Marc Chandler

Marc Chandler

Formal First Name
1961 - present

Marc Chandler is a well-known political economist, prolific author, and one of the most widely-respected and quoted currency experts in the industry. Marc is a Managing Partner and Chief Market Strategist of Bannockburn Global Forex, a capital markets trading firm specializing in foreign currency advisory, hedge analytics, and transaction processing. In addition, his blog, www.marctomarket, is widely read and picked up by both the traditional and social media. He has over 30 years of experience covering the global capital markets, working at economic consulting firms and global investment banks. Throughout his career on Wall Street, Marc has advised private businesses, hedge funds and asset managers on navigating the foreign exchange market. A keen observer of the interconnection of international politics and economics, he provides his colorful tae on the day's global financial and economic news, gives guest lectures at more than a dozen universities and colleges, and frequently presents to business groups and investors. Today, Marc teaches at NYU Center for Global Affairs, where he is an Associate Professor. He is also an honorary visiting professor at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Marc was the Global Head of Currency Strategy at Brown Brothers Harriman, where he worked for thirteen years.

  • At Brown Brothers, he devised currency trading strategies, took strategic positions, and wrote commentary and market forex services to clients.

  • He was Chief Currency Strategist for HSBC, where he developed a team of analysts to provide commentary and trading strategies for OECD and emerging markets.

  • He was Chief Currency Strategist for Mellon Bank, where he served on the management investment committee and developed extensive corporate contact.

  • He was a Senior Strategist for Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, responsible for short term analysis and commentary on international currency and interest rate developments.

  • He also contributed to internal and industry publications, and commanded high profile financial media during his time with Deutsche Morgan Grenfell.

  • His current research projects include global imbalances, scarcity and surplus, and the relationship between savings, investment and growth

  • He often offers non-consensus views, drawing arguments from history, philosophy, game theory, and policy analysis.