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Overview

Financial institutions need to balance investment, lending, and strategy decisions against a complicated, ever-changing and uncertain global economic environment. Oxford Economics provides clients with macroeconomic and market analysis combining a quantitative and qualitative approach to support decision-making.

How we can help

We support banks, asset managers and other financial institutions with forecasts, scenarios and risk assessment tools that can be used to support investment decisions, meet regulatory requirements or promote their organisation as a thought leader.

Stress testing and scenarios

With over 30 years of experience producing independent forecasts and scenarios, our macro-modelling and scenario-planning solutions meet the stress-testing requirements of domestic and international regulators. For managers of alternative assets including real estate and infrastructure, we can also help with transaction due diligence and ongoing performance reviews.

Asset allocation and investment strategy

Our asset manager service covers cross asset, fixed income, equities, and foreign exchange for global and emerging markets. Combining our macro themes with the expertise of our market strategists, we produce tactical asset allocation recommendations and strategy ideas clearly and consistently. We can also undertake custom forecasting and scenario analysis to examine the implications for financial assets and your investment portfolio of alternative economic outcomes.

Cross border lending and trade finance

Our sovereign and currency risk metrics, based on an impartial view of fundamentals, are used to structure and price commercial loans and trade finance transactions. Building upon our unique risk benchmarking tools, we can drill down to examine the key vulnerabilities that present a threat to the outlook for your investments, including potential downside scenarios that could result in sovereign distress and/or sharp currency depreciation.

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Key themes 2022: Strong recovery amid shifting risks

Diminishing economic disruption and uncertainty, stemming from the pandemic and ensuing supply-side bottlenecks, bode well for a still-strong recovery in 2022. But next year will herald a new phase in the recovery, driven by distinct shifts in the key macroeconomic trends.

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