Chief Global Economist
Nancy R. Lazar is the Chief Global Economist at Piper Sandler and leads the economic research team. Nancy’s work is known for its unbiased, comprehensive, highly-detailed approach. Before joining Piper Sandler, she co-founded Cornerstone Macro, Wall Street's premier macro boutique. Prior to Cornerstone, she was Co-Founder, and Vice Chairman of ISI Group for more than 20 years. Nancy has been an Institutional Investor-ranked economist since 2001, placing in the top two the past 10 years, ranking #1 in 2015. Nancy was named to Barron’s 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. Prior to co-founding ISI in 1991, Nancy was a Senior Vice President at C.J. Lawrence. She is a 1979 graduate of Kalamazoo College in Michigan. Nancy is a member of The Economic Club of New York, New York Forecasters, Money Marketeers, NYABE, NABE, and Women in Finance & Housing.