Jens Nordvig

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Jens Nordvig (born April 19, 1974 as Jens Jakob Nordvig-Rasmussen) is a Danish-born economist specializing in foreign exchange markets and macroeconomic policy. He is the founder of Exante Data.

Contributions to Economics[edit]

Nordvig was ranked #1 in Currency Strategy by Institutional Investor three years in a row, in 2011, 2012, and 2013.[1][2][3] In 2012, he received recognition as one of five sets of finalists in the Wolfson Economics Prize for his joint authorship of "Rethinking the European monetary union," an essay on the future of the Eurozone.[4] He has published articles in The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The London School of Economics blog,[5] and has a written for VoxEU. He appears on CNBC,[6] Bloomberg,[7] and Fox News,[8] as well as on Bloomberg Radio.[9] Forbes recognized his yen trade recommendation in their "Best Ideas 2013" series.[10]

In 2001, Nordvig co-authored an economics textbook entitled Matematik og økonomi (Mathematics and Economics).[11] and, in 2003, he was awarded the U.K. Society of Business Economists' Rybczynski Prize for the best essay by a young economist. In 2013, Nordvig authored The Fall of the Euro: Reinventing the Eurozone and the Future of Global Investing, published by McGraw-Hill.[12] The analysis presented in "The Fall of the Euro" has been cited across policy circles; prominently so in France.[13][14] His 2012-study with Firoozye on the European Monetary Union is also a central part of the debate in Italy on a possible exit of the Euro.[15] Nordvig's research into the dimensions and consequences of "dark" emerging market debt has been critically acclaimed [16] and opened important room for debate in response to concerns that the Bank for International Settlement (BIS) raised on the transmission of unconventional monetary policy and the possibility of an emerging market currency crises.[17]

Education and career[edit]

Nordvig received his bachelor's and master's degrees in Economics from the University of Aarhus in Denmark, where he also did post-graduate research on new financial crises models.[18] He then worked for eight years at Goldman Sachs in London and New York, most recently as a Managing Director and Co-Head of Global Currency Strategy, before becoming a Senior Currency Strategist at Bridgewater Associates. Until 2016, he was the Global Head of FX Strategy and Head of Fixed Income Research, Americas at Nomura Securities, the global investment bank. He was responsible for developing Nomura’s Research franchise in the Americas, and coordinating the delivery of market-leading content across product lines.[19] In 2016, Nordvig founded Exante Data, a data analytics company focused on macro strategy.

In 2015, Nordvig obtained a PhD in economics from the University of Southern Denmark. His thesis was entitled Essays on the Euro-Crisis and one chapter was published in Oxford Economic Papers in 2015.[20]


  1. ^ "The 2012 All-America Fixed-Income Research Team Ranking". Institutional Investor. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Nomura Holding Press Release". Nomura Holdings. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Nomura Achieves #1 Ranking for FX Research in the Americas for Third Consecutive Year". Reuters. 24 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Wolfson Economics Prize Finalist Submission" (PDF). Policy Exchange. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-11-15. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Eurozone Breakup". London School of Economics Blog.
  6. ^ "Jens Nordvig CNBC Video Appearances".
  7. ^ "Bloomberg: Jens Nordvig". Bloomberg. Archived from the original on 3 March 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  8. ^ "Fox News: Jens Nordvig". Fox News. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  9. ^ "Bloomberg on the Radio with Jens Nordvig". Bloomberg Radio. Retrieved 12 February 2013.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ Fontevecchia, Agustino (26 November 2012). "Best Ideas 2013: Nomura's Currency Expert on How Far the Japanese Yen Will Fall". Forbes. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  11. ^ Nordvig-Rasmussen, Jens Jakob (2001). Matematik og okonomi. Denmark: Gyldendal Uddannelse. ISBN 9788700470866.
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  16. ^ Kennedy, Simon (7 March 2014). "Emerging World Poses More Danger Than in 1990s: Cutting Research". Bloomberg.
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  18. ^ "Jens Nordvig Biography". The Vox. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  19. ^ "US Fixed Income Research Road Show 2012" (PDF). Nomura Securities.
  20. ^ "Inflation targeting and macroeconomic performance since the Great Recession, Oxford Economic Papers, 67: 598-613, 2015".