Jarrod Kerr

Chief Economist


Jarrod Kerr is Kiwibank’s Chief Economist. Jarrod has a passion for the environment, financial markets, and everything economics. Although born and schooled in New Zealand, he cut his teeth in US, Swiss, and Australian banks, and has spent most of his career overseas. Jarrod started off as an economist at JP Morgan in Sydney. He then moved into financial markets as an interest rate strategist for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, before moving to Credit Suisse in Singapore as Head of Australian and New Zealand fixed income and economic research. After 16 years abroad, Jarrod returned home to the mighty Kiwibank in 2018. Jarrod Kerr Career History 2018 – Kiwibank Chief Economist 2013 - 2018 - Director, Interest Rate Strategy, Commonwealth Bank (Global Markets), Sydney 2010 – 2013 - Director, Interest Rate Strategy and Economics, Credit Suisse, Singapore 2008 – 2010 - Director, Fixed Income Strategy, Commonwealth Bank (Global Markets), Sydney 2004 – 2008 – Economist, JPMorgan Chase, Sydney 2002 – 2004 - Research Manager, Securities Industry Research Centre of Asia-Pacific, Sydney 2000 – 2001 - Associate Lecturer, Massey University, Auckland 2001 Master of Business Studies, Financial Economics, Massey University, New Zealand 1999 Bachelor of Applied Economics (Honors), Massey University, New Zealand