Sharon Lam joined Breakingviews in December 2017. Prior to joining Reuters, she completed an internship at Forbes. Sharon has also worked at Korean fund house Mirae Asset in product development and marketing, as well as HSBC private bank. She graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor's in international relations and political science, where she wrote for The Tufts Daily and edited for Hemispheres, an international relations journal. Follow Sharon on Twitter @sharonlamhk
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