ACT Research Co., LLC (ACT) has announced that Sam D. Kahan has joined the company as senior economist. Kahan, who is also principal of Kahan Consulting, Ltd.. joined ACT after retiring from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Detroit branch, where he had been senior economist for the past 11 years.
Kahan will replace Paul Traub, who will move from being senior economist with ACT to the position of business economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Detroit branch.
ACT noted that Kahan is a well-known and respected financial economist, with more than 30 years of experience analyzing and forecasting the global capital markets. He has an in-depth knowledge of industry and banking trends and has been widely quoted in the global media.
“I think it speaks well of the caliber of our team that we not only have someone with the background that Sam has, but also that Paul was able to join the Federal Reserve from ACT Research,” said Ken Vieth, principal & general manager of ACT.
“It is important that we provide our many business partners with the best talent available to provide each industry participant critical insight on how trends in the economy affect global and North American commercial vehicle markets,” he added.
Prior to his work with the Federal Reserve, Kahan held executive positions with A.S.K. Financial Research, Ltd. and Fuji Securities, Inc., among others. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Yeshiva University and both an M.A. and Ph.M. in economics from Columbia University.