Profile Jerome Powell : The Fed’s invisible man

He's the most important economic policymaker in the world. But who is he? Outside economic circles, hardly anyone knows


Name: Jerome Powell


Appearance: grey-haired, well-coiffed, mild-mannered

In the news because: the former private equity executive is the new chair of the US Federal Reserve – the most important position in world economics

Last January, Donald Trump announced he was nominating Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

A constitutional originalist, Gorsuch was every bit the sort of right-wing ideologue who many people worried Trump’s presidency would catapult into the US’s most ...