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Constance Hunter is chief economist in the alternative investment division of KPMG, a multinational audit, tax and advisory firm. She was named to the position in June 2013. In this role, she is responsible for economic forecasting, planning and strategy, and client relationship development.
Hunter joined KPMG from AXA Investment Managers, where she served as deputy chief investment officer of fixed income. Before AXA, she held chief economist roles at Aladdin Capital Management LLC, and Galtere Ltd.
She sits on the board of the National Association of Business Economics.
John Lothian News Interview
KPMG’s Constance Hunter Says the Fed is True to Its Word on QE When Constance Hunter looks at the Federal Reserve Bank and US economy, she sees some positive and negatives like all economists do. She also says the Fed didn’t fool markets when it didn’t change its quantitative easing in September. Actually, she argues that the Fed was doing just what they said they would do. Hunter, who joined audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG as its chief economist, Alternative Investments in June, says that the markets misread Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s comments about tapering its quantitative easing program in September. In an interview with John Lothian News editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf, Hunter says the Fed has been quite direct with the bond market about its strategy, direction and potential moves over the past several months. That may strike some in the market as odd, because many in the bond market were surprised to see the Fed hold its line again in September on QE, and maintain the policy again. Here’s Hunter’s view on where the Fed is coming from on the issue of QE.
Hunter received a Bachelor of Arts from New York University and a Masters of International Affairs from Columbia University.
- KPMG Hires Constance Hunter As Chief Economist For Its Alternative Investments Practice. KPMG.
- Executive Profile: Constance Hunter. Bloomberg Businessweek.