Global economist, senior advisor in strategy and market analysis. Valérie Plagnol was Chief Economist for several financial institutions in France and abroad.
She has joined the French Consulting group BIPE as Chief Economist and chairs the Cercle des Epargnant, for Generali France. She is also a member of the Board of Directors, at Conservateur Finance a mutual bank/insurance company headquartered in Paris.
Fellow at the Werthstein, she writes regular commentaries on global economics, asset allocation, as well as topical studies. Ms. Plagnol meets regularly with clients, addresses conferences, groups, and presents analyses and action points on key economic and capital market trends.
Ms. Plagnol served as President of the Société d’Economie Politique (France), is a member of the scientific committee of the Foundation Robert Schumann. She is also serving a five-year term as a member of the High Council of Public Finances in charge of “examining the soundness of the macroeconomic forecast and potential growth estimates on which draft finance laws are based”.
From 2006 to 2011 Ms. Plagnol served on the Conseil d’Analyse Economique (“Wise Men”) to the French Prime Minister. During her tenure she co-authored a study on French housing sector and the first study exploring the impact of the emerging Chinese economy on France.
Prior to serving at Credit Suisse private bank between 2010 and 2014, Valerie Plagnol was Head of Strategy for CIC Securities Paris (2001 - 2010), Chief Strategist for HSBC France, in addition to roles at Credit Suisse First Boston (London), and Nomura Securities (Tokyo).
Ms. Plagnol speaks English, French, and Japanese and appears on a Friday morning market ‘wrap up’ on the French radio network BFM. Ms. Plagnol is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, the Institut des Langues Orientales (Paris), Keio University in Tokyo, and Executive MBA from HEC Paris.