Chief Economist and Strategist
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After a Master II in Finance, I wrote a thesis in Financial Economics at Paris-Dauphine University (France). Although I enjoyed my time in the academic sphere, the overly theoretical framework and the lack of daily risk-taking led me to pursue a career as a market economist. Being also ... more

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U.S. New Vehicle Sales Fell To A Three-Month Low In November
U.S. new vehicle sales declined for the second straight month in November and came below expectations.
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Preview (S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller) - U.S. Housing Prices Index For October Will Increase By More Than 7.0% YoY
The main index (20-City Composite) beat the consensus last month (+5.30%e YoY), rising by 6.57% YoY in September, up from 5.33% in August. It was the fastest increase YoY since April 2018.
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Chinese Seize Over $4 Billion In Cryptoassets
The Block reported yesterday that according court records, Chinese authorities confiscated a total of 194,775 bitcoin, 833,083 ether, 1.4M litecoin,487M XRP, 79.6K bitcoin cash, 27.6M EOS, 74.2K dash, 6 Billion dogecoin, and 213.7K tether.
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Eurozone Deflation Will Push ECB To Act As Soon As December
The ECB is likely to revise downward both its inflation and growth estimates in December, when it will update its forecasts.
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U.S. New Vehicle Sales Rose To 7-Month High In September, Getting Close To Pre-Crisis Level
According to Wards data, U.S. New Vehicle Sales increased by 7.6% MoM, reaching 16.34M SAAR and beating the Bloomberg consensus of 15.70M.
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U.S. New Vehicle Sales Are Expected To Rise In September Despite Lack Of New Government Stimulus
Analysts expect U.S. new vehicle sales to keep rising in September after increasing by 42.3% MoM in May, 6.9% in June, 11.3% in July and 4.6% in August.
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Chief Economist, Strategist
Market Securities (Kyte Group)
July 2011 - Present (9 years 8 months)

-Top forecaster of the U.S. [2012-2019], Euro-Area [2015-2019] and Chinese Economy [2017-2019] according to Bloomberg.
- Management of a team (four persons) and external communication through conferences, writing of articles and a presence on social networks
- Development, coordination and production of daily, weekly and quarterly economic reviews
- Supplies a follow-up of the U.S., Eurozone and Chinese economic dynamics

 

Economist, Strategist Assistant
Dexia Securities
June 2009 - June 2011 (2 years 1 month)

- Creation of weekly advanced indicators of the economic and financial situation (among others, real estate index, investor confidence index, risk aversion indicator, economic weekly leading indicator)
- Creation and writing of a monthly review (« Cap Immobilier ») discussing the current issues and prospects in the US real estate market (residential and commercial)
- Analysis of the economic and budgetary situation of the Eurozone’s members
 

Education

Université Paris-Dauphine
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
2009 / 2012
Economics Activities and Societies: Chargé de TD - Microéconomie Industrielle - 3ème année - Microéconomie - 1ère année Thesis in French The informational efficiency of the sports betting market: a parallel with the financial markets -Showing how the sports betting market forms a simplified framework for observations, close enough to stock markets to test the informational efficiency theory
Université Paris-Dauphine
Master of Science (MSc)
2008 / 2009
Finance, General Arbitrage theory and Derivatives Pricing, Financial time-series models, Portfolio Management and Strategies involving options, Macroeconomic Fundamentals for Asset Management, Financial Markets Microstructure, Visual Basic.

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