Darren Williams

Darren Williams

Director—Global Economic Research

18 Years at AB
34 Years of experience

Darren Williams oversees the Global Economic Research Group for Fixed Income. He is also responsible for economic analysis, interest-rate forecasting and bond market strategy for Western Europe. Williams has covered the major economies of Western Europe for almost 30 years, and has written extensively on the European Economic and Monetary Union and the monetary policy decision-making process of Europe’s central banks. This experience proved invaluable when it came to guiding AB and its clients through the European sovereign-debt crisis in 2010. Williams joined the firm in 2003 from Citigroup, where his main focus was on providing thematic research to equity investors. Prior to that, he helped establish global economics coverage at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Earlier in his career, Williams held senior positions at UBS, where he was responsible for pan-European coverage and coordinating a team of economists based in Europe, and Merrill Lynch, where he was responsible for economic analysis and bond market strategy for France, Italy and Spain. He holds a BSc in banking and finance from Loughborough University (UK). Location: London

ECB Strategy: Has the PEPP Had Its Day?
When Will Inflation Lift Off?
What’s the Policy Playbook for the Inflation Endgame?
Can Advances in Technology Keep a Lid on Inflation?
Will Policy Changes Open the Door to Higher Inflation?
Will COVID-19 Accelerate Euro-Area Integration?
Will Household Savings Provide an Upside Growth Surprise?
How Far Will the ECB Let Bond Yields Rise?
Can Mario Draghi Recharge Italy’s Economy?
The Green Transition: Implications of the European Recovery Plan
Will 2021 Mark the Launch of a Durable Global Recovery?
Is There Light at the End of the COVID-19 Tunnel for the Euro Area?
Brexit Negotiations: One Minute to Midnight

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