Erik Norland is Executive Director and Senior Economist of CME Group. He is responsible for generating economic analysis on global financial markets by identifying emerging trends, evaluating economic factors and forecasting their impact upon those who trade in its various markets. He is also one of CME Group's spokespeople on global economic, financial and geopolitical conditions.
Prior to joining CME Group, Norland gained more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry working for investment banks and hedge funds both in the United States and in France.
Norland holds a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from St. Mary's College of Maryland and an M.A. in statistics from Columbia University. He is also a CFA Charterholder.
Director of Market Development and Education, CME Group
David Gibbs, Director of Market Development and Education at CME Group, is a futures market professional with more than thirty-five years of industry experience. Beginning in the open-outcry pits of the Chicago futures exchanges, he has held leadership positions with global futures
commission merchants and actively traded financial futures, options and cash-market products for both buy-side and sell-side firms.
He is an expert in the pricing mechanism for derivatives, including financial futures and their underlying products. Leveraging that expertise, David also is a noted teacher of the application of futures and options and how they are used successfully by professional traders and managers of risk in today's increasingly unpredictable economic and geopolitical
As a leader in developing product content at CME Group, David engages end-users of derivative products from asset management, hedge fund, prop trading, and banking communities around the world.