Erik Norland is Executive Director and Senior Economist of CME Group. In this role, he is responsible for identifying emerging trends and evaluating economic factors in generating economic analysis on global financial markets. He also forecasts their impact on the company’s business strategy and upon clients who trade i i i i i in various markets. Norland is also a highly regarded spokesperson of CME Group on global economic, financial, and geopolitical conditions. He has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, working for investment banks and hedge funds both in the United States and in France.