Dan North is the Chief Economist for Euler Hermes ACI, a provider of B-to-B accounts receivable management solutions in North America. Dan North has been with Euler Hermes ACI since 1996, using macroeconomic and quantitative analyses to help develop, price, and manage EH ACI’s risk and insurance portfolio of more than $150 billion in annual U.S. trade transactions. Prior to joining Euler Hermes ACI, North worked for Citicorp using similar quantitative techniques to analyze the macroeconomic and financial market environments to create investment strategies. Starting in 2006, North earned a reputation for being ahead of the curve regarding his economic forecasts. For example: -- In March 2006, North issued a forecast noting that the U.S. economy was headed for what he termed a "sharp slowdown" due to three main headwinds: high energy prices, an inverted Treasury yield curve, and a housing market that was looking to deteriorate. This forecast was published in Investment News, a publication from Crain Communications.