Veteran Economist Charles Himmelberg Joins Pretium

June 17, 2020

New York – June 17, 2020 – Pretium, a leading investment firm with $14 billion of managed assets, today announced that Charlie Himmelberg has joined the firm as a Senior Managing Director and Head of Macro Research.

Mr. Himmelberg brings more than 25 years of research experience in economics and financial markets to Pretium. In his role, Mr. Himmelberg will be responsible for global market research across the firm’s strategies.

“Charlie is a highly-respected macro strategist, said Donald Mullen, CEO and Founder of Pretium. “His thought leadership, vast experience navigating through times of market turbulence, and research expertise will be invaluable as we assess opportunities in the current economic environment.”

Mr. Himmelberg said, “I am excited to join such a high-quality team and growing platform in what is an unprecedented macroeconomic environment for investing.”

Prior to joining Pretium, Mr. Himmelberg served as Partner, Managing Director and Head of Global Markets Research in the Global Investment Research division at Goldman Sachs, where he oversaw the global market research teams in rates, FX, credit, mortgages, EM and macro equity.  He held various roles at Goldman Sachs since 2005 and served on the Global Investment Research Credit Investment Review Committee and the Investment Committee for the firm’s U.S. retirement plans. Previously, Mr. Himmelberg worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Mr. Himmelberg has had a distinguished career in policy research and academia having worked at Columbia University, New York University, and The University of Chicago. Mr. Himmelberg’s research has been well recognized and he holds awards from the National Science Foundation and the Western Finance Association. His work has been published in the Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics and Journal of Economic Perspectives. Mr. Himmelberg holds a B.S. in Math and Economics from the University of Kansas and a PhD in Economics from Northwestern University.


Pretium is a $14 billion specialized alternative investment management firm focused on real estate, residential credit, and corporate and structured credit.  The firm was founded in 2012 to capitalize on secular investment and lending opportunities arising from structural changes and inefficiencies within residential housing and mortgage finance.  Pretium has built an integrated analytical and operational infrastructure that provides exceptional market intelligence within the U.S. residential housing, mortgage, and corporate credit markets.  We believe that insight combined with our investment experience and deep focus on these markets creates a strategic advantage for our clients.  For more information, please visit


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