Chief Markets Economist for J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Michael Vaknin is in charge of the global, macroeconomic and market research that underpins the firm’s long-term views and, by extension, determines the positioning of client portfolios. He is also a voting member of the Private Bank Global Investment Committee, guiding asset allocation and market strategy for J.P. Morgan private clients across the globe.
Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Mr. Vaknin was a Senior Global Markets Economist at Goldman Sachs International in London, where he supported global economic research and macro-based rates strategy and analysis. His views were seen regularly in numerous publications, including Global Markets Daily, Global Economics Weekly and Fixed Income Monthly. Previous to Goldman, he worked as an economist at the Falk Institute for Economic Research and lectured on international finance and monetary economics at Columbia University.
While earning an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics and Finance from Columbia University, he worked as a research assistant to Nobel Laureates Joseph Stiglitz and Edmund Phelps. Mr. Vaknin also worked for Richard Clarida, former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury.
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