Understanding the global business cycle, the excesses of fear or over-confidence
about the future, helps navigate through periods of feast and famine in financial
Steven Wieting is the Chief Investment Strategist and Chief Economist at the Private
Bank, heading our global strategy team which formulates our macro investment views
across all regions and asset classes. He chairs our Global Investment Committee, which
sets our tactical asset allocation.
In his capacity as Chief Economist, Steven provides detailed macroeconomic analysis
and advice across regions, utilizing Citi’s global platform and third-party
research to discover and define how clients can understand and invest in a complex
Before joining the Private Bank, Steven served as Citi Investment Research’s
head of economics for the US institutional equities business. He was responsible for
advising the firm’s institutional
and government clients globally on macroeconomic developments, forecasts and policy
analysis. Steven has published extensively on demographic and policy challenges with
a focus on the implications for long-term asset market performance. He has provided
evidence for government policymakers assessing financial reforms.
During his time at Citi
Research, Steven analyzed credit, commodity and foreign exchange market influences
while providing the firm’s US corporate earnings forecasts and macro level equity
He was also economic advisor to the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Global Investment
Committee until early 2013 and was a voting member of predecessor Asset Allocation
Committees at Salomon Smith Barney.
Steven was awarded an MS in Quantitative Economics at Bernard M Baruch College
and has also acquired credits towards a PhD in Economics at the City University Graduate