Lacy Hunt

Lacy Hunt

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Lacy Hunt is an internationally recognized economist and Executive Vice President of Hoisington Investment Management Company, a firm that manages $6.12 billion for pension funds, endowments, insurance companies and others. He also serves as Vice Chairman of HIMCO’s strategic investment policy committee and also Chief Economist for the Wasatch Hoisington Treasury Bond Fund. Dr. Hunt is one of the internationally known monetary economists on the theory of debt deflation and one of the only fixed income managers that has been on the correct side of interest rates for decades. He is known for his long-held views that interest rates in the United States will continue to decline. For nearly 14 years, Dr. Hunt was Chief U.S. Economist for HSBC Group, one of the world’s largest banks. He was also Executive Vice President and Chief Economist at Fidelity Bank and Vice President for Monetary Economics at Chase Econometrics Associates, Inc. Dr. Hunt is the author of two books, and numerous articles in leading magazines, periodicals, and scholarly journals.

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  • The firm specializes in the management of fixed income portfolios for large institutional clients.

  • The firm has more than $6+ billion under management, with a client base of corporate and public funds, foundations, endowments, Taft-Hartley funds and insurance companies.

  • HIMCO is known for its insightful Quarterly Review, which for many years has been the rare macroeconomic commentary that has both thoughtfully and accurately opined on the direction of interest rates. 



  • Dr. Hunt has been quoted by periodicals such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Barron’s, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Investor’s Business Daily and many others.

  • Included among the publishers of his articles are Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Business Economics, the Journal of Finance, the Financial Analysts Journal and the Journal of Portfolio Management.  

  • He has been a guest on PBS on The Nightly Business Report, The News Hour, and Wall Street Week.

  •  He has been on CNN shows Moneyline, and Business Morning and on CNBC’s Squawk Box and World Business.

  • He has also appeared on CBS Evening News, NBC’s Today Show, and ABC’s World News Tonight. 

  • He has testified before various committees of Congress, including House Ways and Means, Senate Finance and Senate Banking.