The Institute of International Finance today announced that Robin Brooks will join the IIF on April 1 as Managing Director and Chief Economist.
"I'm incredibly excited that Robin has decided to join the IIF as Chief Economist," said Tim Adams, president and CEO of the IIF. "I have known Robin for over a decade. His insights and ability to understand and interpret the macroeconomic environment and its impact on the global financial system will be invaluable to the IIF's mission and our members."
"The IIF has been a leader in assessing global capital flows and emerging markets for 35 years," said Mr. Brooks. "I'm looking forward to working with the highly experienced team on the economic research offerings and comprehensive, timely analysis that IIF members have come to rely on."
In his role, Mr. Brooks will oversee the IIF's macroeconomic analysis, and will serve as part of the IIF's senior management team.
Mr. Brooks joins the IIF from Goldman Sachs, where he was managing director of the firm's Foreign Exchange strategy team. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Robin was the FX strategist at Brevan Howard. Before joining the private sector, Mr. Brooks spent eight years as an economist at the International Monetary Fund, where he worked on the IMF's fair value models for FX, published academic research and participated in missions to IMF program countries.
His academic research has been published in the American Economic Review, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, IMF Staff Papers, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Portfolio Management and Review of Finance.
Mr. Brooks earned his PhD in Economics from Yale University in 1998. He earned a BSc in Monetary Economics from the London School of Economics in 1993.
The Institute of International Finance is the global association of the financial industry, with close to 500 members from 70 countries. Its mission is to support the financial industry in the prudent management of risks; to develop sound industry practices; and to advocate for regulatory, financial and economic policies that are in the broad interests of its members and foster global financial stability and sustainable economic growth. IIF members include commercial and investment banks, asset managers, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds, central banks and development banks.' For more information visit www.iif.com.