Roubini Global Economics Acquires Country Insights

Roubini Global Economics (RGE), an independent, global macroeconomic strategy research firm, today announced the acquisition of Country Insights.
July 2, 2012 - PRLog -- Country Insights provides clients with a very powerful and straightforward systematic tool to compare the relative strength of 174 economies across the globe.  Using data from internationally recognized sources, Country Insights offers clients the ability to quickly examine the underlying factors that are critical to assessing country risk and economic performance.

Oliver Waugh, co-founder and managing director of Country Insights, noted that “Country Insights was founded to help clients solve their country risk knowledge gap by providing a systematic approach that allows meaningful and consistent comparison across geographies and across time.”  Paul Domjan, co-founder and managing director of Country Insights, added, “The crises of the past few years—global, eurozone, etc.—have raised the importance of macroeconomics in markets and country risk models.  We are excited to be part of the Roubini family given their strong macroeconomic foundation and track record”.  

Nouriel Roubini, Chairman of Roubini Global Economics, commented, “We believe our clients will find added value in the combination of Country Insights’ systematic country risk approach and RGE’s macroeconomic strategy analysis”.

In addition to predicting changes in sovereign credit ratings and spreads, the Country Insights model has a strong track record of identifying countries’ weaknesses before markets reflect them, allowing users to avoid getting caught in a crisis.  Since its creation in 2007, Country Insights’ successes include early detection of the vulnerabilities that led to the Ireland and Iceland debt implosions and the broader eurozone crisis.  Further, the model’s ability to create portfolios and reweight indices has been independently validated by the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.

The Country Insights team will be located in Roubini Global Economics’ London office, with risk products and services offered through each of its offices to clients globally.

About Roubini Global Economics

Roubini Global Economics (RGE) is an independent, global macroeconomic strategy research firm founded in 2004 by renowned economist Nouriel Roubini. RGE research interprets global economic signals into practical macro-strategy insight for a wide range of financial and policy professionals.  Our approach broadens our clients’ understanding of global economies and markets by illustrating vulnerabilities and risks, giving them constructive frameworks for clarity and helping them to make more informed decisions. RGE is headquartered in New York with offices in London and New Delhi.
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