Our people

Our dirty secret? We’d be doing this even if no one was paying.

Trey McArver

Partner, Politics

Trey is the founder and chief editor of China Politics Weekly. He is the former Director of China Research for TSLombard, where he helped asset managers and MNCs manage China portfolios. Prior to that, he was director in charge of public affairs at Beijing-based consultancy North Head.

Andrew Polk

Partner, Econ

Andrew comes to Trivium as the former Director of China Research at Medley Global Advisors, where he advised asset managers and hedge funds on developments in China’s economy and financial markets. He also served as resident China Economist at The Conference Board’s China Center, where he conducted economic analysis on the Chinese economy for corporate clients and co-authored The Long, Soft Fall in Chinese Growth.

Ether Yin

Partner, Policy

Ether was previously with BowerGroupAsia, a US government affairs and public policy consulting firm. Prior to that, he was a senior consultant at North Head, a Beijing-based public affairs and government relations consultancy. Ether has advised multinational companies and foreign governmental organizations investing and operating in China in a diverse range of sectors.

Kendra Schaefer

Partner, Tech

Kendra leads Trivium’s tech advisory practice and is co-lead on Trivium’s social credit project. She focuses on Chinese government data infrastructure and domestic informatization.

Kendra began her career in China on the production end of the tech in the early 2000s, building sites, apps, and digital platforms for multinationals entering the China market. She later moved into tech advisory, and has consulted on tech localization and policy for over 150 SMEs and multinationals.