Economic Outlook and Fiscal Policy
Secretary Mnuchin draws on his vast knowledge of the global financial system, fiscal and economic policy, and the inner-workings of how policy gets done to provide candid and revealing analysis on the direction of the domestic and global economy. Having served as Secretary of the U.S. Treasury as well as Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of both Dune Capital Management and OneWest Bank Group, as well as serving as CIO and partner at Goldman Sachs, few have the breadth of experience and insights as Secretary Mnuchin.
U.S. Politics and Economic Policy
During his tenure as Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin oversaw fiscal policy during a time of great economic upheaval in the wake of the Covid-19, and he orchestrated much of the government’s stimulus response. He understands the interplay between politics and the economy, and decodes what we can expect in the months and years to come in fiscal policy, global markets as well as the financial markets. Given his extensive public and private sector experience, he has a balanced understanding of the push and pull that guides our path ahead.
Speaker Spotlight: Steven Mnuchin brings fresh insight and an insider's knowledge of the people and policies affecting the direction of the global economy
STEVEN MNUCHIN's impressive credentials, from his title as the 77th Secretary of the Treasury, being Founder, Former Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Dune Capital Management, and former Partner and Chief Information Officer at Goldman Sachs, gives him a range of unique insights into our global economic landscape, discussing fiscal policy, economic outlook, U.S. politics, and everything in between. As someone who was critical in helping pass economic policy, he is often sought out to speak about where our fiscal and economic policies are headed, given the current climate.
Mnuchin’s time as Secretary of the Treasury was spent maintaining the economy, fostering economic growth and job opportunities, as well as strengthening national security. He was a key player in advancing legislation for the Trump administration and reform efforts, and passionate about foreign investment in the United States and using economic tools to combat threats to the U.S. Even through the difficulty of the Coronavirus pandemic, Wall Street Journal Opinion noted, “Mr. Mnuchin has acted in the best interests of the economy and the federal fisc, and the facts of the financial markets and politics explain why.” Steven Mnuchin brings fresh insight and an insider's knowledge of the people and policies affecting the direction of the global economy.
Steven Terner Mnuchin was sworn in as the 77th Secretary of the Treasury on February 13, 2017.
As Secretary, Mr. Mnuchin was responsible for the U.S. Treasury, whose mission is to maintain a strong economy, foster economic growth, and create job opportunities by promoting the conditions that enable prosperity at home and abroad. He was also responsible for strengthening national security by combating economic threats and protecting our financial system, as well as managing the U.S. Government’s finances.
Secretary Mnuchin played a pivotal role in advancing the Administration’s economic agenda, including the passage and implementation of its key legislative achievement, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. He also led the Treasury Department’s regulatory reform efforts. Secretary Mnuchin chaired the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and was a member of the National Security Council. He was responsible for using economic tools to combat terrorist financing and other threats to the United States and our allies.
Prior to his confirmation he also served as Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Dune Capital Management. He founded OneWest Bank Group LLC and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until its sale to CIT Group Inc. Earlier in his career, Secretary Mnuchin worked at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. where he was a Partner and served as Chief Information Officer. He has extensive experience in global financial markets and investments.
Secretary Mnuchin is committed to philanthropic activities and previously served as a Member of the Boards of the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (MOCA), the Whitney Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on the Mall, the UCLA Health System Board, the New York Presbyterian Hospital Board, and the Los Angeles Police Foundation. He was born and raised in New York City. Secretary Mnuchin holds a Bachelor's Degree from Yale University.