Who we are
Dr. NOURIEL ROUBINI
Dr. DAVID BROWN
Financial Research - Asymmetrical Risk / Reward
Dr. Nouriel Roubini is a professor of economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Dr. Roubini has extensive policy experience as well as broad academic credentials. He is also CEO of Roubini Macro Associates, LLC and co-founder of Rosa & Roubini Associates; they are both global macro research consultancies.
Dr. Nouriel Roubini is one of the leading global macro-economists having been one of the few economists who predicted the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2009. Since then he has gotten the nickname of Dr. Doom; but he presents a balanced analysis of upside and downside risks to the global economy and markets. He has received many awards recognitions as one of the leading economists of his time in publications such as the Financial Times, Foreign Policy, Time, Fortune and many others.
From 1998 to 2000, he served as the senior economist for international affairs on the White House Council of Economic Advisors and then the senior advisor to the undersecretary for international affairs at the U.S. Treasury Department, helping to resolve the Asian and global financial crises, among other issues. The International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and numerous other prominent public and private institutions have drawn upon his consulting expertise. He has published over 70 theoretical, empirical and policy papers on international macroeconomic issues and coauthored the books “Political Cycles: Theory and Evidence” (MIT Press, 1997) and “Bailouts or Bail-ins? Responding to Financial Crises in Emerging Markets” (Institute for International Economics, 2004) and “Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance” (Penguin Press, 2010).
Dr. Roubini’s views on global economic issues are widely cited by the media, and he is a frequent commentator on various business news programs. He has been the subject of extended profiles in the New York Times Magazine and other leading current-affairs publications. The Financial Times has also provided extensive coverage of Dr. Roubini’s perspectives. Dr. Roubini received an undergraduate degree at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, and a doctorate in economics at Harvard University. Prior to joining Stern, he was on the faculty of Yale University’s department of economics.
Dr. David Brown has been trading fixed income and equity markets for the past 30 years on behalf of Hedge Funds, major banks and Central Banks including Infinity Capital, HSBC, Rabobank and the BIS (Bank for International Settlements) in Basel Switzerland.
At infinity Capital Dr. Brown is responsible for developing market neutral trading strategies for the US equity market and global fixed income markets.
From 1996 to 1997 while at the BIS he worked in the money market group enhancing central banks bond portfolios using derivatives and maturity transformation trades.
He also helped during the same period the bank's Finance Committee to set benchmarks, and desired level of currency, and interest rate exposure.
During his time at Rabobank he was responsible for trading several Euro instrument such as bonds and asset swaps (Total portfolio size Euro 10 bls) including the optimization and organization of all proprietary portfolios. Dr. Brown received a doctorate in economics at the Cattolica University in Milan, Italy.