Speaker Profiles

Tom Porcelli

Tom Porcelli

Chief U.S. Economist

RBC Capital Markets

Capital Markets’ Chief U.S. Economist, Tom Porcelli tracks and analyses U.S. macro
economic data to develop forecasts around the country’s growth and prosperity.  He also closely monitors and provides
commentary on the U.S.
fiscal outlook and the monetary policy decisions made by the Federal Reserve. Mr.
Porcelli’s views are sought globally as he travels extensively to present on
the U.S. economy and U.S. markets. 

Prior to joining
RBC, Mr. Porcelli worked as an economist at Merrill Lynch, where he was a
member of the team responsible for economic forecasting and Fed watching.

Mr. Porcelli
began his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, working on the Open Market Desk. 
In this capacity, Mr. Porcelli was closely involved with the implementation of
monetary policy. In addition, he was responsible for disseminating
pertinent economic and market analysis to policy makers in an effort to provide
them with critical information used in the policy making process.

He appears
regularly on CNBC, CNN and Bloomberg, and is quoted widely in the global
press. Mr. Porcelli holds a Masters degree from Columbia University.

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