This week, on our Masters in Business radio podcast, we speak with Evercore ISI’s Ed Hyman.
Hyman, an engineer by training, approaches economic data differently than many practitioners of the dismal science. In the 1960s, he was the first strategist to use a time-sharing computer to crunch economic data. Hyman also created a series of wide-ranging private company surveys to provide a look at the economy in real time. To help his sales team understand complicated data, Hyman began annotating technical charts in plain English. He found clients liked the simplicity and focus as well.
For these and his many other innovations, Hyman has been voted Wall Street’s top economist by Institutional Investors for 35 consecutive years. The streak is unprecedented. Hyman may be the most influential strategist the public never heard of.
Be sure to check out our conversation next week with Leon Cooperman of Omega Advisors.