Leadership Team

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Stephen J. Douglass

Chief Economist

Committees: Member, Investment Committee

Stephen is a chief economist in the Fixed Income and Derivatives Portfolio Management Group and a member of NISA’s Investment Committee. Stephen conducts analysis on the global economy, monetary and fiscal policy and interest rate markets. He is a member of the team responsible for communicating economic, market and portfolio-related information to clients and is a frequent contributor to NISA’s blog perspectives and other thought pieces.

Stephen joined NISA in 2016. Prior to NISA, he was a trader/analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he analyzed U.S. interest rate markets and helped manage the Fed’s multi-trillion dollar portfolio of Treasury securities. He has previous experience as a trader at a multi-strategy hedge fund. Stephen earned a BA in Mathematical Economics from Colgate University, an MBA from INSEAD and an MA in International Economics from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

Recent Perspectives

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Fitch Downgrade Highlights Deteriorating Fiscal Outlook

Limited Direct Impact From The Downgrade Fitch Ratings surprised market participants late Tuesday by downgrading the sovereign credit rating of the U.S. Government from AAA to AA+, citing “expected fiscal...

August 2023