Jim Walker is the Chief Economist at Aletheia Capital, an independent research platform focusing on the Asia Pacific region. Prior to this, he founded the Asianomics Group, an economics and strategy research consultancy company primarily servicing the fund management industry. Walker developed an approach to analyzing Asian economies based on profit and credit cycles. The application of this approach enabled him to call early the upswing in the Indian stock market in the final quarter of 2013. These models are currently signaling a buy on China, Japan, Vietnam, and Malaysia.