Ben Bernanke


  • That's one interpretation of the most recent survey of fund managers by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which found growing conviction that both global stocks and bonds are over-valued and that "equity bubbles" represent the biggest tail-risk they face. Survey respondents, who collectively manage nearly $400 billion, even show a strong awareness of the factor...

  • Ex-Fed chair Bernanke joins hedge fund Citadel as advisor Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 10:59 AM ET

    BOSTON, April 16- Ben Bernanke, the former Federal Reserve chairman and one of the world's most closely watched economic thinkers, is joining one of the most successful hedge funds as an advisor, Citadel LLC said in a statement on Thursday. Last month former Federal Reserve Board governor Jeremy Stein joined BlueMountain as an advisor and Bernanke's...

  • Bernanke to serve a senior adviser at Citadel Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 10:16 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will serve as a senior adviser to Citadel, the investment firm said Thursday. Citadel said Bernanke will consult with its teams on developments in monetary policy, financial markets and the global economy. Bernanke was chairman of the Federal Reserve from February 2006 to January 2014.

  • Bernanke turns a new page   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 6:30 AM ET
    Bernanke turns a new page

    CNBC's Kate Rogers reports on Ben Bernanke's new job.

  • UPDATE 1-Bernanke to advise hedge fund Citadel - NYT Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 3:38 AM ET

    Federal Reserve, has agreed to become a senior adviser to Citadel Investment Group, a $25 billion hedge fund founded by billionaire investor Kenneth Griffin, the New York Times reported on Thursday. Bernanke's predecessor, Alan Greenspan, joined hedge fund Paulson& Co as adviser in 2008. Jeremy Stein, a Federal Reserve Board governor for two years, joined hedge...

  • Bernanke to join hedge fund Citadel as adviser - NYT Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 1:20 AM ET

    Federal Reserve, will become a senior adviser to hedge fund Citadel Investment Group, the New York Times reported. Bernanke told the New York Times that he was sensitive to the public's anxieties about the "revolving door" between Wall Street and Washington and chose to go to Citadel, in part, because it "is not regulated by the Federal Reserve and I won't be doing...

  • Sen. Cruz: I'm not crazy—media's distorted my image Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 6:05 AM ET
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the podium as Reps. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, and Michelle Bachmann, R-Minn., look on, during a rally on the east front lawn of the Capitol to call for the defunding of President Obama's executive action that grant's amnesty to illegal immigrants, December 3, 2014.

    Ted Cruz isn't worried about the caricature that media has invented for him because he's confident that the American people will make their own judgment.

  • Bernanke pens book on Fed's 'moral courage' Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 12:58 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    Memoir by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke titled "The Courage to Act." It is slated for October release.

  • Ben Bernanke memoir will be titled 'The Courage to Act' Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The memoir by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will be called "The Courage to Act" and is coming out in October. The title and release date were announced Wednesday by publisher W.W. Norton& Co. The deal was originally reported last year, soon after Bernanke completed his second of two 4- year terms as chairman. Bernanke plans to focus on the Fed's...

  • Experts see shift in GOP's attack on the Fed Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 8:20 AM ET
    Scott Garrett, R-N.J.

    Some GOP members say the Fed needs to be reined in as it has abandoned caution trying to stimulate the economy, the NYT reports.

  • NEW YORK, April 2- Investors yanked $7.3 billion from the Pimco Total Return Fund in March as Pimco's flagship fund continued to reel six months after the exit of co-founder Bill Gross. The Pimco Total Return Fund remains the world's largest bond fund, although it is now only slightly bigger than the Vanguard Total Bond Market Index fund, which has assets of $116.8...

  • Bernanke's blog part of his mission?   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 8:58 AM ET
    Bernanke's blog part of his mission?

    Kevin Warsh, Hoover Institution, shares his thoughts on Ben Bernanke's decision to post a blog.

  • Bernanke speaks: Interest rates could rise Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 1:06 PM ET
    Ben S. Bernanke, former chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

    Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke says downward pressure on rates would ease as economic recovery in Europe takes hold.

  • March 30- Ben Bernanke launched a blog on Monday, giving the former Federal Reserve chairman a new pulpit from which to make an old argument: why interest rates need to be so low. Bernanke, who handed the reins of the U.S. central bank to Janet Yellen last year, has been hitting the conference circuit more in recent months ahead of the planned publication of his book...

  • Sizing up US economy   Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 6:30 AM ET
    Sizing up US economy

    John Silvia, Wells Fargo Securities chief economist, shares his economic forecast or the rest of 2015.

  • Bernanke: Low rates part of long-term trend   Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 6:24 AM ET
    Bernanke: Low rates part of long-term trend

    Former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke is defending the low federal funds rate, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • The U.S. central bank on Monday released a summary of the staff report in response to recent queries by both Democratic and Republican members of Congress. The queries concerned the Fed's internal follow-up to an article published in the Wall Street Journal and a client note circulated by analyst firms Medley Global Advisors. But members of Congress in recent...

  • It also dovetails with recent statements from notable investors Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates and DoubleLine Capital's Jeffrey Gundlach, both of whom had urged the Fed to move cautiously. "There has been a disconnect between the Fed and the markets and now the Fed has aligned itself with the market a little more," said John Derrick, director of research at...

  • Fed indicates rate hikes coming, but not in April Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 2:36 PM ET
    Janet Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve.

    Speculation was intense going into the decision that the Fed might drop "patient" from its statement and signal the chance of an imminent rate hike.

  • MUMBAI, March 17- Emerging markets need to be prepared for the impact of a rise in U.S. interest rates which could still surprise in both timing and pace, the head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, said on Tuesday. In a speech in Mumbai, Lagarde warned that there could be a repeat of the so-called "taper tantrum" seen in 2013 when then Federal Reserve...