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Mohamed El Erian

Governments Must Self-Disrupt to Innovate

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 10.21.2016 | Home
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Western political and economic structures are, in some ways, specifically designed to resist deep and rapid change, if only to prevent temporary and reversible fluctuations from having an undue influence on underlying systems. This works well when politics and economies are operating in cyclical mode, as they usually have been in the West. But when major structural and secular challenges arise, as is the case today, the advanced countries' institutional architecture acts as a major obstacle to effective action.

3 CEOs, 2 Paths, 1 Goal for Working Fathers

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Scott Behson, PhD

Recently, two male CEOs stepped down to be more involved dads. Most working dads have to muddle through with difficult trade-offs. What we really need are "CEO Dads" who stick around and create supportive workplaces for the rest of us.

Wouldn't It Be Great If We Could All Quit Our CEO Jobs To Be Better Parents?

John Kinnear | Posted 12.14.2014 | Parents
John Kinnear

If someday my daughter hands me a list of all the things I have missed, I will be heartbroken. But I will also know that in my back pocket is a mortgage bill that needs to be paid, and I will know I am doing my best. So are you.

Billionaire 'Bond King,' Erotic Sneezing Enthusiast, Quits Job Just Ahead Of Firing

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 09.27.2014 | Business

One of the most powerful, and definitely the most eccentric, bond traders on the planet was moments away from being fired before announcing his resign...

Top Finance CEO Stepped Down From Job After 'Wake-Up Call' From Daughter

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.26.2014 | Parents

Mohamed El-Erian, a former CEO at one of the world's top finance companies, says the decision to step down from his position was due, in part, to a le...

The State Of 'The New Normal'

Business Insider | MOHAMED EL-ERIAN | Posted 03.22.2014 | Business

Business Insider reached out to Mohamed for an update on the New Normal. Here is what he sent us in response....

Mohamed El-Erian To Resign

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Allianz late on Tuesday said Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Executive Officer at its asset management unit Pacific Investment Manageme...

The Trouble With Last Minute Solutions to Long Term Problems

Jeremy Hobson | Posted 01.24.2013 | Business
Jeremy Hobson

Politicians in Washington need to think about the big picture, and not solve our long-term debt problem like a student cramming for an exam she's not prepared for.

Time to Panic Over the Pullback?

Michael Farr | Posted 10.26.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

Is it likely that the Dow Jones Industrial Average is flirting with five-year highs right before we are about to go into recession? The answer is obviously no, but there is another factor that has been introduced into the equation.

Bond Titan Says U.S. Faces 'Lost Decade' If Politicians Don't Act

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.24.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- The U.S. risks a "lost decade" if politicians keep pursuing the same failed policies, according to Mohamed El-Erian, chief executive of th...

Whoever Wins This Baby Better Be Ready For Economic Trouble

Project Syndicate | Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 08.01.2012 | Business

NEWPORT BEACH – The conventional wisdom about the November presidential election in the United States is only partly correct. Yes, economic issues w...

The Economy Will Do More Than Define the Elections

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 08.25.2012 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

For the economy to grow robustly for a number of years, Washington needs to move simultaneously and boldly on a number of different policy fronts. Otherwise, actions taken in any one area would be quickly undermined by lack of progress elsewhere.

A Different Take on Facebook

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 07.21.2012 | Technology
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Behavioral finance specialists will have a field day with the Facebook IPO, as it speaks volumes to an issue that differentiates them from those that espouse the efficient market hypothesis -- namely, that investors can be vulnerable to mistakes dictated by unconscious biases.

European Elections Complicate Outlook

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 07.06.2012 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Europe's election results sound an alarm for European integration and, consequently, the wellbeing of both the region and the global economy. Let us hope that the inevitable short-term volatility is a precursor to a more decisive effort to deal with the continent's festering problems.

Delivering in a Delevering World

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Smart delevering isn't just about cutting -- and the relentless emphasis on cutting has obscured the more important question of what is being cut. In far too many cases, our approach to delevering is keeping us from growing, and keeping us from tapping into all our resources.

The American Business Community's Collective-Action Problem

Charles Kolb | Posted 03.07.2012 | Business
Charles Kolb

Many observers question whether today's business leaders have a heart when it comes to their role in the country's growing income disparity. A more appropriate question might be to ask whether they have a head.

"Act and Learn" Versus "Debate and Wait"

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

When one compares policymaking episodes around the world it seems clear that there is more at play than the content of policies. The mindset of policymakers and the process of policymaking seem to also have a lot to do with the disappointing outcomes.

Could America Turn Out Worse Than Japan?

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 12.31.2011 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

American policymakers, together with their European counterparts, are realizing something that Japan has been experiencing for a while: It is very difficult to manage well an economy hobbled by structural impediments and balance sheet excesses.

PIMCO CEO: European Leaders 'Making It Up As They Go Along'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

Policymakers in Europe may be making the economic crisis work instead of better, according to Mohamed El-Erian, CEO of PIMCO, the world's largest inve...

The G-7 Disappoints Again

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

The G-7 is fortunate that it is not required to justify the expenses of its meetings in terms of what is achieved. If it had to, its meetings would be more decisive and/or less frequent.

Workers' Malaise Foreshadows Wider Social Issues

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics
Mohamed A. El-Erian

America is now on the growing list of advanced countries where social cohesion is coming under increasing pressure. If left to fester through inadequate public and private sector responses, this phenomenon will damage the welfare of current and future generations.

Why Washington Urgently Needs to Break America's Negative Feedback Loop

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 10.21.2011 | Politics
Mohamed A. El-Erian

America has little time to waste if it wishes to avoid years of insufficient economic growth, devastating unemployment, rising income and wealth inequality, and eroding social cohesion. The time for leadership is now.

Policy Dithering Will Further Fuel the Crisis

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 10.12.2011 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

If policymakers in America and Europe do not act boldly, and do so in a globally-coordinated fashion, the world risks tipping into a prolonged recession with worrisome institutional, political and social consequences.

Did Pimco Play a Role In S&P's Downgrade of U.S.Debt

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 10.07.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

On Friday S&P downgraded U.S debt from AAA to AA+, the first such downgrade in the nation's history resulting in grave concerns over the outlook for the U.S. economy. Yet simultaneously they must have been popping champagne corks at Pimco.

The Real Debt Deal

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 09.17.2011 | Business
Dylan Ratigan

We need leadership to say that this world will not be a lowest common denominator fight over satisfying old debts that cannot be satisfied, with no environmental, labor, or consumer protections.