Chief Economist & Global Strategist, Euro Pacific Capital
Peter Schiff is the Chief Economist & Global Strategist of Euro Pacific Capital, a division of Alliance Global Partners, an SEC-Registered Investment Adviser and a full service broker/dealer. He is one of the few widely known economists and investment professionals to have warned about the 2008 financial crisis before it began. His renown grew widely as a result of his forceful commentary on the U.S. stock market, the problems with the U.S. economy, the bubble in the real estate market, the value of gold, the fallacies of cryptocurrencies, and potential weakness of the U.S. dollar. He is a widely followed opponent of debt-fueled growth policies and activist central banks. He is a strong advocate for free market economics and is known for his advocacy for emerging market and commodity-focused investments.
Mr. Schiff has been quoted hundreds of times in leading news outlets around the world, including The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Die Zeit, Tokyo Shinbun, South China Morning Post, Investor’s Business Daily, The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. He regularly appears on CNBC, CNN, The BBC, Al Jazeera, Fox News, and Fox Business Network. His best-selling book, “Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Collapse” was published by Wiley & Sons in February of 2007. His 2010 illustrated economics primer “How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes” has been translated in over 10 languages, won the 2011 Corrine book publishing award in Germany, and served as the basis for an animated educational series produced by the Motion Picture Institute (MPI). His fourth book, “The Real Crash – America’s Coming Bankruptcy” was published by St. Martin’s Press in May of 2012.
Mr. Schiff began his investment career as a financial consultant with Shearson Lehman Brothers, after having earned a degree in finance and accounting from U.C. Berkeley in 1987. A financial professional for more than twenty years, he joined Euro Pacific in 1996 and served as its President until December 2010, when he became CEO. An expert on money, economic theory, and international investing, he is a highly sought after speaker at conferences and symposia around the world. He served as an economic advisor to the 2008 Ron Paul presidential campaign and ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate in Connecticut in 2010. He resides Puerto Rico and Connecticut with his wife Lauren and two young children, as well as his son from a prior marriage. He and holds FINRA Series 4, 7, 24, 27, 53, 55, 63 & 65 registrations.