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Nomi  Prins, PhD

Nomi Prins, PhD

Distinguished Political-Financial Expert, Journalist & Author

Nomi Prins, PhD

Distinguished Political-Financial Expert, Journalist & Author


Nomi Prins, PhD, is an independent journalist, author of seven books, and an engaging, captivating and extremely well-informed speaker. Dr. Prins is widely sought-after globally for her unique perspective that bridges the divide between the world of politics, finance and the economy. She is the author of the best-selling book, Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World, which was selected as a Best Business and Leadership Book of 2018 by Amazon. Her last best-selling book All the Presidents’ Bankers explored the relationships between presidents and bankers over the past century and the impact on domestic and foreign policy. Her other acclaimed books include: the first book out to detail the financial crisis bailouts, Fed activities, market subsidies and back-room deals, It Takes a Pillage; her first book, Other People’s Money, which predicted the current financial crisis and was chosen as a Best Book of 2004 by The Economist, Barron's and The Library Journal; Jacked; and Black Tuesday, a historical novel about the 1929 crash. 

Dr. Nomi Prins’ keynote speeches are thoughtfully tailored for audiences of all levels and diverse backgrounds. Audiences have the chance to attend informed speeches from an innovative thought leader who has been in the trenches, worked deep in analytics and banking analysis. She now actively navigates the political-financial environment with a network of fans and readers that spans the globe. As a former Wall Street executive-turned-author she is able to foster a deeper, more actionable understanding of complex topics in an extremely accessible way for a listening audience to walk away with true value and insights.  Ultimately, Dr. Prins will help arm your organization with a clear vision of today's realities and equip them with a better strategy for the future. 

Nomi is uniquely qualified and continues to deliver customized advice and recommendations for specific investment audiences.  She can address topics such as market volatility, investment strategies, risk management techniques, geo-politics, trade wars, international relations, market trends related to central bank activity and monetary policy, portfolio analysis. With her background she can detail which sectors will thrive and wither as central banks and the world of big-finance continues to experience new highs and, at times, dangerous lows. In an era in which the pandemic rerouted the global economy, understanding economic fluctuations and how to navigate them is more important than ever.

Her insights come from having worked as a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, a Senior Managing Director and head of the international analytics group at Bear Stearns in London, a Senior Strategist at Lehman Brothers and an analyst at the Chase Manhattan Bank (now JPMorgan Chase), which she joined at age 19. She examines the financial-political-economy based on a career encompassed by high levels of product and trend analysis. Her experience in management at major Wall Street firms makes her well equipped to address audiences both inside and outside of the financial world.

Dr. Prins has been featured alongside prominent thought leaders and Nobel Prize winners in numerous documentaries. She has appeared as a commentator on economic, financial and political issues for BBC, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, CSPAN, Fox and PBS. Her writing has appeared in  The New York Times,  Forbes,  Fortune,  Newsday,  Newsweek,  The Guardian,  The Nation, and more.

Her experience as a former Wall Street insider, provides an unparalleled ability to evaluate the role of central bankers, control global markets and economic policy. She details the power players in international finance, while offering unflinching analysis on the connections between finance and government and how it has and will continue to impact on audiences of all kinds.

Dr. Prins was a member of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Federal Reserve Reform Advisory Council and is listed as one of America's TopWonks. She received her BS in Mathematics from SUNY Purchase and MS in Statistics and Operations Research from New York University. She holds a PhD in International Strategic Studies with an emphasis on International Political Economy from the prestigious Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. 

Speaker Videos

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Financial Crisis: The Bailout

Criticizing the Federal Government

Speech Topics

Central Bank Collusion & the Financial Crisis: A Decade Later

More than a decade after the financial crisis, Nomi is more in demand than ever. Her executive level international banking, advisory and speaking experience, coupled with her best-selling books on the topic have all been well received by the international academic and professional community. Following the unprecedented turmoil that COVID-19 leveled on the global economy, central banking and monetary policy has emerged more influential than ever before. Understanding not just how central banks became global powers but what’s coming next is crucial to navigating the rapid dynamics of politics, economics and society. Her books cover historical developments and underpinnings of international finance, economics and international affairs - and how the three intersect. Her latest book Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World explores critical themes and events since the financial crisis globally. It provides guidance and prescriptive with which to understand and navigate current global financial complexities and trajectories. 

International Relations, Pandemics, Trade Wars, Market Trends & Portfolio Positioning

The post-pandemic world will be one in which interest rates, quantitative easing and central banks coordinated response will have seismic shifts in super power hierarchies.  International trade institutions are actively experiencing major kinetic changes that will shape the world for decades to come. In the financial response by leading institutions like the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank and the Bank of China what we’ve seen is monetary policy influence recovery efforts and long-term financial intervention. China has increasingly jumpstarted its strategy of foreign direct investment, financial market activities, and long-term projects in unprecedented ways. Nomi has been traveling the world researching this shift from the ground up. Forget what you read in international papers and hear in the financial media, Nomi will address your organization through her distinguished first-hand experience. She is not one for sugar-coated punditry. She reveals how the rise of a New World impacts your investments, business decisions, and strategies. 

What Does a Post-Pandemic Economy Look Like? Is Another Financial Crisis Looming? Navigating Volatility, Managing the Risk & Prospering in a New Era

In this speech, Nomi will focus her considerable experience and analysis on the complex issues underlying inherent global and national volatility. The impact of COVID-19 and the instability that neither the main stream media, federal agencies nor governments want you to know -- or completely understand themselves. What should you do for protection? This talk is critical for all professionals charged with investing, monitoring accounting practices, compliance, legality and risk. 

Through the Noise: How Monetary Policy & Geo-Politics Impact Economies & Markets

Even before the 2008 Crisis, big banks have been getting bigger in more ways than one through decades of mergers and the expansion of allowable financial service. Since the 2008 Crisis, that trend has accelerated. Now, facing a post-pandemic world, monetary policy is shaping the global economy and deciding wines and losers from Wall Street to Main Street, Not only have the biggest banks grown bigger, but in the process, they have taken more customers, deposits and financial investments along the way. How do you keep your edge? How can you remain a player instead of getting played? What can you provide your customer – from dedication to funding and less risky performance standards – to make you a better choice than your larger competition? Nomi Prins will address these critical issues for today's small businesses, local or state bank associations, pension fund managers and other investment advisors. 

Presidents & Bankers, Wall Street & Washington, Governments & Big Finance

Power is about more than wealth. Power extends beyond understanding capitalism in contrast to socialism. Rather, it's about the ties, strategic alliances and partnerships that transcend the world from Wall Street to the White House. It is understanding who gets resources and who is left behind. Based on original and exhaustive research into the family ties, vast history and deep connections between US presidents and major US bankers since the establishment of the Federal Reserve, Prins reveals the evolution of American power domestically, and its ongoing ramifications on the international community from the US to Brazil, China to Japan, the United Kingdom to Mexico and Europe to the Middle East. She explains how historical interactions that shaped today’s policies, influenced leaders and fashioned the geo-political environment we have today. These connections will surprise you and offer insights on alliances that impact our rapidly evolving financial, economic and geo-political world.