Who should be the next IMF chief? French, Turkish,Indian,Singaporean?

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by Grandluxe, May 19, 2011.

  1. Turkish politician and economist Kemal Dervi is the early frontrunner to replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the International Monetary Fund.

    William Hill is offering odds of 5/2 on Dervi, the former Turkish finance minister, becoming the IMF's next managing director. He is followed by Montek Singh Ahluwalia, deputy chairman of India's Planning Commission, at 5/1.

    Germany's Axel Weber is third favourite at 7/1. Singapore's Tharman Shanmugaratnam – who was promoted to deputy prime minister earlier on Wednesday – and former UK prime minister Gordon Brown are both available at 8/1.

    Who is best qualified? Make your bets now

  2. Jim Rogers for the next IMF chief!!!!
  3. Lucrum


    Is it too late to get Milton Friedman?
  4. LeeD


    Although selection is supposed to go in a "merit-based" manner, the new head, like the board members, will still be a representative of a nation.

    The current UK government is expected to strongly oppose Gordon Brown. So, his candidacy is pretty much out of the question.
  5. clacy


    Regardless, I'm sure it will be a Euro-Socialist of some sort.