To make long-term investments, investors need long-term thinking. That’s why one of the largest pension funds globally subscribed to Oxford Economics’ Global Macro Service, Global Cities Service and Regional City Services. They currently use our macroeconomic forecasts as one of the references in reviewing market fundamentals for investment.
As long-term investors, our client needed to have a solid understanding of the macro economy and forecast market mega trends which affect their investments.
Our client needed to review investment strategy and memos periodically to make sure they were aligned with market fundamentals. When looking into specific investments, our client also needed to conduct full market analysis to build a business case. In both cases, our client required solid, and transparent data to support their decision-making.
Our client invested in emerging markets, in which data can be hard to acquire and may not be reliable.
As a global pension fund, our client invested in many countries. Their global team needed to be able to compare different countries and cities using consistent indicators from a global data platform.
The solution and results
- By subscribing to our macro and city services, our client gained access to all our global macro monitoring tools and professional analysis by our economists. Our client can make reference to our independent and impartial analysis and commentaries in reviewing investment strategies and opportunities.
- With access to our economic database, our client was able to build custom queries and download all our macro and city economic data for their own usage, be it forming investment assumptions or drafting proposals. A methodology report was provided to our client with a full explanation of data sources, definitions and forecast methods.
- Our products and services cover all the locations our client invests in. In extreme cases where even the official data sources lacked the necessary information, our dedicated team of economists were able to provide Oxford Economics estimates using our economic model. All data were annotated by source, date of update, and analyst, building a foundation of trust for reporting and communication.
- Leveraging our global economic database, our client was able to compare the prospects and trends for locations across different continents, using consistent definitions of cities, sectors, demographics, spending behavior etc. This characteristic was highly appreciated by our client, because it provides a platform for more efficient comparison of marco economic parameters.
Why Oxford Economics?
We have long been a leader in quantitative analysis with over 39 years of experience conducting evidence-based research. More than 1,500 leading private- and public-sector institutions rely on our services for business-critical forecasting and scenario activities.
Our globally integrated economic and industry models are relied on by leading organisations around the world, and form the basis of our forecasts and scenarios. The models replicate the world economy by interlinking 85 countries and over 100 sectors.
Our team of 250 economists and analysts have extensive industry, financial, and public-sector experience and are expert at applying advanced and innovative economic and research tools to provide valuable insights into pressing business, financial, and policy issues.
With over 20 offices around the world and presence in the markets that we forecast and analyse we are able to combine broad geographic coverage with local expertise.
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