VALHALLA, N.Y., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- High Frequency Economics announces that James F. O'Sullivan has joined the firm and will assume the role of Chief U.S. Economist on July 16, 2012.
"Jim O'Sullivan has an impressive track record as a forecaster and analyst of the U.S. economy and markets," said Carl Weinberg, Chief Economist and founder of High Frequency Economics. "He is a great addition to our team and will build on our 24-year history of independent, insightful and provocative analysis." High Frequency Economics publishes daily and weekly research on the global economy and financial markets, serving over 350 financial institutions in 25 countries worldwide.
Effective July 16, O'Sullivan will take over authorship of High Frequency Economics' Daily and Weekly Notes on the United States and Snapshots on the U.S. Economy. He will replace Ian Shepherdson, who announced plans to leave the firm on that date and has committed to writing U.S. Notes and Snapshots until his departure.
"I am delighted to be joining such a successful firm with an outstanding reputation," said O'Sullivan. "Carl has built High Frequency Economics into a premier provider of independent economic analysis. Increasingly, clients are seeking out independent views, and amidst volatile markets, macro research has never been more important."
With more than 26 years of experience as an economist serving the financial sector, O'Sullivan has distinguished himself repeatedly with his exceptional forecasting prowess. He was MarketWatch Forecaster of the Year for 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2011—four of the eight years since the award was created—and is currently in the lead for the 2012 title. He has been MarketWatch Forecaster of the Month nine times, most recently in May 2012. Institutional Investor's survey of U.S. fixed-income investors co-ranked O'Sullivan as the top U.S. economic analyst three times. In the financial press, he is a primary source for original thinking and insightful analysis of the U.S. economy and markets.
O'Sullivan began his career at J.P. Morgan in 1985, moving to UBS in 2001. Prior to High Frequency Economics, he was Chief Economist at MF Global, which he joined in 2009.
SOURCE High Frequency Economics