About PNC
Corporate/Institutional
Executive Profile

Title
Assistant Vice President and
Senior International Economist

Responsibilities
Forecasts economic conditions and exchange rates, covering emerging Asia, the European Union, Canada and Latin America. Also serves as the principal spokesperson on global economic issues for PNC, and frequently presents to PNC clients on the international economic outlook.

William Adams 

Assistant Vice President and
Senior International Economist 

The PNC Financial Services Group


William (Bill) Adams is assistant vice president and senior international economist for The PNC Financial Services Group. His responsibilities include forecasting economic conditions and exchange rates, covering emerging Asia, the European Union, Canada and Latin America. Adams serves as the principal spokesperson on global economic issues for PNC, and frequently presents to PNC clients on the international economic outlook.

Adams joined PNC in July 2011 after serving as resident economist for The Conference Board China Center from 2009 to 2011. In that position he served as spokesman on the Chinese business cycle and was a designer of The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for China®, a widely-followed, market-moving economic indicator. Adams lived in China for five of the past ten years and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Adams holds a master degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and is a graduate of Harvard College.