Capital Economics for Hedge Funds
We provide independent and rigorous economic and market analysis that enables hedge funds to identify opportunities and understand risks with more confidence.
Capital Economics delivers value to your bottom line
We partner with a wide range of hedge fund investors to help them anticipate turning points in economic and market cycles, to identify opportunities as macro narratives shift, and to understand how longer-term changes in the global economy will affect their returns. Whatever your strategy, our 70-plus global team of professional economists and personalised data solutions prepare you with the insight you need to stay ahead of the curve.
We identify macro shifts that hedge fund investors can exploit
Our global team is constantly analyising what is happening – and what might happen next – in over 100 markets, economies, and sectors so you don’t have to.
We react fast to market shifts and highlight the implications, helping you make quick, confident decisions when every second counts. And we help you explain those decisions to your clients.
We improve and streamline your internal and external reporting
Our cutting-edge platform allows hedge fund managers to create tailored macro charts and data for use in internal models and reports as well as in reports to clients. Our tools save you time and help you explain complex issues to clients - improving both efficiency and credibility.
We help you to challenge conventional wisdom through the collective expertise of our team
We know that hedge funds need trusted, independent insight to determine when to bet against the market. Our track record of successful non-consensus calls and thought leadership informed from all angles help you identify opportunities to confidently challenge received wisdom.
Our unique approach leverages the deep knowledge of our entire global economist team, generating holistic views across markets and sectors that are trusted by thousands of investors every day.
We refer to Capital Economics daily, I would say there’s not a day goes by where at least one of the team, probably nearly all of the team, are reading some of the analysis.
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Chief North America Economist
Paul Ashworth is our Chief North America Economist, with overall responsibility for our coverage of the US and Canada. He joined Capital Economics in 2001 and has led our Toronto office since 2007. Paul joined Capital Economics from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) where he worked on their large-scale model of the global economy and was responsible for coverage of various countries, including Canada and Germany. He holds degrees in Mathematics and Economics from Strathclyde and Warwick Universities, and his PhD thesis focused on asymmetry and asymmetric adjustment in macroeconomics.
Chief Global Economist
Jennifer McKeown is Chief Global Economist at Capital Economics. She leads a team of economists producing research on global themes and works closely with economists across Capital Economics’ regional services to shape the global view and to draw out the key implications of our forecasts. She is an important point of contact for many clients and presents frequently on the global economic outlook in person and at online events, as well as appearing regularly on TV and radio. Prior to becoming Chief Global Economist, Jennifer was Chief Europe Economist at Capital Economics. She joined the company from the Bank of England, where she also specialised in the economics of the euro-zone. She holds an MSc in economics from University College London and a BA in economics from the University of East Anglia.
Chief Markets Economist
John Higgins is Capital Economics’ Chief Markets Economist, with overall responsibility for our Capital Daily, Global Markets, Asset Allocation and FX Markets services. Prior to joining the company in 2008, he worked at Stone & McCarthy Research Associates, where he was Senior Economist covering the euro area, and before that at Nomura International plc in London, where he was Head of Economic and Credit Research within the fixed income division. John is a graduate of the University of Exeter.