Joseph LaVorgna is a Managing Director and the Chief Economist for the Americas at Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking. He leads the firm’s economic research efforts in the region, managing a team that analyzes trends in the equity, fixed income, foreign exchange, and commodity markets.
Joe served as Special Assistant to the President and Chief Economist of the National Economic Council (NEC). In this role, he was responsible for advising President Trump and NEC Director Larry Kudlow on developments in the financial markets and the broader economy. Joe provided daily economic analysis for senior White House staff and appeared regularly in the media as a spokesman for Administrative economic policy.
Joe has over 25 years of financial services experience. He joined Natixis after 20 years at Deutsche Bank where he was the firm’s Chief US Economist. During that time, he was one of the leading forecasters on Wall Street. He was perennially ranked in the prestigious Institutional Investors’ All-Star Fixed Income Survey finishing #1 on several occasions.
Joe appears regularly in the financial press. He was a CNBC contributor for over a decade and was a contributing opinion writer for The Hill prior to his White House service.
He began his professional career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as an economist in the Monetary Analysis & Projections Division. He was Senior US Economist at Lehman Brothers prior to joining Deutsche Bank.
A native New Yorker, Joe holds an economics degree from Vassar College and did graduate work at New York University.