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Erik F. Nielsen
Group Chief Economist
Global Head of CIB Research
UniCredit Bank, London
Moore House - MRE
120 London Wall
UK-EC2Y 5ET London
United Kingdom
+44 207 826-1765

Erik Fossing Nielsen is Group Chief Economist and Global Head of CIB Research at UniCredit Group, as well as chairman of the Group Investment Committee.  In these roles Erik is responsible for forming and communicating the independent research views on macroeconomic and policy issues, markets and asset allocation, under the UniCredit banner.

Prior to joining UniCredit in September 2011, Erik worked for fifteen years as an economist at Goldman Sachs in New York and London, where his most recent role was Chief European Economist overseeing the European and CEE economics teams.  Before joining Goldman Sachs he spent ten years in Washington DC working as an economist for the IMF and World Bank in various capacities, including as country economist for Russia and Turkey, and as a debt expert working on sovereign debt workouts around the world. 

Erik started his career as an economist at the Danish Central Bank in Copenhagen, where he worked mostly on European economic and exchange rate issues.  He also taught for two years at the Copenhagen Business School. He holds a graduate degree in Economics from the University of Copenhagen.

Erik is one of the most frequently quoted economists in the financial media, and appears regularly as guest host and commentator on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, CNN and other channels.

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