About Us

In 1988, Dr. Carl B. Weinberg founded High Frequency Economics with four clients, a Macintosh SE30 and a fax machine. Today, our suite of research products and economic forecasts reach investment managers, hedge funds, analysts, asset allocators and traders at over 350 institutions in 35 countries worldwide.

In founding High Frequency Economics, the Wall Street Journal described Weinberg as choosing "perhaps the riskiest route," becoming an "entrepreneurial economist."

That risk paid off—for over a quarter of a century, High Frequency Economics has guided our clients through major economic and market events, from the unification of Germany to the founding of the euro, from the Asian financial crisis to the Euro Zone sovereign debt crisis, from the S&L meltdown in the United States to Lehman's failure in 2008.

Our research and analysis comes straight from our team of respected and globally recognized economists. Financial services professionals know that with High Frequency Economics, they will always get a seasoned, independent point of view.

Meet Our Team

Carl B. Weinberg


FOUNDER AND CHIEF ECONOMIST

Dr. Carl B. Weinberg is the founder and Chief Economist of High Frequency Economics. Barron’s noted recently that Dr. Weinberg is "sought after as much for his provocative views on the global economies as for his deep experience."

Before founding High Frequency Economics in 1988, Dr. Weinberg served as Senior International Economist at Shearson Lehman Brothers, where he was involved in advisory projects in G-7 countries, Africa and Latin America. He also supported the capital markets activities of the firm as its Chief International Economist. From 1982 to 1984, he worked on restructuring bank loans to Latin American sovereign borrowers, representing the Bank of Montreal in multiyear restructuring negotiations on a dozen Bank Advisory Committees. He has also worked at the OECD in Paris, as a member of the economic forecasting unit.

From 1978 to 1981, Dr. Weinberg co-authored the Wharton World Economic Model while serving as Director of Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates. He also led a global econometric modeling project at the National Bureau of Economic Research. As an IBM Fellow in the mid-1970s, Dr. Weinberg established a European Research and Simulation Center at the IBM Scientific Center in Pisa, Italy. He was also a founding contributor to Project Link, an IMF- and UN-affiliated econometric modeling group in which he still participates.

Dr. Weinberg has taught economics at the European University Institute in Florence, the Wharton School and New York University, where he currently teaches a graduate course in international finance. Dr. Weinberg earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Rutgers University.

Jim O'Sullivan


CHIEF U.S. ECONOMIST

Jim O'Sullivan is valued by traders and investors for successfully combining broad macro analysis with expertise in the data and events that set the tone for financial markets from week to week.

O'Sullivan is consistently the top-ranked forecaster on Bloomberg for non-farm payrolls, one of the most widely-watched U.S. economic indicators. According to MarketWatch, he is the "most accurate forecaster in America over the past 10 years." He has been the reigning MarketWatch Forecaster of the Year for the past seven years, 2011 through 2017. He also won the honor in 2004, 2006 and 2008—that's nine of the 12 years since the award was created. Ranking is based on accuracy in projecting U.S. economic indicators, with virtually all Wall Street economists tracked. He has been MarketWatch Forecaster of the Month 20 times, most recently in December 2017.

O'Sullivan was named Reuters' U.S. Forecaster of the Year for 2014, 2015 and 2016. He has been co-ranked as top U.S. economic analyst three times in Institutional Investor's survey of U.S. fixed-income investors, and he has been ranked among the top three analysts five times.

Prior to joining High Frequency Economics, O'Sullivan served as Chief Economist at MF Global, where he built the firm's global economics department. He was Senior U.S. Economist at UBS from 2001 to 2009. O'Sullivan began his career at J.P. Morgan in 1985, where he authored the U.S. section of Global Data Watch, the firm's flagship publication. He is the editor and lead author of Data Decoder: An Investor's Guide to the U.S. Economy, a guidebook for tracking the U.S. economy, published in 2002.

O'Sullivan earned an M.A. in economics from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He holds a B.A. in economics from Trinity College in Dublin, where he was named a Scholar of the University.

Carisa Weinberg


MANAGING EDITOR

Carisa oversees the production and distribution of High Frequency's research products. She is also responsible for operations management and development projects.

She began her career with HFE in 1997 as Copy Editor and "Faxologist," distributing the daily research via a bank of 32 fax modems.

Carisa earned a Master of Philosophy in American Studies from New York University, where her research focused on nineteenth century U.S. history, including the relationship between slavery, territorial expansion and the nascent financial system. She holds a bachelor's degree from Sarah Lawrence College.

Carisa and Carl Weinberg married in 2009. They have a precocious daughter named Emelia.

Wayne Pasternack


VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES

Wayne joined High Frequency Economics in 2017 after more than 20 years as a Senior Sales Executive at Bloomberg LP, where he covered corporations, banks, hedge funds and insurance companies in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Michigan and Missouri.

Prior to his work in sales, Wayne spent over 10 years as an international money market broker for Tullet Prebon and Martin Bierbaum Money Markets, specializing in Eurodollar time deposits, Euro CDs and interest rate swaps.

Wayne has a bachelor's degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship/New Venture Management from Northeastern University.

Kathy Pallett


DIRECTOR OF CLIENT RELATIONS

Kathy has been with High Frequency Economics since 2011, when she joined the team as a Sales Assistant. In her current role as Director of Client Relations, she enjoys working to strengthen relationships with HFE's global client base.

Previously, Kathy was an Underwriter for Apple Bank, where she evaluated residential mortgage risk.

Kathy earned a Master of Science degree in Organization Leadership from Mercy College and has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Iona College. She enjoys spending time with her husband as devoted parents to their two children.

Nari Chun


ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES

Nari joined High Frequency Economics from Exiger LLP, where she was Director of Business Development. She helped to create and implement the sales strategy for the Investment Intelligence sales initiative, which included selling AI and diligence reports offerings to investment professionals.

Prior to Exiger, Nari spent over 10 years at Bloomberg LP, driving new business and providing service to existing clients in Canada and the Midwest. In her most recent role, she managed one of the firm's top accounts, ensuring continued partnership and delivery of value added solutions.

Nari has a bachelor's degree in Business with a concentration in Accounting from Boston College.

Will Compernolle


RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Since joining High Frequency Economics in 2016, Will has assisted in daily research and production, in addition to contributing to product development.

Will completed a Master of Arts degree in Economics at New York University. He received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

Before joining High Frequency Economics, Will worked at Facebook and as a middle school math teacher in Austin, Texas.

He was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs and enjoys traveling, reading and running in his free time.

Philimina Doman


OFFICE MANAGER

Philimina joined High Frequency Economics in 2013 as a Production Assistant. She is now responsible for coordinating office functions and serves as primary liaison to the Managing Director to ensure smooth operations for the HFE team.

Prior to joining HFE, Philimina worked as a Senior Designer at Time Warner, where she developed innovative print and promotional campaign materials.

Philimina earned a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from St. Thomas Aquinas College. She enjoys spending time with her husband and baking with her kids.

Nina Miller


EDITOR

Nina has been part of the team at High Frequency Economics since 2012.

Previously she worked within academic publishing, first as Managing Editor of a literary journal based at the University of Connecticut, and then as Publishing Manager at Bucknell University Press. She has also been an Assistant Editor at a children’s magazine, and served as a writing, language and literature teacher in various capacities.

Nina holds a Master of Arts in English and a Master of Education in Secondary Education from the University of Oregon. She earned her bachelor's degree in English from Muhlenberg College.