Chairman, Gramercy Funds Management
President-Elect, Cambridge University’s Queens’ College
Senior Economic Adviser, Allianz
Dr. El-Erian is a renowned economist and leader in emerging markets investment and research, having previously held senior roles in investment management and international policymaking. He was on Foreign Policy’s list of Top 100 Global Thinkers for four years in a row. In his new role at Gramercy, Dr. El-Erian’s Senior Advisor responsibilities and duties shall include, but not be limited to, the following activities: (i) providing global, regional and country perspectives on economic, market and geopolitical developments; (ii) offering perspectives on a range of investment-related matters (in particular, global investment trends and emerging asset classes); (iii) helping to decode economic and policy developments, focusing on the potential way they may impact emerging markets; (iv) developing macro themes that inform and perhaps even influence individual trades and client communications; and (v) advising on specific investment issues, including multi-asset allocations.
Dr. El-Erian was most recently CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of PIMCO (2007-14), which he originally joined in 1999 to lead its emerging markets portfolio management business. Dr. El-Erian served as Chairman of the U.S. Government’s Global Development Council under President Obama, spent 15 years at the International Monetary Fund, where he was a Deputy Director, and was CEO and President of the Harvard Management Company. He also spent time as a managing director at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in London. Dr. El-Erian is a member of the IMF’s External Advisory Group on Surveillance and MIT’s Visiting Committee for the Department of Economics, and sits on several non-profit boards as well as Under Armour’s. He is a contributing editor at the Financial Times and a columnist at Bloomberg, in addition to having written two best-selling books on economics and finance.
Dr. El-Erian received a B.A. and an M.A. from Cambridge University in economics, and an M.Phil and doctorate from Oxford University.