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Ellen Zentner


Ellen Zentner, Executive Director, is a Senior Desk Economist for the US at Nomura, the global investment bank. She provides in-depth analysis and research on US macro-economic trends and identifies anomalies in market data which signal important economic shifts. Ellen works with the US economics team to monitor and provide forecasts for the US economy. She is also responsible for providing timely and instantaneous updates on market moving indicators to Nomura’s sales and trading desks as well as clients.

Ellen regularly appears in the media and has a strong international broadcast presence with Bloomberg News, CNBC and CBS Evening News.

Ellen joined Nomura in May 2011, from Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, LTD, where she worked for eight years as Senior US Macro Economist. Previously, she was Senior Economist at the Texas State Comptroller for five years. Ellen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Colorado.




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