Who We Are

Connolly Insight was founded by Bernard Connolly. A renowned economist and commentator, Mr. Connolly previously spent 11 years as the global strategist for Banque AIG and AIG Trading, a platform that established his independent analysis as a “must read” for leading market participants and policymakers.

Before joining AIG, Connolly worked with the European Commission in Brussels, leading the unit responsible for monetary policy. In this role, he was a member of the Monetary Policy and Foreign Exchange Policy sub-committees of the Committee of Central Bank Governors and of the OECD Group of High-Level Monetary Experts. Previously he worked in the Industrial Trends and Forecasting Unit of the Confederation of British Industry. Bernard Connolly is the author of “The Rotten Heart of Europe: The Dirty War for Europe’s Money,” which predicted many of the consequences of the European monetary union.

The publication of “The Rotten Heart of Europe” led the Wall Street Journal Europe to name Bernard as one of its outstanding Europeans of the year in 1995 and in March 2001 he received the Frøde Jakobsen prize, awarded in Denmark for outstanding moral courage in public affairs. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has identified Bernard as one of the very few economists who predicted the current global economic and financial crisis.

Connolly Insight research is published by Mr. Connolly himself, the staff at Connolly Insight and a number of guest contributors as well. To learn more about our services, please visit our Contact Us page.