Sayee Srinivasan

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Sayee Srinivasan
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Occupation Chief Economist and Head of Research
Employer American Bankers Association
Location Washington, D.C.

Sayee Srinivasan is the chief economist and head of research for the American Bankers Association. He joined the organization in that role on June 7, 2021.

He will manage a professional staff of economists, data scientists and analysts while building and maintaining the ABA's preeminent research and data capabilities. He will also provide strategic direction for industry surveys and benchmarking studies on critical issues and coordinate with banker committees and ABA policy experts to identify and respond to the association’s research and data needs.[1]

He was previously deputy director of risk surveillance for the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)’s Division of Clearing and Risk, after serving as chief economist at the CFTC. He was named to that position in December 2013 by Chairman Gary Gensler.[2] Srinivasan joined the commission in 2012 in the Office of the Chief Economist.

Srinivasan was previously a director of Asian product and market development for CME Group. He is also an adjunct professor for the Illinois Institute of Technology, Stuart School of Business.[3]


Srinivasan worked for CME Group starting in 2001. Before that, he was a research economist for OptiMark Technologies from 1999 to 2001.

He has written articles for various trade and industry publications, and co-authored books.

In 2009, Srinivasan was believed to be a possible contender for the chief executive officer spot at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).[4]


Srinivasan holds a Ph.D and a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin. He also holds a Master of Management Studies in Finance and a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Bombay, India.


  • Electronic Commerce and the Revolution in Financial Markets, by Ming Fan, Jan Stallaert, Sayee Srinivasan and Andrew Whinston (South-Western College Pub, 2001) - ISBN 978-0030329937