macro analysts in the region and is generally recognised as one of the few analysts who accurately predicted the Asian economic and financial crisis.

Dr Ogus gained his PhD in Chinese Economic History and Development from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. He also holds an MSc in Management and Finance from the University of London’s Imperial College, and a BA in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Manchester.

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The selection of articles below showcases our range and style of writing over the decades.

We hope they both enlighten and entertain!

La Forza Del Destino

DSGAsia,  22 September 2008