White House eyeing El-Erian, others for Fed vice chair: CNBC, citing Dow Jones

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© Reuters. Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor of Allianz and Former Chairman of President Obama's Global Development Council, speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills© Reuters. Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor of Allianz and Former Chairman of President Obama’s Global Development Council, speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is considering Mohammed El-Erian, chief economic adviser at German insurance giant Allianz (DE:ALVG), among other possible candidates, to be a vice chair at the U.S. Federal Reserve, CNBC said on Tuesday, citing a report from Dow Jones.

CNBC said that, according to the report, a broad range of candidates were under consideration. Asked by Reuters about the report, a White House spokesperson declined to comment.

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