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Founder & CEO

Jens Nordvig

Jens Nordvig has an over 20-year track record as a leading markets economist and strategist. He has been awarded the Wolfson Economics finalist prize and was ranked #1 in Currency Strategy by Institutional Investors. Jens was previously a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, a Senior Investment Associate at Bridgewater and Head of Fixed Income Research and Global Currency Strategy at Nomura Securities before founding Exante Data in 2016. Jens is a frequent guest on CNBC and Bloomberg. He has published op-eds in The Financial Times and is author of "The Fall of the Euro". Jens is based in New York.

Advisory Board Member

Grant Wilson

Based in Sydney, Australia, Grant Wilson is Chair of TNG Limited, a listed critical minerals company in Australia. For three years previously, he was Head of Asia Pac for Exante Data. Grant has extensive capital markets experience, including real money (Bankers Trust), sovereign wealth (GIC, where he was Global Head of FX/Macro) and hedge funds (Moore Capital and Civic Capital, as Founder & CEO). Grant has informed policy formation in Australia in response to COVID-19, and is a regular contributor to the Australian Financial Review.

Special Advisor

Tor Vollalokken

Based in Barcelona, Spain and Oslo, Norway, Tor Vollalokken has spent his entire professional life in the foreign exchange market, including 15 years with DnB where he was Head of FX in Oslo and later served as a Branch Manger in London, and 25 years as an independent analyst and advisor to hedge funds, sovereigns, fund managers, family offices and energy companies worldwide. Tor has a special focus on Scandinavian currencies.

Chief Economic Advisor

Chris Marsh

Based in London, Chris Marsh holds a PhD in international macroeconomics and has worked at the International Monetary Fund and in finance for 15 years. An expert on IMF financial programming, Chris started The General Theorist blog in 2017 which focuses on the intersection between money and the balance of payments. His interests are global macro-financial linkages, central bank balance sheets, debt sustainability, and emerging markets.

Head of Political Risk Analysis

Wouter Jongbloed

As Head of Political Risk Analysis, Wouter Jongbloed leads and develops the political and policy risk practice at Exante Data. He pays particular attention to the intersections of US, European and Chinese developments. He came to Exante with extensive experience working in academia and with various law firms. Wouter is a published author with Oxford University Press on a variety of topics including Sovereign Investments, as well as cross-border FDI. Wouter is based in New York City

Senior Strategist

Alex Etra

Based in Washington, D.C., Alex Etra is Senior Strategist at Exante Data responsible for producing analytical insights on global macro trends, cross-border capital flows, FX intervention and global central bank policy for Exante's institutional clients, as well as being major contributor to our Global Flow Analytics platform. Prior to joining Exante Data, Alex spent five years at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York advising senior management on sovereign and bank credit risk and foreign central bank activity.

Python Economist

María Castañeda

Based in Bogotá, Colombia, María Castañeda is an economist with experience in data science, econometric model building and macroeconomic analysis. María has worked in the financial sector as an economic and Big Data researcher and has master's and postgraduate studies in economics and statistics. Her areas of interest are: monetary policy, data analysis, Latin America, economic growth.

Macro Strategist

Shekhar Hari Kumar

Shekhar Hari Kumar is based out of London and holds a PhD in International Economics. Shekhar has worked in macro-finance research for 10 years. His research primarily focuses on the international trilemma, studying the interaction between capital flows and exchange rate / monetary policy in emerging markets. His secondary research interests include financial econometrics and changepoint analysis. He has previously worked as a consultant at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi and is an alumnus of IHEID Geneva and IIT-Madras


Martin Lynge Rasmussen

Martin Lynge Rasmussen is based in London and joined Exante Data from the European Central Bank's China desk, before which he worked as a China Economist at Capital Economics. Prior to that, he interned for Morgan Stanley, Beijing Lakefront Asset Management and Payden & Rygel Investment Management. Martin has a BBA in finance from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a master's in international economics and China studies from Johns Hopkins SAIS. Martin has lived in China for five years and is fluent in Mandarin.

Chief of Staff | Global Client Relationship Manager

Kaye Gentle

Kaye is based in New York and joined Exante in 2018. She has 15 + years of experience specializing in customer satisfaction, operations management, event planning. She loves to connect with the voice of the team and clients to cultivate positive experiences, always aiming to exceed expectations with concise attention to detail and distinct ability to build effective relationships. Kaye holds an M.A. in Interpersonal Communication from the University of Hartford.

Global Client Relationship Specialist

Alicia Chambers

Alicia Chambers is based in Georgia and joined Exante Data in 2021. She is on the Client Relations Team and plays an integral role in managing the back office. Alicia comes to Exante with about two decades of customer service, planning and operations experience in the aviation industry. The love is in the details for Alicia, she is very meticulous. Her problem solving, multitasking, and time management abilities is what makes her deliver phenomenal service every day.

Chief Technology Advisor

Web Begole

As the lead technical advisor to Exante Data, Web Begole oversees data procurement, programmatic analytics and technical infrastructure that power our website and Currency Overlay platforms. Leveraging a background from both creative and technical industries, Web brings innovative approaches and novel analysis to alternative data relevant to current market themes such as our COVID-19 research. Web is based in New York and carries degrees in arts and Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology and The New School.

Senior Front End Engineer

Seth Balodi

Based in New York City, Seth Balodi is the senior lead for the continued development of the Exante Data web platform and the maintenance, integration and expansion of the Exante Data Timeseries API. Seth joined Exante Data in 2017 and is focused on continuing to create useful models, web pages and data platforms for Exante Data clients to interact with.

Junior Front End Developer

Nelli Butenko

Based in New York City, Nelli Butenko is responsible for building out the user side of Exante Data applications. Nelli focuses on developing and implementing user friendly tools and features on the Exante Data Global Flow Analytics platform and building internal libraries for graphing data. Nelli holds a degree in Civil Law from Kutafin Moscow State Law University

Dev/Sec/Ops Engineer

Shelby Soutter

Based in Salt Lake City, Shelby Soutter is responsible for managing and optimizing the backend infrastructure that supports both the frontend developers and the Python Economists. Shelby joined in 2022 and is focused on automation and migration to improve client experience and speed of content delivery.

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