Team Member Bio

Michael Pedroni is MFA’s Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Global Markets & Research, reporting directly to MFA’s President and CEO. Michael leads the Association’s international activities, with a focus on growing MFA in Europe and engagement with multilateral financial institutions. In his role on research, Michael directs the analysis and data development that underpins all MFA advocacy and global policy engagement.

Michael draws on 25 years of experience in international affairs, financial policy, markets, regulation, central banking, and U.S.-EU relations. Prior to joining MFA in 2017, Michael served under four U.S. Treasury Secretaries, beginning his tenure at Treasury as the first Director of the re-established Markets Room, just as the financial crisis was unfolding in the summer of 2008.  Michael was subsequently appointed as the U.S. Financial Attaché to the European Union and head of Treasury’s office in Europe for three years beginning in 2013. In 2016 he was detailed to the White House, acting during the Obama Administration as Senior Director for Global Economics and Finance. Michael rejoined Treasury in late 2016 as Senior Executive Director for International Economic Analysis. Michael began his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and has also worked as an Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and in the private sector at ICAP, an inter dealer-broker.

Michael graduated from Yale University and received a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University. He was also a Fulbright Scholar in Germany and is conversational in German, Italian, and basic French. Michael is an adjunct professor in the department of economics at George Washington University, where he teaches a course on managing international economic crises.