ABOUT OUR TEAM
President, Bianco Research
Jim Bianco is President and Macro Strategist at Bianco Research, L.L.C. Since 1990 Jim’s commentaries have offered a unique perspective on the global economy and financial markets. Unencumbered by the biases of traditional Wall Street research, Jim has built a decades long reputation for objective, incisive commentary that challenges consensus thinking. In nearly 20 years at Bianco Research, Jim’s wide ranging commentaries have addressed monetary policy, the intersection of markets and politics, the role of government in the economy, fund flows and positioning in financial markets.
Jim appears regularly on CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox Business, and is often featured in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, Grants Interest Rate Observer, and MarketWatch. Prior to joining Arbor and Bianco Research, Jim was a Market Strategist in equity and fixed income research at UBS Securities and Equity Technical Analyst at First Boston and Shearson Lehman Brothers. He is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) and a member of the Market Technicians Association (MTA). Jim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Marquette University (1984) and an MBA from Fordham University (1989).
Greg Blaha, Research Analyst, graduated from the University of Notre Dame in May 2001. While there, he majored in both Finance and Computer Applications. He is responsible for product layout and delivery, database management and the daily operations of maintaining the web site. He is also responsible for the production of certain weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports, the production of Daily Newsclips, and assists with the research/analysis involved with the Commentaries.
Ben Breitholtz is a Data Scientist with Bianco Research and Senior Vice President at Arbor Research & Trading. Ben is responsible for daily analysis and predictive models on global financial markets and economic data. His work often focuses on central bank policies, inflation and broad macroeconomic themes. Ben earned a Bachelors degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a Masters of Science in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University.
Pete Forbes is a Data Scientist at Bianco Research and Vice President at Arbor Research & Trading. Pete is responsible for daily analysis and predictive models on global financial markets. He regularly writes about foreign exchange, inflation protection, ETF flows, energy and emerging markets. Pete graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2002 with a Bachelors degree in Finance and Real Estate, and is pursuing a Masters in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University (expected 2018)
Ryan Malo, Research Analyst, graduated from DePaul University in June 2005. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He is responsible for the product layout and delivery, database management and the daily operations of maintaining the web site. He also is responsible in the production of certain weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports.