Erik Norland

Erik Norland Executive Director & Senior Economist

Erik Norland is 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 the company’s business strategy, and upon those who trade in its various markets. He is also 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 served in sales and research 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, and also worked 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 an M.A.in statistics from Columbia University. He is also a CFA Charterholder.

    • Euro Prospects Amid European Elections
    • Euro Prospects Amid European Elections 07 December 2016 11:52:00 CST
      Watch CME Group Senior Economist Erik Norland discuss on Futures Institute what lies ahead for the euro amid daunting elections in key European countries.
    • Post-Brexit Aftershocks on the Horizon
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      Tremors from the U.K.'s decision in June to withdraw from the EU are just the start to potential aftershocks that include reigniting the euro bear market.
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      U.S. inventories of crude oil and its products offer a mixed picture of whether the nascent rally in prices from multi-year lows can be sustained.
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      Iron ore and copper have been flat after peaking in 2015/2016, casting a shadow on growth in top consumer China despite ambitious stimulus measures.
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      The two consistent drivers of gold and silver prices have been interest rate expectations and mining supply which have long and short-term effects.
    • Oil: Assessing Global Geopolitical Risks
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