Christopher Wood has joined Jefferies as global head of Equity Strategy.

Wood, who joins from Asian securities house CLSA, has been ranked the top equity strategist in almost all major broker polls in Asia during the last two decades. Wood’s team includes Frances Lai and Joe Man.

Simultaneously, Jefferies’ launched its first edition of Wood’s famous weekly, “GREED & fear”. Wood has been publishing these weeklies, 1,269 issues in total, almost without interruption since July 1996.

“We are excited to have Chris Wood join Jefferies,” commented Peter Forlenza, Jefferies’ global head of Equities. “With a string of appointments on the Asian platform in recent weeks, now capped by the launch today of Chris Wood’s ‘GREED & fear’, we hope to firmly establish the next leg of growth in our commitment and expansion across Asia.”

Prior to entering the investment business, Wood was a financial journalist. He worked for the Hong Kong-based Far Eastern Economic Review between 1982 and 1984 and The Economist from 1984 to 1994, during which period he was both the New York and Tokyo bureau chief.