Pippa Malmgren

Expert on global trends

Speaker Themes

  • Global economic trends
  • Geopolitical risk
  • Technological innovation
  • Technology and growth
  • The future of cities
  • Women in the workplace
  • Sector analysis (see below)

Travels from

London, UK


Dr. Pippa Malmgren is a trend spotter who advises investors and governments about economic policy and investment strategy. She anticipated the Financial Crisis in 2007, the slowdown in China, Brexit, Trump and the return of inflation. She is also an economist who manufactures, having co-founded a robotics company that makes commercial-use aerial platforms (drones), H Robotics.

She has been named a Non Executive Board Member of the new Department of International Trade in the UK, advising on Brexit. She also serves on the British Ministry of Defence Working Group on Global Strategic Trends and briefs Britain’s top Generals at Sandhurst. She serves on several advisory boards and working groups: she chairs the Lewis PR Advisory Board (LAB) and is an advisor to Real Vision TV, the Ditchley Foundation, the Greater London Authority Infrastructure Advisory Board and Indiana University School of Public Policy and Environmental Affairs as well as the Indiana University Manufacturing Initiative.

As an economist, Pippa Malmgren is focused on innovation across the board, but keenly explains how new technologies solve old problems and generate new forms of growth. In 2015 she won the Intelligence Squared Debate on Robotics alongside Walter Isaacson, which was broadcast by the BBC to 80 million homes worldwide. Dell featured her on their Dell Entrepreneur Spotlight Series. The BBC has interviewed her on science and technology on Hardtalk. 

In 2016, Pippa’s book Signals: the breakdown of the social contract and the rise of geopolitics became a best-seller on Amazon in four categories after being crowd-funded on Indiegogo (249% of the target in just 15 days). She also wrote Geopolitics for Investors which was commissioned by the CFA.

Pippa Malmgren is a former Presidential Advisor who served on The National Economic Council in the White House where she was the point person on Enron and Terrorism Risks to the Economy after 911.

Since then she has founded DRPM Group, an economic advisory firm helping global firms understand the economic landscape. She was the Deputy Head of Strategy for UBS and the Chief Currency Strategist for Bankers Trust. She also ran Bankers Trust’s Asset Management business in Asia from Hong Kong. She was named a Global Young Leader by the World Economic Forum and has written widely on technology and economics for publications such as Wired Magazine, Monocle, The International Economy, Economia, Institutional Investor, Die Handelsblatt and The New Statesman. She is a regular guest anchor for CNBC, Bloomberg and often on the BBC (radio and TV). She gave the Commencement Address at the graduation ceremony for the London School of Economics in 2013 and 2016.


Pippa has built a reputation for outstanding analysis of global trends and an ability to predict events that have caught businesses and policy-makers off-guard.

Bringing together insights from economics and geopolitics to technology and culture, she helps businesses understand how the world is changing, and how it will affect their industry.

As well as providing overviews of where the world is going, Pippa Malmgren can drill down into specific sectors such as:

  • Agriculture and food
  • Luxury goods and retail
  • Healthcare
  • Financial services and regulation
  • Mining and energy
  • Property and infrastructure


“Five spontaneous applauses and a standing ovation” – Barron’s

“…voted the best/favourite” – Institutional Investor

“…inundated with enthusiastic feedback” – The Economist

“Showstopper status: charisma, intelligence and chutzpah” “ability to captivate a room is uncanny.” – GAIM

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