David Hale is the founder of Chicago-based Hale Advisors, LLC and global economist. In that capacity, he advises investment management companies and multinational companies in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and South Africa on global economic trends.
Mr. Hale also serves as Chairman of the Board of China Online, LLC, a service provider for business and economic news about China.
Before launching his own firm, Mr. Hale was the Global Chief Economist for the Zurich Financial Services Group. As chief economist for Zurich, he advised the group's fund management and insurance operations on the economic outlook and a wide range of public policy issues.
He joined the group following its acquisition of Kemper Corporation, where he had served as Chief Economist.
Mr. Hale holds a B.Sc. Degree in international economic affairs from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service — and a M.Sc. Degree in economics from the London School of Economics.
Mr. Hale's articles have appeared in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Far Eastern Economic Review, Financial Times, New York Times, The Nihon Kezai Shimbun, The Financial Analyst Journal, Harvard Business Review and Foreign Policy.
He is also a frequent television commentator on breaking news events that affect the global economy — and a popular keynote speaker at global forums.