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Special DCG Webinar Event with Economist Dr. Lacy Hunt

Dr. Lacy Hunt

Chief Economist

Hoisington Investment Management Company

Dr. Lacy H. Hunt, an internationally known and award-winning economist, is Executive Vice President and Chief Economist of Hoisington Investment Management Company (HIMCO), a firm that manages over $5 billion for pension funds, endowments, insurance companies and others.


Dr. Hunt is the author of two books and numerous articles in leading magazines, periodicals, and scholarly journals. Included among the publishers of his articles are: Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, the Journal of Finance, the Financial Analysts Journal and the Journal of Portfolio Management. The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank both published his research.


Dr. Hunt built the first large scale econometric model of the U.S. Financial Markets. This model, based on monthly data, is the subject of his first book, Dynamics of Forecasting Financial Cycles.


Dr. Hunt also developed a financial sector econometric model for the other members of the G7 while at Chase Econometrics.


The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Barron’s, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Investor’s Business Daily and many other domestic periodicals have quoted Dr. Hunt. Among the foreign press, Dr. Hunt’s views have appeared in The Financial Times, the Nihon Keizai Shinbun, the South China Post, The International Herald Tribune and The Straight Times. He has been a guest on PBS’s The Nightly Business Report, The News Hour, and Wall Street Week. He has been on CNN’s Moneyline and Business Morning and on CNBC’s Squawk Box and World Business. He has also appeared on CBS Evening News, NBC’s Today Show, and ABC’s World News Tonight.


He has made numerous presentations in all the major financial and economic centers in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and North America. He has appeared on radio and television outside of the United States, including The BBC, NHK and TV Tokyo. Dr. Hunt has testified before various committees of Congress, including House Ways and Means, Senate Finance and Senate Banking.

Matt Pieniazek

President & CEO

Darling Consulting Group

Matt Pieniazek is the President & CEO of Darling Consulting Group. He oversees all aspects of the firm’s strategy and directs the DCG team in working with over 600 banks and credit unions nationwide, ranging from de novo to $100B.


As one of the firm’s founders, Matt has led DCG for over 40 years in its mission to help clients transform the asset/liability process into a sustainable profit center. He specializes in partnering with institutions to enhance earnings and mitigate risk through comprehensive, tailored strategies for the entire balance sheet. He is a big believer in the value of data-driven insight and is convinced that simplifying the complex and changing the conversation matters most.


Matt is a frequent speaker and author on balance sheet and risk management topics and overall bank strategy.

Darling Consulting Group is pleased to announce a special client-only webinar event on Tues, April 11, 3:00-3:45ET with renowned economist Dr. Lacy Hunt.


In this timely discussion, Dr. Hunt, Chief Economist of Hoisington Investment Management Company, will share his perspectives from over 50 years of experience in the trenches through a myriad of economic rate cycles. The session will focus on:

  • Reactions to developments in the economic environment

  • Perspectives on the recent bank failures and implications for  the U.S. banking industry

  • Concerns about the current environment and the likelihood and severity of a potential recession


The program will include 30 minutes of presentation as well as 15 minutes of questions and answers with Dr. Hunt. We hope you will join us for this special event.

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