NEW YORK, 22 January—Kim Wallace, former US Treasury Department assistant secretary for legislative affairs, has joined Eurasia Group as Managing Director for the United States.
Based in Washington, DC, Wallace will lead Eurasia Group's coverage of the United States. Eurasia Group's US team helps clients understand the interplay between business and government, and the impact of legislative, regulatory, and electoral outcomes on their business strategies.
“Since Donald Trump's accession to the presidency, traditional assumptions about US politics and policy making have been shattered,” said Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group. “Kim will bring critical insight, expertise, and market-relevant analysis in this period of new volatility.”
Chairman Cliff Kupchan welcomed the contributions he will make to Eurasia Group, stating “Kim's decades of experience in US politics and geopolitical risk analysis will be an unmatched asset to Eurasia Group clients around the world.”
Wallace was most recently an executive managing director at Renaissance Macro Research, where he directed policy analysis, focusing on macroeconomic, financial services, international commerce, housing, and national politics. During that time, he was also resident senior advisor at the Scowcroft Group. In former president Barack Obama's administration, Kim served as assistant secretary for legislative affairs at the Treasury Department, where he received the agency's highest honor, the Alexander Hamilton Award. At Treasury, he focused on helping to implement fiscal, financial, and international trade policies designed to advance US economic recovery and growth.
Before joining the government, Wallace was an analyst and managing director at Lehman Brothers. He analyzed a range of policy developments including deregulation of electricity, telecommunications, and financial markets. In his role as chief policy analyst, he also built and managed a team dedicated to geopolitical risk analysis and served as an advisor to Lehman's executive committee.
Wallace earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University. (Full bio
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