Investment strategist and commentator James Paulsen has joined The Leuthold Group, a Minneapolis-based asset management firm known for their oftentimes contrarian market research.
Paulsen will be the firm’s chief investment strategist and continue to provide market commentary, which he is widely known for. His long-running newsletter will publish alongside The Leuthold Group’s monthly Perception for the Professional, referred to as the “Green Book” throughout the industry. The research company’s clientele includes institutional investors, financial advisors and other professionals.
Prior to joining The Leuthold Group, Paulsen spent 20 years at Wells Capital Management, which is part of Wells Fargo Asset Management. He most recently was the group’s chief investment strategist and assisted in the management of separate institutional account assets, as well as mutual and collective investment funds.
Paulsen published his Economic and Market Perspective newsletter for Wells Capital Management roughly twice each month. Topics he wrote about spanned the economy but newsletter titles were commonly phrased as questions, such as “A Perfect Day?” or “Animal Spirits?”
The commentator is also nationally recognized for his views on the economy. He frequently appears on several CNBC and Bloomberg Television programs and has been named a top economic forecaster by BusinessWeek.
He also spent time as the senior managing director and chief investment strategist for Investors Management Group in Des Moines. Earlier, he was president of SCI Capital Management in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Paulsen earned a bachelor’s and a doctoral degree in economics from Iowa State University.