Capital Economics for Pensions and Retirement Systems
We help pension funds and retirement systems navigate a rapidly changing global landscape to make better decisions and improve their returns.
Capital Economics delivers value to your bottom line
We partner with the world's largest pension funds and retirement systems to help them understand what shifts in the global economy mean for their assets. Our platform allows pension fund clients to tailor coverage to fit their needs, and our proprietary data and tools can be easily integrated into daily workflows.
Interpret complex macroeconomic issues quickly and explain their market implications
Our economists deeply understand the interactions between the economy, inflation, and monetary policy. In times of uncertainty and rapid change, we provide crucial insights to help you navigate incoming headwinds and identify opportunities.
We help you make sense of shifts through clear, concise analysis that is designed to help you cut through the noise to focus on what matters most for your investments.
Identify major macro shifts early and explain what they mean for pension fund assets
While most macro providers focus on the outlook for the next quarter or so, we also consider the long-term outlook. We are often first to identify major structural shifts in the global economy - and we explain what these mean for long-term investors. We have a dedicated team that think only about the outlook beyond the next couple of years. They help pension funds and retirement systems navigate a complex web of macro issues - from climate change and deglobalisation, to long-run growth and inflation prospects - to better understand what it means for their investments.
Challenge conventional wisdom through the collective expertise of our team
We know that pension funds and retirement systems need trusted, independent insight to determine how to position themselves in the market. Our track record of successful non-consensus calls and market-leading thought leadership gives you the confidence to challenge received wisdom and identify new opportunities.
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.
Improve and streamline your internal and external reporting
Our cutting-edge platform allows pension funds and retirement systems 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.
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Experience the value that Capital Economics can deliver. With complimentary 2-week access to our subscription services, you can explore comprehensive economic insight, data and charting tools, and attend live virtual events hosted by our economists.
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 Asia Economist
Mark Williams is Capital Economics' Chief Asia Economist. He leads a team of macroeconomists covering the whole region, while paying particularly close attention himself to developments in China's economy and financial markets, and their implications for the rest of the world. Mark also works closely with William Jackson on the Emerging Markets Service looking at issues common to different parts of the emerging world. Mark has been with Capital Economics since 2007. He was previously Asia economist at HM Treasury, responsible for analysis of the risks and prospects in non-Japan Asia and prior to that lived and worked for several years in Taiwan. He speaks and reads Chinese and has degrees in Chinese and Economics from the universities of Edinburgh and Oxford.