Erik Norland

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Erik Norland Executive Director & Senior Economist

Executive Director & Chief Economist

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Erik Norland is Chief Economist and Executive Director of CME Group. He is responsible for generating economic analysis on global financial markets by identifying emerging trends, evaluating economic factors and forecasting their potential impact on CME Group's various asset classes, ranging from interest rate products to energy and agriculture. He is also one of CME Group’s spokespeople on global economic, financial and geopolitical developments.

Erik has been working in the financial services industry since 1996.  Prior to joining CME Group in 2015, he worked for investment banks and hedge funds both in the United States and France, with coverage including the field of quantitative research. He was in sales roles at BEAM Bayesian Efficient Asset Management LLC, and was Head of Research at EQA Partners, both of which are global macro hedge funds. He also worked with IXIS Corporate & Investment Bank in Paris (now called Natixis), covering central banks and supranational institutions for the fixed income sales business, and also worked as a market economist and strategist. Erik began his career at Bankers Trust, Global Investment Management in New York with the tactical asset allocation group.

Erik holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and an M.A. in Statistics with a concentration in finance from Columbia University. He is also a CFA Charterholder.