A Flock of Black Swans
Presented by Constance Hunter
April 7, 2011 - GIC Rome, Italy
Speaker / Author
Constance Hunter is currently a Managing Director and the Chief Economist at Aladdin Capital. Prior to joining Aladdin, she was with Galtere Ltd., a global macro hedge fund, where she served as a Chief Economist. Prior to and concurrently with, Galtere Ltd., she was the Managing Member and Chief Investment Officer of Coronat Asset Management. In that role, Ms. Hunter identified macro themes and invested in global equity and FX markets to capitalize on these themes. Prior to founding Coronat, Ms. Hunter was a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Quantrarian Capital Management, a hedge fund that invests in Asian markets. In addition, she has worked as a Portfolio Manager at Firebird Management, LLC after starting her career as an economist at Chase Manhattan Bank as an economist in foreign exchange.
Throughout her nearly sixteen‐year career, Ms. Hunter has honed her ability to pick a needle from the economic haystack of data, synthesizing information to identify turning points for economies and markets. Ms. Hunter is an active member of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) where she chairs NABE’s International Roundtable. She will be co-chair of the NABE delegation to Brazil in August 2011 (the 2010 trip was to China). In addition to being one of the economists surveyed in the NABE outlook survey, she participates in the CNBC Fed Watcher survey, the Macro Market’s quarterly survey on home prices in the United States, and her forecasts on the U.S. economy, the Chinese economy, and the UK economy are included in Bloomberg’s survey of economists who produce forecasts for these countries. Ms. Hunter authors Aladdin Capital’s weekly outlook on global markets. She recently began penning the “Inflation Watch” section which enables the firm and its clients to understand and capitalize on the implications of various inflation statistics under unusual circumstances when the Federal Reserve is engaging a non-standard monetary policy and when a country as large as China has pegged its currency to the U.S. dollar.
Ms. Hunter earned a Masters of International Affairs from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts from New York University. She is a regular guest on CNBC, PBS Nightly Business Report and Bloomberg TV, as well as being quoted in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Forbes and The New York Times to name a few. Her professional memberships include: the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) where she is a board member, The New York Association for Business Economics, Money Marketeers, Network 20/20 and The Global Interdependence Center. Ms Hunter is a Patron of The World Policy Institute in New York.