Keynote Speaker

Joseph Quinlan

Joseph Quinlan is managing director and head of market & thematic strategy for Global Wealth & Investment Management (GWIM), a division of Bank of America Corporation.  In this role, Joe leads a team responsible for global market analysis and  thematic research in support of  Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management asset allocation and portfolio construction.  Joe provides economic and market insights, guiding overall investment strategy, both domestically and globally.

Mr. Quinlan began his career with Merrill Lynch and also served as a senior global economist/strategist for Morgan Stanley.

He has earned his B.A. in Political Science/International Affairs from Niagara University and M.A. in International Political Economics and Development from Fordham University. He is frequently cited in such publications as Foreign Affairs, Financial Times, Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and the Financial Times. He regularly appears on CNBC, as well as Bloomberg television, PBS and other media venues. He has co-authored the book Gender Lens Investing: Uncovering Opportunities for Growth, Returns, and Impact.

Mr. Quinlan lectures on finance and global economics at Fordham University and regularly lectures at various universities around the world, including Wuhan University in China.  In 1998, he was nominated as an Eisenhower Fellow. Presently, he is a Senior Fellow at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C. and a Senior Fellow at the German Marshal Fund in Brussels, Belgium. In 2006, the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union awarded Mr. Quinlan the 2006 Transatlantic Business Award for his research on U.S.-Europe economic ties. In 2007, he was a recipient of the European-American Business Council Leadership award for his research on the transatlantic partnership and global economy.

Mr. Quinlan regularly debriefs policy makers and legislators on Capitol Hill on global trade and economic issues. He has testified before the European Parliament. He is the author, co-author, or contributor to over twenty books and has published more than 125 articles on economics, trade and finance.