Executive Director and Senior Economist, CME Group
Erik Norland serves as Executive Director and Senior Economist of CME Group. He is responsible for generating economic analysis on global financial markets by identifying emerging trends, evaluating economic factors and forecasting their impact on CME Group and its customers. He also is one of CME Group’s spokespeople on global economic, financial and geopolitical conditions.
Prior to joining CME Group, Norland gained more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry working for investment banks and hedge funds both in the United States and in France. He most recently worked in research, sales and trading at BEAM Bayesian Efficient Asset Management LLC, and previously as Director of Research at EQA Partners, both global macro hedge funds. He also worked for IXIS Corporate & Investment Bank in Paris (now called Natixis), covering central banks and supranationals for the fixed income sales business, in addition to serving as a market economist and strategist. He began his career at Bankers Trust, Global Investment Management in New York working with the tactical asset allocation group.Norland holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and a master’s in statistics from Columbia University. He is a CFA Charterholder.