Terry Belton is an Adjunct Professor of Finance at the Chicago Booth School of Business where he has taught since 1995. He retired in 2020 from JPMorgan Chase where he served as managing director, and head of global portfolio strategy for the Chief Investment Office. He was also formerly head of Global Fixed Income and FX Research at JPMorgan, a senior economist for the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, and an Economist at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington D.C.

Belton's work has been published numerous times. Articles he has authored include “Optimizing the Maturity Structure of U.S. Treasury Debt: A Model-Based Framework, ”  published in the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at Brookings, "Swaps as a Synthetic Asset Class," written with Pavan Wadwha in the Journal of Fixed Income; "The New Breed: Option Adjusted Spreads," published in Secondary Mortgage Markets; and "Market Discipline in Regulating Bank Risk: New Evidence from the Capital Markets," written with Robert B. Avery and Michael A. Goldberg and published in the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. He is also the author of The Treasury Bond Basis: An In-Depth Analysis for Hedgers, Speculators, and Arbitrageurs written with G. Burghardt. He has served as a member of the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee and as a member of the Alternative Reference Rate Committee on Benchmark reform.

Belton earned a bachelor's degree from Boston College in 1978. He received a master's degree and a PhD in 1983, both in economics from the University of Michigan.

Academic Areas

  • Finance

Selected Publications

2022 - 2023 Course Schedule

Number Title Quarter
35101 Futures, Forwards, Options & Swaps: Theory and Practice 2023 (Spring)