Q1 A-CLG: Speaker Profile

Professor Daniel Lacalle

Chief Economist

Daniel Lacalle is a doctor in Economics, chief economist in Tressis SV, Global Economy professor at IE University and IEB, and fund manager. He is the president of the Hispanic Mises Institute and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Rafael del Pino Foundation and the HAC Business School in New York.

Lacalle is the author of the bestselling books Freedom or Equality (2020), Escape from the Central Bank Trap (2017), The Energy World Is Flat​ (2015), and Life in the Financial Markets (2014).

His career in portfolio and investment management started at the hedge fund Citadel and continued in Econ Limited and PIMCO, in the USA and London. He has been voted for five consecutive years among the Top 3 managers of the Thomson Reuters's Extel Survey in the categories of overall, oil and electricity strategies. Previously, he worked as a financial analyst in ABN Amro (currently called RBS) and took on different responsibilities in Repsol and Enagas.

Ranked as one of the top twenty most influential economists in the world in 2016 and 2017 by Richtopia, he holds the CIIA financial analyst title (Certified International Investment Analyst). He graduated in Business Sciences from the Autonomous University of Madrid, post-graduated from the IESE (Navarra University), and got his Ph.D. from the Catholic University of Valencia.  He is a member of the advisory board of the Rafael del Pino Foundation and Commissioner of the Community of Madrid in London.

Lacalle is a regular collaborator with CNBC, Bloomberg TV, BBC, Hedgeye, Seeking Alpha, Business Insider, Mises Institute, and the Epoch Times as well as an occasional consultant for the World Economic Forum, Focus Economics, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and other major news publications around the world.