Mohamed El-Erian fears the Fed’s policies will lead to asset bubbles bursting

CNBC, Released on 1/25/21

“It’s the classic parenting problem: take away the candy and you’ll get a tantrum. But keep on suppling candy, it doesn’t make things any easier,” Mohamed El-Erian, economic advisor at Allianz and Gramercy and president at Queens College, Cambridge told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” Monday. “At some point you’ve got to really hope that the fundamentals will improve fast enough to validate the marketplace.”

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Mohamed El-Erian is the Chief Economic Adviser of Allianz, a multinational financial services company. He is the former CEO and co-Chief Investment Officer of PIMCO, a global investment firm and one of the world’s largest bond funds in the world. Dr. El-Erian also served as a member of the faculty of Harvard Business School. Before joining PIMCO, Dr. El-Erian was a managing director at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in London and before that, he spent 15 years at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. His latest book is The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability, and Avoiding the Next Collapse.


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