The appointment will aim to expand the group’s ability to provide “cross-border” market economic analytics that are aligned to its existing capabilities.
Pugh, who will specialise in the UK’s real economy business markets, will be based out of the firm’s London Farringdon Street headquarters.
He joins from Capital Economics, where he specialised in analysing the UK economy and financial markets, as well as commodity markets.
Pugh said: “I’m really excited at the prospect of applying my economic knowledge and expertise to help RSM’s clients better forecast and plan ahead in these rapidly evolving and uncertain times.”
Rob Donaldson, CEO of RSM UK, added: “We’re delighted to welcome Tom into the RSM fold at a pivotal and exciting time for the firm. Tom’s knowledge and expertise adds to our breadth of service and sector line capabilities which are among the most diverse in the UK.
“The appointment also reinforces our ability to monitor and respond to today’s complex and evolving market conditions in a way that gives our clients a deeper, broader, and more nuanced understanding of the factors affecting them.”