Dundee Goodman boasts new chief economist

With more than 30 years of independent consulting experience, the firm's new addition will focus on the North American interest rate, the currency market trend and trends in the gold market.

Dundee Goodman boasts new chief economist

Dundee Goodman Private Wealth and Dundee Capital Markets have a new chief economist, the financial services firm announced Monday.

Working out of the Dundee Goodman's Victoria. B.C., office, Dr. Martin Murenbeeld will be responsible for providing analysis and advice on economic and financial developments, with a special emphasis on the North American interest rate and currency market trends – including the gold market. The appointment was effective Nov. 1, 2013.

Murenbeeld  - a graduate of the University of California, Berkley - brings more than 30 years of independent consulting experience in the gold, currency and credit markets to his role with the company. His former company Murenbeeld & Associates Inc. consulted with international clients out of Victoria.

"Martin Murenbeeld is a highly respected and recognized expert commentator on economic and financial trends, and we are very pleased to have him on our team," said John Cucchiella, senior vice president and head of retail at Dundee Goodman Private Wealth in a release. "His insights, experience and knowledge will significantly broaden the advice and counsel we offer, and we're looking forward to bringing this added value to our clients across the country."

Murenbeeld has a history in education as an adjunct professor of international finance in the Faculty of Business at the University of Victoria, and a former member of the Faculty of Management Studies at the University of Toronto, where he helped develop the international business curriculum in the MBA Program from 1972-1978.

Murenbeeld's expertise is sought regularly by the financial press and he is regular speaker at international conferences.