March 2 The Institute of International Finance
said on Thursday that Robin Brooks, formerly at Goldman Sachs,
will take over as the bank lobbying organization's managing
director and chief economist.
He replaces Charles Collyns, who departed in December to
join the International Monetary Fund.
Brooks will oversee the IIF's macroeconomic analysis and
will serve on its senior management team, it said in a
"His insights and ability to understand and interpret the
macroeconomic environment and its impact on the global financial
system will be invaluable to the IIF's mission and our members,"
IIF President and CEO Tim Adams said in the statement.
Brooks previously worked at Goldman Sachs as managing
director of the firm's foreign exchange strategy team. Before
Goldman Sachs, Brooks was FX strategist at Brevan Howard and
previously spent eight years as an economist at the
International Monetary Fund.
"The IIF has been a leader in assessing global capital flows
and emerging markets for 35 years," Brooks said in the
statement. "I'm looking forward to working with the highly
experienced team on the economic research offerings and
comprehensive, timely analysis that IIF members have come to
(Reporting by Dion Rabouin; Editing by Dan Grebler)