PGIM Fixed Income Names Chief Economist
Posted by Colin Lambert. Last updated: June 22, 2022
PGIM Fixed Income has named Daleep Singh as chief global economist and head of global macroeconomic research. He joins the $890-billion fund from the White House where he was US deputy national security advisor for international economics and deputy director of the National Economic Council.
In this capacity, he served as President Biden’s top international economics advisor, driving policy formulation at the intersection of economics and national security. His work has included the development of fiscal and tax policy; shaping the US economic strategy with China; leading efforts to promote supply chain resilience; promoting the development of a digital asset strategy; and building an economic governance toolkit that includes tariffs, sanctions, export controls, energy security, debt relief, bilateral assistance, and infrastructure finance.
Singh also served as the president’s representative at the G7, G20, and APEC. Prior to joining the Biden administration, he was executive vice president and head of the markets group at the New York Fed. From 2011 to 2017, he worked at the US Department of the Treasury as acting assistant secretary for financial markets and deputy assistant secretary for Europe and Eurasia. Preceding his tenure at the Treasury Department, Singh worked for Goldman Sachs, with a focus on US interest rates and currency markets.
Singh will report to Gregory Peters, co-chief investment officer for PGIM Fixed Income, and will be responsible for oversight of PGIM Fixed Income’s global macroeconomic research team. He will lead the formulation of the firm’s global macroeconomic outlook, integral to PGIM Fixed Income’s global investment strategy. He and his team will also support the firm’s fundamental views on developed and emerging countries, supporting alpha generation in global interest rate, currency, sovereign and credit markets. In addition, he will be a member of the senior investment team and will provide thought leadership on global monetary and fiscal policy and macroeconomic trends.
“As one of the world’s leading experts on economic policy matters, Daleep has provided extensive experience and insight at the highest levels of government,” says Peters. “Adding an expert of this calibre to our investment team is fundamental to helping our portfolio managers navigate the increasingly complex macroeconomic and geopolitical forces driving global financial markets. His expertise will be instrumental in continuing to provide leading economic and sovereign research, as well as thought leadership. We look forward to the impact he’ll have on our organisation and the investment outcomes for our clients.”