Kathleen Camilli is one of the nation's top economic forecasters and independent economists. Her firm, Camilli Economics, provides clients, including investment organizations, corporations, high net worth individuals and family offices, with "real world" economic guidance for smart business and financial decisions. Building on her more than two decades of accomplished private and public sector experience, Ms. Camilli provides "on target" analysis on the workings of the U.S. economy and financial markets. Armed with a solid foundation of global macro/micro economic perspectives, she offers unique insight into complex issues and translates those into understandable, actionable ideas.
Known for her consistently accurate forecasting, Kathleen Camilli is one of the leading economists in the country today and has received top ranking from objective performance raters, including The Wall Street Journal, who named her one of the top five economic forecasters two years in a row; Businessweek, who named her the number one performing forecaster, and Institutional Investor.
Before founding Camilli Economics in 2004, Ms. Camilli was the U.S. Economist at Credit Suisse Asset Management (CSAM) in New York where she provided insight on the U.S. economy to the firm's investment process overseeing $312 billion in fixed income and equity assets globally. Before joining CSAM, she was Tucker Anthony's Director of Economic Research for six years. During her career, she has worked as a money market economist at Drexel Burnham Lambert, and as a Fed-watcher at Chase Manhattan Bank. She began her career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where she trained as a practicing economist and was responsible for forecasting reserves for the Open Market Desk.
Kathleen Camilli received B.A. degrees in both Economics and French from Douglass College, Rutgers University. She studied at Universite de Laval, Quebec, Canada and Universite de Paris III, VII, France. She earned an M.B.A. in Finance and an M.A. in French Studies from New York University.
A frequent commentator, author and speaker, Kathleen Camilli is well known as a strong communicator and translator of complex issues into understandable, actionable ideas. She appears regularly on CNN, CNBC, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Nightly Business Report and Bloomberg Business News. She has been quoted in the financial press, including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today. Ms. Camilli is an external speaker on macro and micro economic issues for KPMG.
Ms. Camilli serves on the Boards of Directors of the UniFirst Corporation in Wilmington, Mass. (NYSE=UNF), and AGF Investment Management in Toronto, Canada (AGF:B:CN). She is on the Audit and Compensation Committees of both organizations' boards.
Ms. Camilli is a member of the Economic Club of New York, the National Association of Corporate Directors, the National Association of Business Economics, Women Corporate Directors, the Forecasters Club, the 30% Club, 2020 Women on Boards, and Women in the Boardroom. Her civic activities include serving on the steering committee of 2020 Women on Boards NY Chapter, which arranges the annual grassroots event around the country to promote women on boards, as well as leading legislative activities to promote diversity on boards. The organization has been instrumental in diversity legislation being passed in California, Illinois, and Massachusetts. New York is a work in progress.