As chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Jim O'Neill is involved in helping guide all aspects of its business worldwide.
Before assuming the post in September 2010, he was Goldman's head of global economics, commodities and strategy research. He also serves on the European management committee. O'Neill joined the firm in 1995 as a partner, co-head of global economics research and chief currency economist.
Prior to joining Goldman, O'Neill was head of global research for Swiss Bank Corp. Earlier in his career, he had been with Bank of America and International Treasury Management, a division of Marine Midland Bank.
O'Neill created the acronym BRICs, which has become synonymous with the emergence of Brazil, Russia, India and China as growth opportunities.