Jared Franz is a seasoned economist at Capital Group, one of the world’s most established and prominent investment management firms. With a focus on bridging macroeconomics and investment strategy for equity and fixed-income investors, he also conducts in-depth research on the long-term impact of technological advancements. Prior to his eight-year tenure at Capital Group, Franz led international macroeconomic research at Hartford Investment Management Company and served as both an international and U.S. economist at T. Rowe Price.

An active participant in the economic community, Franz holds memberships with the Forecasters Club of New York, the National Association of Business Economics, the Conference of Business Economists, and the Pacific Council. He frequently shares his insights as a writer and panelist, covering topics such as inflation, recession, market volatility, and the influence of artificial intelligence on economic growth.

Franz holds a PhD in economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Northwestern University. His commitment to his community is evident in his service as a board member for both the Los Angeles Conservancy and the Chandler School in Pasadena.

Franz, who is based in Los Angeles, joined the Board of Trustees of Claremont Graduate University in 2023.