Director, National Economic Council (2017-18)
President & COO of Goldman Sachs (2006-2017)

"We loved having Gary as part of this inaugural Forum, he's a fantastic speaker and I know our full audience benefited from his insights."

- Major Economic Forum

" economic-policy powerhouse"

- The Wall Street Journal

A finance industry powerhouse GARY COHN illuminates what's ahead for the global economy and markets worldwide. While COO and President of Goldman Sachs, Cohn led his team through the global financial crisis with pragmatism and strength, helping formulate the strategies that saved the firm. Having just served in the White House, he is able to decode what to expect from the Trump administration and how issues ranging from trade and taxes to monetary policy and interest rates will impact businesses across industries. Recently sought-out for Bloomberg's New Economy Forum, Cohn shed light on U.S.-China trade, following up his shrewd commentary with an interview on BBC. Following his keynote at the National Multifamily Housing Council's Fall Meeting, Cohn inspired tweets of praise such as: "A great conversation with #GaryCohn, an excellent start to #NMHCfall!"
Chief Economic Advisor, Allianz 
Chair of President Obama's Global Development Council (2012-2017)
CEO, PIMCO (2007-2014)

"In my 13 years as an event producer, I have never received such positive feedback from a keynote speaker... One attendee stated that ‘it is rare that a speaker not only presents well, but presents quality content.' I can say with 100% confidence that this was a wise investment in our business..."

- Information Management Network

"Mohamed did an excellent job. He was also very gracious when interacting with our guests and senior management...Here is a sampling of the open-ended feedback: 'perfect start'; 'fantastic, very informative'; 'Excellent delivery taking complicated thoughts but delivering them in real life experiences.'"


Internationally respected economist and financier MOHAMED EL-ERIAN was just on the front page of Financial Times thanks to his shrewd insights on market volatility and the global sell-off, and sought-out for BBC's HARDtalk on whether there are dark days ahead for the global economy. Regularly in-demand by major outlets including Bloomberg Markets,  CNN, and CNBC for his expertise and frank insights, El-Erian appears on TV on a near daily basis, decoding everything from Fed rates to rising tariffs. Regularly receiving rave reviews for his dynamic, informative presentations and openness with audience-members, El-Erian recently shed light on today's economy and executive leadership in times of change at the Property Casualty Insurers Association's Annual Meeting, garnering excited tweets of praise such as: "What a fantastic opening session at #PCIAM18 with @elerianm of @Allianz." He's also set to deliver keynotes at the 2019 Context Summit and the 72nd CFA Institute Annual Conference.  
Director, White House National Economic Council (2009-2010)
President, Harvard University (2001-2006)
Secretary of the Treasury (1999-2001)

"Larry was insightful, brilliant, provocative and very engaging."

- Commonfund

"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

Renowned global economist and regular columnist for the Financial TimesLARRY SUMMERS brings an insider's look to the issues that drive markets and global policy. His tenure at the U.S. Treasury coincided with the longest period of sustained economic growth in U.S. history, and during the Obama Administration, Summers emerged as a key economic decision-maker who worked directly in crafting policy solutions to respond to the economic crisis. Summers just addressed an audience of portfolio managers, and heads of trading and sales at the Global Markets Conference in London, where he was sought-out for a follow-up interview on CNBC about the likelihood of another US recession by 2020. His comments made headlines in Fortune. A frequent contributor to The Washington Post, Summers' most recent op-ed discusses the role of the Fed. 
Secretary of the Treasury (2013-2016)
Citigroup Senior Executive & COO New York University
"Secretary Lew’s participation received a lot of positive comments onsite and his session was well-received. [He] had a great Q&A session... there was a lot of participation and engagement."

-European Pensions & Investments Summit

"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


Having served as the most senior economic official in the U.S. government, in the wake of the recession JACK LEW shaped policies that drove the longest economic recovery in American history. Set to address an audience of 500 global CEOs and senior officials at the Arab Strategy Forum, Lew offers frank and useful insights on the state of the global economy with keen insight into geopolitical factors and market trends. He recently made headlines in CNBC for the announcement that he would be leading fintech start-up Blend's advisory board and published an influential article in Foreign Affairs on "The Use and Misuse of Economic Statecraft." 
Chair, Systemic Risk Council 
Deputy Governor of the Bank of England (2009-2013)

"He did a great job ... many people have commented to me about how useful they found his talk. 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 was overwhelmingly positive. We were really happy with Paul’s flexibility and insight."

-Angelo, Gordon & Co.

One of the most respected central bankers and financial policy makers of our time, Sir PAUL TUCKER spent more than three decades at the central bank, and was knighted for his reforms, which are creating a more resilient international banking system. In the wake of the global financial meltdown, Tucker served on the G20 Financial Stability Board, leading its work on too big to fail. Tucker’s newly-released book, Unelected Power, discusses the large role Central Banks have taken on since the financial crisis and what needs to be done to ensure banks remain stewards of the common good. Tucker also penned one of the foundational white papers on Brexit, “Europe after Brexit: A proposal for a continental partnership.”
U.S. Ambassador to the People's Republic of China (2014-2017)
U.S. Senator (D-MT) (1978-2013); Chair, Senate Finance Committee (2007-2014)

"Senator Baucus provided a very insightful view... Our clients and staff really appreciated his unique perspective. Senator Baucus was a great keynote speaker for our event. Thank you for your recommendation."

- Major Multinational Bank

With decades of experience in Washington, and credited with leading the passage of Free Trade Agreements with 11 countries, MAX BAUCUS is an in-demand speaker on how current policy will impact the global economy as well as the future of U.S.- China relations. Chair of the Senate Finance Committee when the historic Dodd-Frank Act was passed, Baucus was on the frontlines stimulating the economy. Recently selected to discuss diplomacy in an era of trade tension at the University of Chicago's U.S. China Forum. Baucus also emphasized the need for bipartisanship at the annual Mansfield Lecture. Regularly in-demand by major news outlets, most recently Baucus shed light on the problems with how Trump is handling trade on Bloomberg Markets and the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement on CNBC.
Chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisers (2011-2013)
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy (2009-2010)

"The event was great – the team really enjoyed the time spent with Alan and had extremely positive feedback. They believed he uncovered a hard to see insight and they thought it was a very productive use of time."

- AT&T

One of the 50 highest ranked economists in the world, ALAN KRUEGER made headlines thanks to the valuable insights he shared at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's recent, high-profile Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium. Sought-out to deliver the lunchtime keynote address, Krueger shared shrewd insights on wage growth, unemployment, and the economy at large, with his shrewd commentary cited in The New York TimesThe Financial TimesBloombergMarketWatch, and more. Krueger joined the Obama Administration amid the deepening recession and helped steer the country back toward growth. The former chief economist of both the Department of the Treasury and Department of Labor, he is not only one of the foremost experts on labor and unemployment, but he is also one of the people best poised to address our current economic environment.  
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
OLIVIER BLANCHARD: Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund (20018-2015)

"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
LAURA TYSON: First Female Chair of White House Council of Economic Advisors (1993-1995); First Female Dean of London Business School (2002-2006)

"Laura has been extremely brilliant and the audience both adored her and listened with much interest to her excellent presentation. A real pleasure and honor to have her at our conference."

-European PetroChemical Association

PHILIPP HILDEBRANDChairman, Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank (2010– 2012); Vice Chairman, BlackRock Inc.
"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." 

With market volatility on everyone's minds, these HWA Speakers can shed light on what we can expect from global markets in the near- and long-term. Looking both back on the lessons learned in the 10 years since the global recession, and forward on where we will go from here.