Observatory Group Management

New York office

Alan Blinder
Vice Chairman

Dr. Alan Blinder is Vice Chairman of Observatory Group, having served in the same position at the G7 Group. Dr. Blinder is also the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from June 1994 until January 1996. Before becoming a member of the Board of Governors, Dr. Blinder served as a Member of President Clinton’s original Council of Economic Advisers from January 1993 until June 1994. There he was in charge of the Administration’s macroeconomic forecasting and also worked intensively on budget, international trade, and health care issues.
ablinder@observatorygroup.com

Anita Volz-Wien
Chairman

Anita Volz Wien is Chairman of Observatory Group. Previously she was a partner and Vice Chairman of the G7 group. Earlier, Ms. Wien was Senior Vice President of Oxford Analytica, a political and economic consulting firm, which she joined after a 20 year career in brokerage, investment management and commercial banking. She held positions with European American Bank, Chase, Lehman Brothers and was a partner of Brokaw, Schaenen, Clancy and Co., which merged into Weiss Peck and Greer.

A member of the Women's Forum, the Economic Club of New York and the Council on Foreign Relations, Ms. Wien serves on the Board of Advisers of "Foreign Affairs". She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Prep for Prep and the Ben Franklin House Foundation (London) and serves on the Advisory Board of Carmel Asset Management and The Lighthouse Inc. She is a Trustee Emerita of Smith College and a former board member of the Financial Women's Association, the Women's Campaign Fund and the Carter Burden Center for the Aging. A graduate of Smith College, she holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
avwien@observatorygroup.com

John Chamberlin
Managing Director, New York office

A co-founder of the Observatory Group in 2007, John oversees the firm's coverage of the world's premier macro oriented investors, which include global macro hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds, mutual funds and family offices. In addition to managing the business operations of Observatory Group, John helps to run the firm's series of meetings with policy makers and subject matter experts. Prior to co-founding Observatory Group, John was managing director for the G7 Group, a macro economic consulting company, from 2001-2007. In the 90s, John worked in sales for a tech startup in Connecticut, as a location scout, location manager and production manager on several independent films in New York, as an English teacher in France, a decorative painter in Virginia and California, tour guide in France, New Zealand and Australia, and deck hand in Washington and Alaska. John holds an M.B.A. in finance from NYU and a B.A. from the University of Virginia.

Rosemary Werrett
Director, Business Development

Rosemary joined Observatory Group from G7 Group, where she also focused on business development. Previously, Rosemary was Director for Latin America at Medley Global Advisors and Senior Director of Corporate Relations at the Council of the Americas. From 1984-2000, she was Founder and President of Latin American Information Services, Inc, providing multinational corporations with analysis on business and financial developments in the region. She is honorary past president and current board member of the micro finance organization Pro Mujer. She is on the management committee of the New York Chapter of the Mexican American Chamber of Commerce, was a member of the Nomos Conference at Harvard University and of the Leadership Committee of The American Assembly. Rosemary’s articles on micro finance and on Latin American business and politics have appeared in Worth Magazine, Latin Finance, Fortune, Institutional Investor, Nation’s Business and many other publications.  
rwerrett@observatorygroup.com

Washington, DC office

Mary S. Rosenbaum
Managing Director

Ms. Rosenbaum leads the analysis of US monetary and fiscal policies and runs the Washington office of Observatory Group. Before co-founding Observatory Group, she ran the Washington office of the G7 Group. Prior to joining G7 in 2004, she was an economic advisor with McKinsey & Company, where she served as a macroeconomic advisor to consulting teams in Europe, Latin America, and the US. Before McKinsey, Mary was Vice President and Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, where she served as monetary policy advisor to the Bank's president while also directing the Macropolicy Group responsible for domestic and international economic analysis and econometric forecasting. Currently Mary also serves on the Executive Board of the Western Economic Association International. She holds a B.A. in Economics from The George Washington University and an M.A. and M.Phil in Economics from Columbia University.
mrosenbaum@observatorygroup.com

Tsuyoshi Jin Saito
Managing Director

Mr. Saito tracks monetary, fiscal, foreign exchange and regulatory policy in Japan. Before co-founding Observatory Group, Jin was Vice President at the G7 Group. Previously, Jin held positions with Dai-ichi Kangyo Bank in Tokyo, where he secured financing and cultivated investment opportunities for DKB clients. He holds a master’s degree in International Economics and Asian Studies from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. 
jsaito@observatorygroup.com

Xinxin Li
Managing Director, Senior China Analyst

Mr. Li covers macroeconomic and political developments in China, including monetary, political and regulatory issues. He rejoined Observatory Group after spending 2012-‘13 with CIC (China’s sovereign wealth fund), where he analyzed and supported CIC’s international outreach. Before his stint with CIC, Xinxin served as Observatory Group’s senior China analyst from 2007- ‘12. Previously, Mr. Li spent several years as a diplomat with China’s Foreign Service, and as an investment manager with China International Trust and Investment Co., Ltd (CITIC). Mr. Li holds an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, an M.A. in Finance from Peking University and a B.A. from Beijing Foreign Studies University. In early 2010, he conducted a three-month visiting scholar program at the People’s Bank of China’s (PBOC’s) Research Department in Beijing.
xli@observatorygroup.com

 

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