Lawrence Brainard

Chief Economist, Emerging Markets, TS Lombard

Larry has more than 35 years’ experience as an international economist and investment strategist working for major global financial institutions. Larry was a co-founder of Trusted Sources in 2007. He looks at cross-EM and macro strategy themes, identifying major global trends that originate in and/or impact on emerging economies.

He was co-head of Emerging Debt Markets at Goldman Sachs before becoming global head of Emerging Market Research at Chase Manhattan Bank. During the 1980s he was the head of economic committees responsible for advising creditor banks on restructuring the sovereign debt of Mexico, Brazil, Poland, Yugoslavia and Nigeria. Throughout his career Larry has focused on emerging markets, especially Brazil, China and Russia.

He received a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago.