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Nicholas Sargen
Senior Fellow / Global Markets and Investment Management

Nicholas Sargen is a senior fellow at the Center for Financial Stability, focusing on Global Markets and Investment Management.

Outside of CFS, Nick is the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Western & Southern Financial Group based in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is also a Senior Investment Advisor at Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary. In his former role, Mr. Sargen served as Chief Investment Officer and was responsible for overseeing the investment activity for all assets under management for Fort Washington and its divisions and subsidiaries.

Prior to joining Fort Washington in June, 2003, Mr. Sargen's experience encompassed many years as an international economist and global money manager. He previously served as Managing Director for JP Morgan Chase in New York, where he was Chief Investment Strategist for JP Morgan Private Bank. He has also served as Managing Director for Prudential Insurance Company, where he was Chief Investment Officer for Global Fixed Income Advisors. Previously, he was Director, Bond Market Research, for Salomon Brothers. His experience includes positions with Morgan Guaranty Trust, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and the U.S. Department of Treasury. In addition, Nick is a published author of the book "Global Shocks" that was released October 2016.

Mr. Sargen was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, where he earned a Ph.D. and a M.A. in economics from Stanford University; he received an undergraduate degree in economics at the University of California - Berkeley. He has taught courses at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration and Xavier University, where he is also an executive in residence. Mr. Sargen frequently contributes research articles on global investing to various publications, and he had been a regular panelist with Louis Rukeyser from 2001 through 2004.


Recent Papers & Views by Nicholas Sargen

Sargen: A Tale of Two Countries: UK and France (June 22, 2017)

Sargen: Time to Consider Europe (May 25, 2017)

Sargen on Corporate Tax Cuts versus Tax Reform Revisited (May 2, 2017)

Sargen on Healthcare, the Budget, and Tax Reform (March 22, 2017)

Sargen on China – U.S. Tensions…Diminish for Now (February 28, 2017)

Sargen on Trump’s Trade Policy (February 7, 2017)


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