Aneta Markowska joins Jefferies as Managing Director and Chief Financial Economist

Maria Nikolova

Dr. Ward McCarthy is set to retire from Jefferies on April 20, 2020.

Jefferies Group LLC today announces that Aneta Markowska has joined the firm as a Managing Director and Chief Financial Economist.

Ms Markowska will be responsible for analyzing and predicting trends within the government debt and broader Fixed Income markets globally, including interpreting actions of the U.S. Federal Reserve. In her role, she will work closely with the firm’s other economists and market strategists globally, including Thomas Simons, U.S. Money Market Economist.

Ms Markowska joins Jefferies as Dr. Ward McCarthy, the firm’s longtime and well-respected economist and Fed watcher, is set to retire from Jefferies on April 20, 2020, after 11 years at the firm. Dr. McCarthy provided critical guidance in interpreting economic conditions during a period of substantial expansion in the firm’s Fixed Income business, specifically, and strong growth overall for Jefferies and its clients.

Before joining Jefferies, Dr. McCarthy spent 20 years at Stone & McCarthy Research Associates, a firm he co-founded in 1989. Earlier in his career, he was also the Chief Financial Economist and Manager of Government Debt Research at Merrill Lynch. Dr. McCarthy began his professional career as a Senior Economist, Monetary Policy Advisor and Chief of Bank Studies at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Ms Markowska joins Jefferies from Cornerstone Macro, where she was Deputy Chief Economist. Previously, she was Chief U.S. Economist at Société Générale where she spent 11 years. She started her career in interest rate derivatives at BNY/Mellon and has also worked as an analyst at Ardent Research Partners.

Ms Markowska graduated summa cum laude from Drexel University with a BS in Finance and holds an MA in Economics from New York University.

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