Director, Head of Economic and Market Strategy
Jeffrey is a Director and the Head of Economic and Market Strategy at ClearBridge Investments overseeing capital market and economic research and contributing thought leadership on these topics to the institutional investor and financial advisor communities. He is the architect of the firm's Anatomy of a Recession (AOR) program, which features a dashboard of 12 indicators tracking shifts in the U.S. economy that could signal increased recession risk. AOR has attracted a loyal following of over 200,000 financial professionals in both the U.S. and globally by providing timely analysis of the connection between equity markets and the economy, findings Jeff presents at investment industry and client events. Jeff is frequently quoted in the financial media, including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CNBC and Reuters, a regular guest on a number of financial broadcasts and an editorial contributor to Forbes. He also presents his economic and market research to the ClearBridge Investment Team on a quarterly basis as well as providing timely context on the latest economic reports. In addition, he hosts ClearBridge's monthly podcast series and is a recurring guest on the Franklin Templeton Talking Markets podcast. Jeff joined ClearBridge Investments in 2014 and has 18 years of investment industry experience. Prior to joining ClearBridge, he was a Portfolio Specialist at Lord Abbett & Co., LLC. He received a BS in Finance from Rutgers University and is a member of the CFA Institute.