With the return of market volatility, what can we expect from central banks? HWA's leading global economists provide a substantive look at the future economic landscape. 
LAWRENCE SUMMERSDirector, White House National Economic Council (2009-2010); President, Harvard University (2001-2006); Secretary of the Treasury (1999-2001)
Larry  Summers on Macroeconomics, Mentorship, and Avoiding Complacency | Conversations with Tyler

"It was a huge pleasure to host an event with Mr. Summers... [He] spoke in front of more than 200 guests on his insider view of international politics, the US economy, the management of monetary policy by the Fed, the Chinese slowdown, among others and all attendees were impressed with his presentation. Nothing but great feedback regarding his appearance."

-BTG Pactual

"Larry was great and delivered exactly what we wanted from him. He is a professional and he comes across very authoritative and thoughtful."

-BCA Research


  • Invited to share a macro overview of U.S. and global economies, the impact of Brexit and the outlook for the current administration's policies for an audience of 1,600 C-suite executives at the Global Financial Markets Forum.
  • Regularly in-demand by major news networks, recently Summers was sought-out for an interview on MSNBC to deliver insights into the United States' political and economic climate. 
  •  Made headlines for the conference he coordinated—and headlined—on macroeconomic policies, diving into lessons from past economic crises. His sharp analysis became the basis of articles in The New York TimesThe Financial TimesBloomberg,  and Central Banking
JEAN-CLAUDE TRICHETHonorary Chairman, Group of Thirty (G30); European Chairman, The Trilateral Commission; President, European Central Bank (2003-2011); Governor, Banque de France (1993-2003)
Of Growth and the Euro: Is the Euroboom Finally Here?

"While European politicians... squabbled over what should be done, Jean-Claude Trichet...took a leading role, pressing for reform of the governance of the euro zone while working to put in place mechanisms that provide assistance to those most in need. Along the way, Trichet — who combines the rigorous logic of the classic French bureaucrat with a truly global outlook — has ensured that the euro remains a currency whose value all can trust, while keeping European inflation enviably low. He retires from the bank this year. Europe — and the world — will miss him."

- TIME's 100 Most Influential People 

PAUL TUCKER: Deputy Governor of the Bank of England (2009-2013); Chair, Systemic Risk Council; Expert on Banking and Monetary Policy
Keynote Speech. Sir Paul Tucker

"He did a great job... many people have commented to me about how useful they found his talk on Tuesday. He covered a very broad subject matter but did it in a very candid and entertaining fashion." 


"Paul was wonderful – such a knowledgeable speaker and his content – the realities of Brexit, European elections and US interest rates - was particularly relevant and interesting... The feedback from participants on his session was overwhelmingly positive. We were really happy with the feedback and with Paul’s flexibility and insight."

-Angelo, Gordon & Co.

JACK LEWSecretary of the Treasury (2013-2016); White House Chief of Staff (2012-2013), Director Office Management & Budget (2010-2012); Citigroup Senior Executive & COO New York University
Jack Lew, former US treasury secretary

"Thank you so much for all your help to secure the Secretary as our opening speaker and with your help through the planning process! It was a huge success! We received such great feedback on his remarks, interview and the panel! One of the best we’ve had. He is just the nicest man!"

- Pershing LLC

  • Invited to address 250 of the world's largest pension funds and top asset managers at the European Pensions & Investments Summit
  • Just delivered a keynote for an audience of 2,000 on the global economy growth trajectory and pressing fiscal policy issues at the Asian Financial Forum
  • Frequently sought-out for his key economic insights, Lew shared sharp analysis on the global landscape and how looming crises could affect the stock market with the Politico Money podcast.
OLIVIER BLANCHARDChief Economist, International Monetary Fund (2008-2015); Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
LSE Events | Olivier Blanchard | The State of Advanced Economies

"Olivier Blanchard’s tenure at the IMF capped a lifelong effort to restore economics as a disciplined way of thinking about the world that is truthful, intuitive and useful."

- Marvin Joseph / The Washington Post

"[Blanchard] steered the IMF’s research through the global financial crisis and into the recovery, and gained a reputation for challenging the fund’s longstanding internal views as events appeared to disprove many traditional economic orthodoxies."

- Chris Giles / The Financial Times

MOHAMED EL-ERIAN: Chief Economic Advisor, Allianz; Chair of President Obama's Global Development Council (2012-2017); CEO, PIMCO (2007-2014)

"Mohamed did an excellent job. He tailored his remarks to our audience really well. He was also very gracious when interacting with our guests and senior management at the cocktail reception...Here is a sampling of the open-ended feedback: 'perfect start'; 'he was excellent and very happy to see the high caliber of keynote speaker'; 'fantastic, very informative'; 'Excellent delivery taking complicated thoughts but delivering them in real life experiences.'"

  • Sought-out to deliver a keynote at the GCC Financial Forum for 700 C-suite issuers, investors, governments and policy makers. 
  • In-demand on a near daily basis by CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business and more for his shrewd commentary on international markets and economic policy, El-Erian recently also appeared on Politico's Money Podcast to discuss market volatility. 
  • Recently invited as the opening general session speaker on Today's Economic Landscape for 2,000 attendees at CISCO's CIO Exchange
GLENN HUBBARDChairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisors (2001-2003); Co-Chair of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation; Dean, Columbia Business School
Glenn Hubbard on US Economic Growth

"Dr. Hubbard did a fabulous job at both of our meetings! His speech was very relevant to the topics that we wanted him to cover, and he was a very engaging speaker. "

- Alternative Investment Group, L.L.C.

"I have heard nothing but positive comments; attendees were standing in line during the Q&A to ask questions! He was such a pleasure to work with."

-National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

PHILIPP HILDEBREAND: Vice Chairman, BlackRock Inc.; Chairman, Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank (2010– 2012); Former Swiss Governor of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

"Thank you for your important contribution to this year's UBS Family Office Summit. We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our guests on your presentation."


KEVIN WARSH: Member of the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System (2006-2011); Executive Secretary of the National Economic Council (2002-2006); Member, Group of Thirty (G30)

"Kevin Warsh hit a grand slam with our clients last night. He is a terrific speaker." 

- Strategas Research Partners

ED BALLS: UK Shadow Chancellor and Chief Economic Advisor to the UK Treasury (2010-2015)

"Ed was terrific! Informed, entertaining, challenging, interesting... He is a brilliant speaker, and we hope to engage him in the future."

- The Institute of International Finance

ELIZABETH DUKE: Governor of the Federal Reserve (2008-2013); First Female Chairman of a Top U.S. Bank

"Early feedback was very positive. Attendees really enjoyed Betsy’s insight and the conversational format — lots of really great questions and she was cool and candid, and was a delight."

- Eagen, Inc.
When it comes to uncertainty surrounding the global economic landscape, these HWA Speakers are trusted experts, heralded for balancing a macro picture with in-depth analysis of key issues.