Dr. Paul Sheard was named Chief Global Economist and Head of Global Economics and Research for Standard & Poor's Ratings Services in June 2012. Paul leads a team of over 50 economists, researchers and quantitative analysts responsible for the macroeconomic forecasts used by Standard & Poor's analysts during the ratings process, critical cross-sector research projects and ratings performance reporting. He is a member of the Standard & Poor's Executive Committee.
Previously, Paul had been Global Chief Economist and Head of Economic Research at Nomura Securities since December 2008. There, he led a team of 35 economists in seven countries and was responsible for the firm's global economic forecasts, outlooks and analyses.