Prakash Kannan is Deputy Chief Economist and Head of Total Portfolio Management at GIC. He has more than 15 years’ experience in global macro research and strategy and is currently responsible for medium- term global macro and asset allocation strategy for the firm.
Prior to GIC, he was with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) where he was a member of the World Economic Outlook team and participated in missions to Turkey, the United Kingdom, Norway and Cyprus. He has published in peer-reviewed journals such as the European Economic Review, the Journal of International Money and Finance, and the BE Journal of Macroeconomics. He has also written several book chapters including in NBER Conference volumes and in the IMF’s World EconomicOutlook. He started his career with the Central Bank of Malaysia (Bank Negara Malaysia) during the Asian Financial Crisis and has also worked with GTE (now Verizon) Pension Fund.
He has a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is also a CFA charterholder. He currently sits on the Advisory Board for the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI) at the National University of Singapore Business School.