Holger Schmieding

Berenberg Bank

Dr. Holger Schmieding is Chief Economist at Berenberg in London. Before joining Germany’s oldest private bank in October 2010, he worked as chief Economist Europe at Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, and at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch in London. Having studied economics in Munich, London, and Kiel, Schmieding holds a doctorate from the University of Kiel. Before taking up his first role as financial market economist in 1993, he also worked as a journalist at “Westfälische Nachrichten” in Germany, as head of a research group on east-central Europe at the Kiel Institute of World Economics, and as a desk economist at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC.

Recent Content


Episode 21: The Fate of the Economy Post-Corona

As governments shape their responses to the coronavirus pandemic, the economic impact of the crisis is growing. In the U.S., the surge in unemployment claims is four times greater than …

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Europe at 60: A German View

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