MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--James Paulsen, PhD, a leading investment strategist whose commentary is widely followed on Wall Street and across the country, has joined The Leuthold Group as Chief Investment Strategist. Paulsen will continue publishing his market and economic commentary and join Chief Investment Officer Doug Ramsey and the Leuthold investment team in serving institutional, financial advisor and investment professional clients.
“A leading thinker like Jim Paulsen is a great addition—and an ideal fit at Leuthold. His brand of thoughtful economic and market commentary augments our work to bring ‘must-read’ commentary and robust market research to professionals,” said Jeff Leadholm, co-CEO of The Leuthold Group.
Paulsen will continue writing his long-running newsletter which Leuthold will publish and distribute alongside The Leuthold Group’s premier monthly research product, Perception for the Professional, known throughout the industry as the “Green Book.”
“I’m pleased to join my friends at The Leuthold Group,” said Paulsen. “The firm is an ideal home base for me as I continue the market and economic commentary I’ve produced for 30 years. I also look forward to contributing to the firm’s research and working with the firm’s clients.”
Paulsen has been an investment industry professional since 1983, most recently as chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management where he worked for 20 years. Prior to that, Jim was the senior managing director and chief investment strategist for Investors Management Group in Des Moines, Iowa. He also served as president of SCI Capital Management in Cedar Rapids Iowa. For more than 30 years, Jim has published commentary assessing economic and market trends. He is nationally recognized for his views on the economy and frequently appears on several CNBC and Bloomberg Television programs. He has been named a top economic forecaster by Business Week, and Money Magazine called his newsletter one of “101 Things Every Investor Should Know.”
Said Leuthold Chief Investment Officer Doug Ramsey, “We’ve known Jim for many years as a cross-town rival and friend, and we can’t think of any better place for him to take up his pen than The Leuthold Group.” Ramsey and Paulsen met years ago when they were both working in Des Moines.
About The Leuthold Group
Based in Minneapolis, The Leuthold Group has produced independent research for institutional clients for more than three decades. The experienced investment team also manages about $1.5 billion in both separate accounts and five mutual funds. The Leuthold Group is recognized as a pioneer in tactical asset allocation with a flexible flagship strategy that has a 30-year track record. The Leuthold Group’s investment arm is Leuthold Weeden Capital Management. For more information, visit www.LeutholdFunds.com.