Dr. Philippa Malmgren, through her firm, DRPM Group, helps companies, investors and policymakers better understand how risk and prices will move across the economic landscape. She connects the dots, bringing together insights about markets, politics, policy and geopolitics that signal important and investable trends.
The clients of DRPM Group include many investment banks, fund managers and hedge funds as well as Sovereign Wealth Funds, pension funds, global corporations and family offices. She has an especially strong view on the importance of manufacturing in modern economies and is a part owner and on the board of H Drones, now part of DRPM Group, manufacturing firm in the UK that builds non-weaponized drones. She serves on several advisory boards and working groups: the British Ministry of Defence Working Group on Global Strategic Trends, the Greater London Authority Infrastructure Advisory Board, the Legatum Institute at MIT and Indiana University School of Public Policy and Environmental Affairs. She is also often asked to brief Heads of Government and senior officials as well as CEOs and CIOs around the world on economic issues. She served as financial market advisor to the President in the White House and on the National Economic Council from 2001-2002.
She was a member of the President's Working Group on Financial Markets and the Working Group on Corporate Governance. She dealt with Enron, Sarbanes Oxley as well the Anti-Money Laundering provisions of the Patriot Act and had responsibility for terrorism risks to the economy on the NEC after 9/11. She was the Deputy Head of Global Strategy at UBS and the Chief Currency Strategist for Bankers Trust. She headed the Global Investment Management business for Bankers Trust in Asia. Dr. Malmgren has been a visiting lecturer at Tsinghua University in Beijing and an occasional lecturer for INSEAD and the Duke Fuqua Global Executive MBA Program. In 2000 The World Economic Forum in Davos named Dr. Malmgren a Global Leader for Tomorrow.
She is a Governor and member of the Council of Management of the Ditchley Foundation in the UK. She is a frequent guest on the BBC, including Newsnight and the Today Program, and a guest anchor on both CNBC's Squawk Box and Bloomberg's most widely viewed programs.
She speaks at conferences across a wide range of industries on behalf of The Financial Times, The Economist, Institutional Investor and diverse global firms. She writes for Citywire, International Economy, Economia, Monocle and others. She has a B.A. from Mount Vernon College and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. She completed the Harvard Program on National Security and has a certificate from the 101st Airborne Division's Sabalauski's Air Assault School.
In 2013, she was the keynote speaker for the London School of Economics graduation ceremony.