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Thu, Dec 24, 2020

FAST THINKING: There’s finally a Brexit deal. Now what?

Four years of negotiations. Much political acrimony. The fall and rise (and fall and rise) of British premiers. Through it all, a British public wondering what their future would look like and when they could finally move on from their limbo. A Brexit trade deal is here at last. How should we feel?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business European Union

Thu, Dec 24, 2020

What the Brexit deal solves—and what it doesn’t

After more than four years of contentious negotiations, last-minute compromises by the United Kingdom and European Union have finally pushed a post-Brexit trade agreement over the finish line. But the agreement leaves many details open for future disputes.

New Atlanticist by Hung Tran

Economy & Business European Union

Tue, Dec 22, 2020

The global economy in 2020, by the numbers

The pandemic has made this a historic year for the global economy, now beset by a recession the likes of which we haven’t seen since the Great Depression. To make sense of it all, our GeoEconomics staff and senior fellows have selected the numbers behind the headlines, organized around our three pillars of work, that best capture the global economy’s journey in 2020—and what lies in store for 2021.

New Atlanticist by GeoEconomics Center

Economy & Business Future of Work

Hung Q. Tran is an accomplished economist, with broad experience across the private sector, international organizations and research institutions.

Mr. Tran has produced important research and shaped policy decisions concerning advanced and emerging market economies, global capital markets, debt and capital flows, and financial stability issues. He has spoken and published extensively on these subjects and has frequently been interviewed and quoted in the international media.

From 2007 til retirement in 2018, Mr. Tran was at the Institute of International Finance (IIF). Since 2012 he served as IIF’s Executive Managing Director while simultaneously leading its Global Capital Markets Department. During 2011-2012, he played an important role coordinating the negotiations of the Private Creditor-Investor Committee for Greece with the European Commission, the Euro Group, the European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The negotiations led to the successful restructuring of €206 billion of Greek Government Bonds, the largest sovereign debt re-structuring in history. Before that,serving as Counsellor and Senior Director of the Capital Markets and Emerging Markets at the IIF, he was responsible for the Institute’s highly regarded market policy research, which included multiple publications and services for its members.

Prior to his work at the IIF, Mr. Tran served for six years at the International Monetary Fund as Deputy Director for the Monetary and Capital Markets Department. His responsibilities included being the Chairman of the Editorial Committee of the Fund’s semi-annual flagship publication, the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR).

From 1998 to 2001 Mr. Tran was based in London serving as Managing Director, Chief Economist and Global Head of Research for Rabobank International, a Dutch multinational bank. He spent the previous 12 years at Deutsche Bank, serving first as Director of Global Fixed Income Research from 1987-1990 in New York, then as Co-Founding Managing Director of Deutsche Bank Research GmbH from 1991-1995 in Frankfurt, and finally as Head of Equity Business (Sales, Trading, Derivatives, Research) for the Deutsche Bank Group in Asia-Pacific, based in Singapore from 1995-1998. Earlier in his career he had served in senior positions in international fixed income research for Merrill Lynch (1984-1987) and Salomon Brothers (1979-1984) in New York.

Mr. Tran received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Economics and Accounting from California State University, Fullerton and completed the doctoral course work in Economics at New York University.

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