Profile

Reza Moghadam
Chief Economic Advisor
Morgan Stanley

Reza Moghadam is Vice Chairman at Morgan Stanley, having joined the firm in 2014.
Prior to joining the private sector, Reza served for 22 years at the International Monetary Fund, spending much of his career as a key IMF crisis manger. Given his expertise, Christine Lagarde appointed Reza to direct the European Department during the Eurozone crisis, where he was responsible for dialogue with European policymakers from 2011 to 2014. Before this, Reza spearheaded the IMF’s response to the Global Financial Crisis, having been asked to head the Strategy, Policy and Review Department by Dominique Strauss-Khan. Reza also held a number of different senior roles at the IMF including head of the Managing Director’s office under both Rodrigo de Rato and Strauss-Khan, and senior positions in the Asian department.
At Morgan Stanley, Reza’s mandate includes working with sovereigns and the official sector, as well as advising clients across the banking, capital markets and investment franchises on global issues, particularly economic and geopolitical developments. Drawing on his experience both in the public sector and with markets, Reza is a regular contributor to the global policy debate, with a particular focus on Europe. He has written publically on a number of issues, including central bank policies, cryptocurrencies, Brexit and Eurozone reform.
Reza holds a BA in Mathematics from Oxford University, an MA in Economics from the London School of Economics, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Warwick. He is a keen cyclist, and a sometimes vocal supporter of Chelsea football club.


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