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Lisa Abramowicz

Pimco's Masters of Disaster

A group of economic heavy hitters can imagine every worst-case scenario.

How many famous thinkers does it take to blow up the global economy, at least hypothetically?

Five, evidently. Or so it seems by Pimco’s creation of a new global advisory board composed of intellectual heavy hitters, including former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, former U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown and former European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet.