Chief Economic Advisor, Morgan Stanley
Reza Moghadam is Morgan Stanley’s Chief Economic Advisor. His mandate
spans global macroeconomic policy research, as well as advising clients across
the banking, capital markets and investment franchises on global economic and
policy issues. Prior to this role, Reza was Morgan Stanley’s Vice Chairman for
Sovereigns and Official Institutions from 2014 to 2019.
Before joining Morgan Stanley, Reza served for 22 years at the International
Monetary Fund, spending much of his career as a key IMF crisis manager.
Given his expertise, Christine Lagarde appointed Reza to head the IMF’s
European Department during the Eurozone crisis, where he was responsible for
leading the IMF’s response to the crisis and acting as the interlocutor with
European policymakers from 2011 to 2014. Before this, Reza helped
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 IMF’s Asian Pacific Department
during the Asian financial crisis.
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