This week, on our Masters in Business radio podcast, we speak with Evercore ISI’s Ed Hyman.
An engineer by training, he approaches the assembling of economic data very differently than many practitioners of the dismal science do. He was — quite literally — the first strategist to use time share mainframe computers to crunch economic data back in the 1960s. He created a series of surveys of 300-400 private companies across all sectors that provide an unprecedented lo0k at exactly what the economy is doing in real time. He takes technical charts and annotates them in plain English.
For these and many other innovations, he is adored by his client base. Hyman has been voted the #1 economist by Institutional Investors for an 35 years consecutive years. That streak is unprecedented; there is simply no other ranking on Wall Street that is comparable. Hyman may be the most influential strategist the public never heard of.
Listen to the broadcast portion on Bloomberg radio; the full podcast is now available on iTunes, SoundCloud and on Bloomberg. Earlier podcasts can be found on iTunes and at Bloombergview.com. (The books discussed during the podcast can be found after the jump)
Be sure to check out our conversation next week with Leon Cooperman of Omega Advisors.