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Europe’s Halfway Banking Reforms Have Run Out of Time

Dear Friends Attached is a Bloomberg article on the need to finalize the Eurozone Banking Union, which is long overdue.  I co-wrote this article with Stuart MacIntosh, Managing Director of the Group of 30.  Please let me know any thoughts or comments you...

Bloomberg Radio – Threats to Global Recovery

Dear Friends, Following is a link to a Bloomberg Radio interview I did yesterday covering the world economy, Covid-19 pandemic and its financial affects on emerging markets.  I also covered the idea of using local currency debt for the emerging market countries to...

Breakingviews – Guest view: Consider a debt for vaccines program

Dear Friends, Please find attached a timely op-ed I co-authored with Cristina Valencia, an experienced epidemiologist. The recommendations on this op-ed could possibly be a game changer that will help finance the flow of needed Covid-19 vaccines to Latin America, the...

The Threats to Recovery

Dear Friends, Please find attached an op-ed that I wrote with Stuart Mackintosh on the threats to recovery coming out of the Covid pandemic economic crisis.  I believe it is a timely warning on the possible longer term downsides of massive fiscal and monetary stimulus...

Credit reset

Dear Friends, Attached is a Reuters op-ed I wrote with Stuart Macintosh about the need for China to be more transparent and flexible on restructuring the loans it has made to emerging market countries.  Unlike in past sovereign debt crisis, China is now a major...

Global Policymakers: The Macro View

Dear Friends, I was recently asked by the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions series to give my views on the world economy.  I discussed the G20 meetings held in November, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economies of the emerging markets, my...

China Doing Less Than It Should On Debt Restructuring (Radio)

Dear Friends, Please find below a link to a Bloomberg Radio interview I did covering the recent meeting of the G20, my thoughts on the Chinese economy, and it’s role in the emerging market debt crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Also, a few thoughts on the...

Mind the gap

Dear Friends: Please find attached an op-ed written by Cristina Valencia, an epidemiologist who consults with the World Health Organization and myself concerning Latin America’s effort to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. We point out that without additional funding the...

Wirecard is a wake-up call on regulatory weakness

Dear Friends, Please find attached my op-ed which appeared in the Banker Magazine covering the fraud at Wirecard and the lessons to be drawn from the regulatory weakness demonstrated in this case.  At the end of the day, its all about a firm’s culture and conduct and...

William R. Rhodes

William R. “Bill” Rhodes is an American banker and philanthropist. Rhodes is President and CEO of William R. Rhodes Global Advisors, LLC which he founded in 2010. He is former chairman, CEO and president of Citibank, and senior vice chairman of Citigroup.

Latest Features

Europe’s Halfway Banking Reforms Have Run Out of Time

Dear Friends Attached is a Bloomberg article on the need to finalize the Eurozone Banking Union, which is long overdue.  I co-wrote this article with Stuart MacIntosh, Managing Director of the Group of 30.  Please let me know any thoughts or comments you...

Bloomberg Radio – Threats to Global Recovery

Dear Friends, Following is a link to a Bloomberg Radio interview I did yesterday covering the world economy, Covid-19 pandemic and its financial affects on emerging markets.  I also covered the idea of using local currency debt for the emerging market countries to...

Breakingviews – Guest view: Consider a debt for vaccines program

Dear Friends, Please find attached a timely op-ed I co-authored with Cristina Valencia, an experienced epidemiologist. The recommendations on this op-ed could possibly be a game changer that will help finance the flow of needed Covid-19 vaccines to Latin America, the...

The Threats to Recovery

Dear Friends, Please find attached an op-ed that I wrote with Stuart Mackintosh on the threats to recovery coming out of the Covid pandemic economic crisis.  I believe it is a timely warning on the possible longer term downsides of massive fiscal and monetary stimulus...

Credit reset

Dear Friends, Attached is a Reuters op-ed I wrote with Stuart Macintosh about the need for China to be more transparent and flexible on restructuring the loans it has made to emerging market countries.  Unlike in past sovereign debt crisis, China is now a major...

Global Policymakers: The Macro View

Dear Friends, I was recently asked by the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions series to give my views on the world economy.  I discussed the G20 meetings held in November, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economies of the emerging markets, my...

China Doing Less Than It Should On Debt Restructuring (Radio)

Dear Friends, Please find below a link to a Bloomberg Radio interview I did covering the recent meeting of the G20, my thoughts on the Chinese economy, and it’s role in the emerging market debt crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Also, a few thoughts on the...

Mind the gap

Dear Friends: Please find attached an op-ed written by Cristina Valencia, an epidemiologist who consults with the World Health Organization and myself concerning Latin America’s effort to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. We point out that without additional funding the...

Wirecard is a wake-up call on regulatory weakness

Dear Friends, Please find attached my op-ed which appeared in the Banker Magazine covering the fraud at Wirecard and the lessons to be drawn from the regulatory weakness demonstrated in this case.  At the end of the day, its all about a firm’s culture and conduct and...

William R. Rhodes

William R. “Bill” Rhodes is an American banker and philanthropist. Rhodes is President and CEO of William R. Rhodes Global Advisors, LLC which he founded in 2010. He is former chairman, CEO and president of Citibank, and senior vice chairman of Citigroup.