Wall Street 50 – 2016

Jim O’Sullivan/High Frequency Economics

Jim O’Sullivan is chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics, an independent economics research firm. He forecasts and analyzes macro-economic developments and policy actions driving financial markets. According to MarketWatch, he is “the best high-frequency economic forecaster in America.” He has been MarketWatch Forecaster of the Year in eight of the 12 years since the award was created, including each of the last five.

Ranking is based on accuracy in projecting U.S. economic indicators. Jim began his career at JPMorgan and has also worked at UBS and MF Global.

Born in New York, Jim grew up in Co. Offaly. His father is from Abbeyfeale in Limerick and his mother from Drimoleague in Cork. Jim holds a B.A. in economics from Trinity College Dublin, where he earned the distinction of scholar. He also earned an M.A. in economics from Queen’s University in Ontario. He lives in Manhattan with his Offaly-born wife, Margaret Molloy, a marketing executive, and their sons, Finn and Emmet.

On Twitter he is @OSullivanEcon.