Mohamed El-Erian

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  • Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz
  • Chair of President Obama’s Global Development Council (2012-2017)
  • CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of PIMCO (2007-2014)
  • President of Queens College, Cambridge


Dr. Mohamed A. El-Erian is an internationally respected economist and financier with experience at the highest level of business and government.  Markets hang on his analysis and insight, and audiences interested in issues of finance and global markets buzz when El-Erian comes to the podium.  Meeting planners share their praise for his ability to connect with audiences through a humorous laid-back style, and to clearly explain the complex issues of the global economy.

 

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In my thirteen years as an event producer, I have never received such positive feedback from a keynote speaker before. I was stopped in the hallways and networking events numerous times by attendees who had glowing remarks about Dr. El Erian’s presentation. 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, as he helped to build our reputation as a program with great content. Personally I also wish to thank Dr. El Erian for being friendly, flexible, hospitable and considerate to our team. He was gracious and kind, and a pleasure to meet.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Mohamed El-Erian
  • Information Management Network
  • Commonfund
  • Information Management Network
  • The US-Italy Council
  • SkyBridge SALT
  • Rabobank
  • CME Group
  • Information Management Network (IMN)
  • Loan Syndications and Trading Association
  • LinkedIn Corporation
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What's Ahead in the Global Economy

Mohamed El-Erian discusses our current economic path, underpinned by central bank policy experimentation.  He points to ominous signposts all around us:  rising inequality, sluggish growth, political tensions, and volatile financial markets. He dissects continued pressures that warrant radically dif ...

Mohamed El-Erian discusses our current economic path, underpinned by central bank policy experimentation.  He points to ominous signposts all around us:  rising inequality, sluggish growth, political tensions, and volatile financial markets. He dissects continued pressures that warrant radically different monetary policy including youth employment, global wealthy inequality, market illiquidity, and the unsustainable map between financial risk-taking (high) and economic risk- taking (low). And then, thankfully, he outlines his vision for a renewed global economy, prosperity and financial stability. 

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<p>VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING: Mohamed El-Erian provides Boards of Directors, CEOs, CFOs, and their senior leadership teams with the most insightful and digestible global economic outlook and advice to thrive in this new reality</p>

VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING: Mohamed El-Erian provides Boards of Directors, CEOs, CFOs, and their senior leadership teams with the most insightful and digestible global economic outlook and advice to thrive in this new reality

Renowned as one of the world's most widely followed economists, MOHAMED EL-ERIAN has been a leading voice amid the coronavirus epidemic on the economic and geopolitical implications of the new normal. In this new series, El-Erian partners with Boards of Directors, CEOs, CFOs, and their senior leadership teams with the most insightful and digestible global economic outlook and advice to thrive in this new reality. With four virtual events lined-up with World 50, a global network of leading respected organizations, groups are relying on El-Erian's expertise on global financial markets to help them navigate these times. Watch some of El-Erian's talks here >>  
 

Named to LinkedIn's "Top Voices 2020: Global Influencers" list, Foreign Policy's "Top 100 Global Thinkers" for four consecutive years, Bloomberg Opinion and Financial Times columnist, and a fixture on financial news outlets, recently El-Erian has engaged in compelling virtual engagements including at Wharton on “Managing Global Business and Financial Uncertainty", for Nile University on the world during and after COVID-19and virtual interviews for countless leading outlets including CNBC, CNN, and Bloomberg TV. El-Erian decodes even the most complex economic and political phenomena with clarity, concision and substance, and he has been a guiding voice during times of uncertainty. Having addressed audiences everywhere from The World Economic Forum, to CME Group, to LinkedIn, El-Erian offers timely and actionable insights. Groups rave: "Our attendees have been raving about your presentation and valuable insight!" (CFA Society Chicago). "We loved hosting Dr. El- Erian! He was amazing!" (Economic Club of Canada) "In my thirteen years as an event producer, I have never received such positive feedback from a keynote speaker before. Attendees had glowing remarks about Dr. El Erian’s presentation. 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, as he helped to build our reputation as a program with great content. Personally, I also wish to thank Dr. El Erian for being friendly, flexible, hospitable and considerate to our team. He was gracious and kind, and a pleasure to meet." (Information Management Network) 

<p>VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING: Mohamed El-Erian illuminates the implications of the new normal</p>

VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING: Mohamed El-Erian illuminates the implications of the new normal

Renowned as one of the world's most widely followed economists, MOHAMED EL-ERIAN has been a leading voice amid the coronavirus epidemic on the economic and geopolitical implications of the new normal. Named to Foreign Policy's "Top 100 Global Thinkers" for four consecutive years, a Bloomberg Opinion and Financial Times columnist, and a fixture on financial news outlets, recently El-Erian has engaged in compelling virtual engagements including at Wharton  on “Managing Global Business and Financial Uncertainty", for Nile University on the world during and after COVID-19and virtual interviews for countless leading outlets including CNBC, CNN, and Bloomberg TV. 

El-Erian decodes even the most complex economic and political phenomena with clarity, concision and substance, and he has been a guiding voice during times of uncertainty. Having addressed audiences everywhere from The World Economic Forum, to CME Group, to LinkedIn, El-Erian offers timely and actionable insights. He receives rave reviews at every event thanks to his dynamic, informative presentations and openness with audience-members, such as: "Our attendees have been raving about your presentation and valuable insight!" (CFA Society Chicago). 

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Mohamed El-Erian in the News

MOHAMED EL-ERIAN is highly sought-after for his dynamic market insights and is a prolific commentator on financial and economic trends.

8.2.2020 El-Erian: Given Trump's coronavirus, it's 'remarkable' that market selloff is contained | Fox Business

8.4.2020 Markets interested in liquidity support: Mohamed El-Erian | Fox Business 

Read his Bloomberg Market Opinion columns here>>
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<p>Mohamed El-Erian is a go-to voice on the global economy</p>

Mohamed El-Erian is a go-to voice on the global economy

Renowned as one of the world's most widely followed economists, MOHAMED EL-ERIAN is a go-to voice on the global economy. Named to Foreign Policy's "Top 100 Global Thinkers" for four consecutive years, a Bloomberg Opinion and Financial Times columnist, and a fixture on Bloomberg Markets,  CNNCNBCand more, El-Erian decodes even the most complex economic and political phenomena with clarity, concision and substance. Having addressed audiences everywhere from The World Economic Forum, to CME Group, to LinkedIn, El-Erian offers timely and actionable insights. He receives rave reviews at every event thanks to his dynamic, informative presentations and openness with audience-members, such as: "Our attendees have been raving about your presentation and valuable insight!" (CFA Society Chicago). 

Watch some of MOHAMED EL-ERIAN's talks here  > >

<p>Mohamed El-Erian provides a much-needed perspective on climate change</p>

Mohamed El-Erian provides a much-needed perspective on climate change

An internationally respected economist and financier MOHAMED EL-ERIAN has experience at the highest level of business and government. A go-to voice on how to decode international markets and the global economy, El-Erian brings insight into how contemporary issues influence and affect economies.   One issue he’s commented on quite frequently is climate change and environmental, highlighting how new technologies provide sustainability opportunities, the climate crisis could impact market stability, and how collective global economic action could help move the needle on the climate crisis. With his BloombergView column regularly making headlines thanks to El-Erian's spot-on and substantive analysis, El-Erian has shed light on topics as varied as how game theory applies to President Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement, to how short-term economic benefits will be outweighed by long-term environmental consequences.  Heralded for his substantive, forward-thinking, and genuinely engaging keynote style, El-Erian has been in-demand to address thousands at events like the Conference de Montreal, where he drew on his experiences at the helm of President Obama's Global Development Council to address the issue of climate change, to EPMG’s meeting in Frankfurt, where he discussed how the global economy can more efficiently address the question of climate change. At events, El-Erian receives out of this world reviews such as: "Mohamed did an excellent job. He tailored his remarks really well… [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.’"(Commonfund)

<p>Mohamed El-Erian in-demand by elite institutions and organizations</p>

Mohamed El-Erian in-demand by elite institutions and organizations

Renowned as one of the world's most widely followed economists MOHAMED EL-ERIAN is in-demand by major companies and elite academic institutions alike. Named both President of Queen's College at the University of Cambridge and to Under Armour's Board of Directors, El-Erian is heralded for his thoughtful leadership, in-depth understanding of the global economy, and astute market predictions. Named to Foreign Policy's "Top 100 Global Thinkers" for four consecutive years, a Bloomberg Opinion and Financial Times columnist, and a fixture on Bloomberg Markets,  CNN, and CNBC, El-Erian decodes even the most complex economic and political phenomena with clarity, concision and substance. Consistently heralded as a smash-hit who is as engaging as he is informative,El-Erian receives rave reviews such as: "In my thirteen years as an event producer, I have never received such positive feedback from a keynote speaker before... 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... Personally I also wish to thank Dr. El Erian for being friendly, flexible, hospitable and considerate to our team. He was gracious and kind, and a pleasure to meet." (Information Management Network); "We loved hosting Dr. El- Erian! He was amazing!" (Economic Club of Canada); "Our attendees have been raving about your presentation and valuable insight!" (CFA Society Chicago)

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Biography

Mohamed A. El-Erian is the President of Queens’ College, the University of Cambridge. Since 2014, he has served as Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz, the corporate parent of PIMCO where he formerly served as chief executive and co-chief investment officer. He is Chair of Gramercy Fund Management, a columnist for Bloomberg View, and a contributing editor at the Financial Times, He serves on two corporate boards and several advisory committees and non-profit boards.

Dr. El-Erian first joined PIMCO in 1999 and was a senior member of PIMCO’s portfolio management and investment strategy group. He rejoined the company at the end of 2007 after serving for two years as president and CEO of Harvard Management Company, the entity that manages Harvard’s endowment and related accounts. Before coming to PIMCO, Dr. El-Erian was a managing director at Solomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in London and before that, he spent 15 years at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. where he served as Deputy Director before moving to the private sector.

Dr. El-Erian served as Chair of President Obama’s Global Development Council from December 2012 to January 2017. He has published widely on international economic and finance topics. His 2008 book, When Markets Collide, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, won the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year, was named a book of the year by The Economist, and one of the best business books of all time by the Independent (UK). He was named to Foreign Policy’s list of “Top 100 Global Thinkers” for four years in a row. Since 2014, he has been serving on the jury for the Financial Times/McKenzie Book of the Year award. His latest book, published in January 2016, The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability and Avoiding the Next Collapse, is a New York Times bestseller.

Dr. El-Erian has served on several boards and committees, including the U.S. Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee, the International Center for Research on Women, the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the IMF’s Committee of Eminent Persons and the New York Fed’ Investor Advisory Committee on Financial Markets. He is currently a board member of Barclays, Under Armour, the NBER (Executive Committee), Berggruen Institute (Executive Committee), and several educational institutions. In 2018, he was just appointed to the IMF’s External Advisory Group on Surveillance and MIT’s Visiting Committee for the Department of Economics. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Investcorp external committee and government advisory committees. Since 2007, he has been chair of Microsoft’s Investment Advisory Board and co-chairs the Capital Campaign for the University of Cambridge and its Colleges..

Recognized for his philanthropic contributions, particularly in the areas of education and health, Dr. El-Erian has received several awards, including lifetime achievement from the 57357 Hospital for Children/Egyptian Cancer Network where he is the Honorary Chair. Other recognition’s include the ABNA, Arab Banker of the Year, ACCESS Arab-American of the Year Award, Africa Investor’s Capital Markets Personality of the Year, Fixed Income Analysts Society’s Hall of Fame, Foreign Policy’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers” (4 years in a row), Investment News’ “Icon and Innovator,” Linked-In top 3 “voices” among its “influencers” (2016 and 2017), Louise Bloin Foundation Creative Leadership Award, Middle East Institute’s Visionary Award, Orange County Business Journal’s most influential personalities (multiple times), Ukleja Center’s Nell and John Wooden Ethics in Leadership award, and Worth magazine’s “100 Most Powerful People in Finance” (multiple years).

Dr. El-Erian holds a master’s degree and doctorate in economics from Oxford University and received his undergraduate degree from Cambridge University.