Dr. Pippa Malmgren
CIO keynote

Dr. Pippa Malmgren

Economist and Co-Founder
Pippa Malmgren is a former Presidential advisor who co-founded H Robotics, which makes modular, AI-led, commercial-use drones for a wide range of industries including mining, oil and gas, insurance and public safety. Malmgren founded the DRPM Group, which advises institutional investors worldwide on investment trends and is a platform for her public speaking. She is a strong supporter of entrepreneurship in the economy.
She served President George W. Bush in the White House and on The National Economic Council where she handled all financial market issues. She also dealt with terrorism risks to the economy for the President after 911. Prior to that, she was the Chief Currency Strategist for Bankers Trust and then the Deputy Head of Global Strategy at UBS. She also ran Bankers Trust’s Asset Management business in Asia from Hong Kong. She was named a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum twice in 2000 and 2001.
She won the Intelligence Squared Debate on Robotics in 2015. She is ranked in the top 25 Most Influential Economists in the World and in the top 5 Most Powerful Women in Finance in 2017.
She is also an author. In 2016, her book Signals: How Everyday Signs Help Us Navigate the World’s Turbulent Economy became a best-seller on Amazon in four categories after she crowd-funded it on Indiegogo. She also wrote Geopolitics for Investors which was commissioned by the CFA.
Pippa Malmgren is a Non-Executive Board Member of the Department of International Trade in the UK, advising on trade and Brexit. She also serves on the British Ministry of Defence Working Group on Global Strategic Trends and briefs Britain’s top Generals at Sandhurst. She serves on several advisory boards and working groups: She Chairs the Lewis PR Advisory Board (LAB) and is on Advisory Boards at The British Standards Institute, Real Vision TV, the British Science Association’s Huxley Summit and Indiana University’s School of Public Policy and Environmental Affairs as well as the Indiana University Manufacturing Initiative. She often participates in the Pentagon’s scenario sessions with the Office of Net Assessment.
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Tuesday, 10 November, 2020 / 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM GMT
(07:15 AM - 07:45 AM EST)
CIO Experience Keynote: What You Need to Know about What's Really Happening in the World Economy

Open your mind. Recessions can bring inflation. COVID may have damaged the world economy but it has also brought a huge infusion of capital and entrepreneurial spirit. Digitization that would have taken 10 years to occur has happened in three months. That’s a good reason the stock markets are so elevated. Geopolitics is no longer what you think: it's no longer about war games, it’s about children's games like Tik Tok. This has many investable consequences. Politics doesn't matter as much. Markets reward certainty and stability more than political persuasion.

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