Michelle Girard

Managing Director, Head of US, NatWest, CEO of NatWest Markets Securities Inc.
Michelle serves as Head of US for NatWest’s Commercial & Institutional franchise, which supports the bank’s business customers, including multi-national corporations and financial institutions. Michelle is a member of the NatWest Markets Executive Committee and part of NatWest’s Commercial & Institutional senior leadership team.

Responsibilities & Background  

Michelle works closely with other senior leaders across NatWest to identify and advance business growth opportunities in the US that align to the bank's strategic goals. She is responsible for setting, implementing, and monitoring regional priorities and maintaining a culture that embodies the values of NatWest. 

Michelle is also CEO of NatWest Markets Securities Inc., a subsidiary of NatWest Markets Plc, which provides financing, risk management and trading solutions for the bank’s customers. She has local regulatory responsibility for US Trading, Sales and Capital Markets, and provides end-to-end supervision of the US Broker-Dealer.

Prior to her current role at NatWest, Michelle was Co-Head of Global Economics, where she led a team of economists across the US, China and India, responsible for forecasting growth, inflation, monetary and fiscal policy, and interest rates for developed and emerging market economies. She also served as Head of US Strategic Coordination and Business Operations, supervising US technology, operational, and business risk and control functions. 

Michelle is a member of several Boards and Professional Associations. She is a regular commentator on the economic outlook for various news media including CNBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg TV & Radio, and Yahoo! Finance. She also takes an active role in NatWest’s initiatives focused on diversity and inclusion, employee engagement, talent development, well-being and sustainability.

Michelle resides in Rye, NY and holds MA & BS degrees in Economics.

Previous Experience

Before joining NatWest, Michelle held roles as Co-Head of the Fixed Income Strategy & Research Group at Prudential Securities, Chief Economist at Sanwa Securities (USA) and Economist with Bear Stearns. Michelle began her professional career as a Research Assistant for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C.


MA & BS, Economics, Miami University, Ohio

Board and Professional Associations
NatWest Markets Securities Inc. Board of Directors
Archdiocese of New York Inveestment Advisory Council
Miami University Business Advisory Council
The Economic Club of New York
Boys and Girls Club of Stamford Board of Directors

Contact Details
Tel: +1 203 897 2818
Email: michelle.girard@natwestmarkets.com

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