Mohamed El-Erian

  • 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)
  • Internationally Recognized Expert on World Economy & Finance

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
  • Commonfund
  • Information Management Network
  • The US-Italy Council
  • SkyBridge SALT
  • Rabobank
  • CME Group
  • Information Management Network (IMN)
  • Loan Syndications and Trading Association
  • LinkedIn Corporation
  • Boston Security Analysts Society, Inc.
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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>Mohamed El-Erian on Bloomberg Opinion</p>

Mohamed El-Erian on Bloomberg Opinion

MOHAMED EL-ERIAN's column covers a range of topics from the Federal Reserve System to investment on Bloomberg Opinion.

His latest opinion4.21.2019  What’s Missing for a Market ‘Melt Up’  |  Bloomberg Opinion

<p>Mohamed El-Erian appointed to Under Armour's Board of Directors </p>

Mohamed El-Erian appointed to Under Armour's Board of Directors 

Internationally respected economist and financier MOHAMED EL-ERIAN  recently made headlines due to his appointment as a new member of Under Armour's Board of Directors. An in-demand financial expert who is a fixture on major outlets including Bloomberg Markets,  CNN, and CNBC thanks to his expertise and revelatory insights into the stock market and global economy, El-Erian's insights prove to be game-changers for businesses across industries. As Under Armour's Chairman and CEO said, "Mohamed's renowned international, macroeconomic and financial expertise are welcomed strengths as we lean even more deeply into our transformation, driving greater operational excellence, financial discipline and shareholder returns as we continue to drive our brand forward around the world." Appearing on TV on a near daily basis, El-Erian decodes everything from Fed rates to rising tariffs, and his most recent Bloomberg View column on stock market activity was quickly picked up by other outlets. He shares similarly engaging and illuminating insights with audiences at each of his engagements. He recently shed light on the changing global economic outlook for an audience of 1,000 asset managers and investors at the 2018 Context Summit and is set to speak at the upcoming Barclay's Asia Forum. He regularly receives rave reviews from audiences worldwide, such as: "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.'" (Commonfund).

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<p><strong>Trade, Taxes, and Tariffs in the Trump Administration & What it Means for Business</strong></p>

Trade, Taxes, and Tariffs in the Trump Administration & What it Means for Business

What is the Trump Administration setting in motion in terms of trade deals, tax reform, and tariffs and what does it mean for business? These HWA Speakers are today's top minds on the subject, many of whom have advised Presidents and enacted trade policy.

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<p>Mohamed El-Erian’s sharp insights at Milken Institute Global Conference make headlines</p>

Mohamed El-Erian’s sharp insights at Milken Institute Global Conference make headlines

Allianz’s Chief Economic Advisor MOHAMED EL-ERIAN made headlines following his insightful remarks at the Milken Institute Global Conference. A globally renowned, mega-event that aims to find creative solutions to the world’s most complex problems, the Milken Institute Global Conference attracts 4,000 attendees from over 50 countries and features over 200 sessions led by top-flight speakers.  Sharing analysis on the the key forces affecting global capital markets, El-Erian hit on a “major contradiction”: "The optimism is off the charts according to the stock market but the geopolitics are a real concern.”  Celebrated for having the world’s ear when it comes to market analysis, El-Erian’s shrewd insights instantly made headlines on Business Insider, which also highlighted his commentary on the Fed, dollar valuation, and more. In conjunction with his conference participation, El-Erian also appeared on Fox Business —shedding light on investment opportunities—and participated in a unique and engaging FacebookLive, sharing remarkable personal advice that touched on the conference theme, “Building Meaningful Lives.”

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Mohamed A. El-Erian has worked on economic and financial issues in both the public and private sectors. Currently, he is the Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz, the corporate parent of PIMCO where he formerly served as chief executive and co-chief investment officer (2007-14), a columnist for Bloomberg View, a contributing editor at the Financial Times, and a member of the UnderArmour and several non-profit boards. He chairs Allianz International Advisory Board and, from December 2012 to January 2017, chaired President Obama’s Global Development Council.

Having served for 15 years as an international civil servant at the IMF in Washington DC, 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.

El-Erian 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 and was named a book of the year by The Economist and one of the best business books of all time by the Independent (UK). His 2016 book, The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability and Avoiding the Next Collapse, was also a New York Times bestseller.

Among the many recognitions, El-Erian was named to Foreign Policy’s list of “Top 100 Global Thinkers” for four years in a row and, in 2017, to Investment News’ list of 20 market “icons and innovators.” In both 2016 and 2017, Linked-In named him as one of its top three “voices” among its “influencers.” Since 2014, he has been on the jury for the annual for the Financial Times/McKenzie Book of the Year award. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

El-Erian co-chairs the capital campaign for Cambridge University and its colleges. He 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 IMF's Committee of Eminent Persons, New America, and the New York Fed’ Investor Advisory Committee on Financial Markets. He is currently a board member of several non-profits, including the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER – Executive Committee), the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Vice-Chair), KAUST, Interlochen, and the OCSA Foundation. Since 2007, he has been Chair of Microsoft’s Investment Advisory Board, since 2017, serves on the external advisory board for Investcorp, and has just recently joined the board of directors at Under Armour. He is a current Senior Advisor at Gramercy Funds Management LLC, and has advised several central banks and finance ministries.

El-Erian has received numerous awards and recognition for his economics, financial industry and philanthropic activities, including named to the Fixed Income Hall of Fame and receiving the Ukleja Center’s Nell and John Wooden Ethics in Leadership award, the Creative Leadership Award by the Louise Blouin Foundation, the Egyptian Cancer Network’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his support of cancer treatment and cures, and the Middle East Institute’s Visionary Award. He was named by Investment News as an “Icon and Innovator.”

El-Erian is a regular participant in economic and financial conferences, including at the BIS, the Bank of England, the G-20, the IMF, the World Bank and several private sector events. Among his many speeches, he delivered the Per Jacobsson Foundation Lecture in Washington D.C, the Homer Jones Memorial Lecture at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the Bagehot speech at The Economist, the luncheon keynote at the IMF's Annual Research Conference, and others at several CFA society and financial industry events. He appears regularly on television, particularly BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox Business and CNN.

He holds a master's degree and doctorate in economics from Oxford University and received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Cambridge University. He is an Honorary Fellow of Queens’ College, Cambridge University.