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Philippa
Malmgren

Geopolitics and strategic security.

Profile

Dr. Pippa Malmgren specializes in explaining the economic drivers behind geopolitics. She is the author of Geopolitics for Investors, which was released in 2015 and commissioned by the CFA. She crowd funded her 2015 book, Signals: the Breakdown of the Social Contract and the Rise of Geopolitics, which became an Amazon best seller and led to a contract with WME who also represent Malcolm Gladwell and Freakonomics. She participates in the British Ministry of Defence working group on Global Strategic Trends and has written on the geopolitical stress between the US/NATO and both Russia and China. Dr. Liam Fox, former British Defense Minister, calls her work “impressive and groundbreaking”.

Current work

Pippa serves on advisory boards at MIT and is part of the Manufacturing Initiative and the Advisory Board at Indiana University, and serves on the Management Committee at the Ditchley Foundation.

She is also part of the Maker Movement and owns a robotics company.

She has an M. Sc. and a PhD from LSE and is a guest anchor for CNBC, Bloomberg and often on the BBC (radio and TV).

Previous experience

Founder: Dr. Malmgren founded the DRPM Group, which advises institutional investors worldwide about the risks they can’t easily quantify: politics, policy and geopolitics. She served in the White House and on the National Economic Council as the President’s advisor on financial markets. She worked on Enron and then, after 911, she also dealt with terrorism risks to the economy on the NEC. She was the Deputy Head of Strategy for UBS and the Chief Currency Strategist for Bankers Trust. She also ran Bankers Trust’s Asset Management business in Asia from Hong Kong. Prior to that she worked at the OECD in Paris and for the Trade Policy Research Centre in London. She has run her own consulting practice since 1999, barring her time in government.

Presentations: She has lectured at INSEAD, Tsingua, Duke, LSE and elsewhere. She was the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony for the London School of Economics in 2013. She is a popular speaker worldwide: Institutional Investor says she was “voted the best/favorite”. The Economist says “excellent”...“inundated with enthusiastic feedback” GAIM says “Showstopper status: charisma, intelligence and chutzpah” “ability to captivate a room is uncanny.” HSBC “highlight of the day” Oil Club “brilliant and fascinating”.

Recognition: She was named a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum twice, served on the board of the Aspen Institute in France and was a Young Leader of the French American Foundation In 2015 she won the Intelligence Squared Debate on Robotics alongside Walter Isaacson, which was broadcast by the BBC to 80 million homes worldwide. She has written for The International Economy, Economia, Monocle, Wired Magazine, Institutional Investor and other publications. She is a member of Chatham House, the CFR, IISS and the RGS.

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