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Economic Perspectives is a trusted provider of global macroeconomic and financial research with clients in North America, Asia and the UK.

EP research weaves complex and diverse information into coherent macro narratives, providing clear analysis and original market insights for global investors. Our clients benefit from our long experience in connecting economic developments with the credit and financial market outlook.

The analysis of developments in global private sector credit markets is fundamental to our understanding of the global economic and financial outlook. However, the actions and interventions of central banks and government have become increasingly important to our economic assessment.

For several years we have maintained that the only credible resolution of the 2008 global credit crisis is a resurgence of global inflation. We take an eclectic approach to the inflation outlook, considering political and socio-economic factors alongside macroeconomic drivers. We provide the multi-dimensional appraisal of the inflation outlook that is critical to formulating a successful investment strategy, at a time when inflation complacency is rife.

We offer different levels of partnerships, from Platinum to Gold to Silver. We also have Bespoke Partners, for whom we undertake specific and exclusive research projects or writing assignments. We aim to offer a unique and flexible service dedicated to meet your standards and requirements.

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At Economic Perspectives, we appreciate that our Research Partners have diverse appetites for thematic insights and research ideas, and differing capacities to engage with our research output. Engagement implies interaction, and we value every opportunity to understand the questions and conundrums that our Research Partners are grappling with. These interactions help to shape our research agenda and hence the content of our publications.

Peter Warburton has worked as an applied economist in London since 1975, graduating from Warwick University with a Masters degree and gaining a doctorate from City University in 1988. He has worked in the academic and financial sectors in a variety of roles and is a frequent guest on radio and television programmes discussing the state of the UK economy. He founded Economic Perspectives in 1996.

He spent 15 years in the City of London as UK economist and economic adviser for the investment bank Robert Fleming and at Lehman Brothers. Previously, he worked as an economic researcher, forecaster and lecturer at the London and Cass Business Schools.

He has been a member of the IEA’s Shadow Monetary Policy Committee since its inception in 1997.

He is the author of Debt and Delusion (create hyperlink to page in publications section), subtitled 'Central Bank follies that threaten economic disaster’, a critical analysis of the uses and abuses of debt in the global financial system, first published in 1999.

He lectures on the Practical History of Financial Markets course, based at Heriot Watt Business School in Edinburgh and teaches occasionally on a postgraduate course at Cardiff Business School.

He has a part-time role as economist at Ruffer LLP, the asset manager, and is managing director of Halkin Services Ltd, an international risk analysis service.

Robert has worked as an economist since 1996, joining Economic Perspectives in September 2010. He has previously worked for Sumitomo Trust & Banking as a market economist covering the UK and Eurozone economies.

Robert has also worked for Schroders, an asset management company, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) and the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). He holds an MSc in Economics from Queen Mary & Westfield, University of London.

Robert takes a keen interest in financial markets and focuses on the macro picture in his research. His particular areas of interest are the Eurozone and Japan with an increasing curiosity for the Chinese market. In his years with Economic Perspectives, Robert has built on his understanding of the Japanese economy which he reports on each week. He has completed research projects on a wide variety of topics, including the US housing market, Japan’s financial stability and German inflation.

Graeme joined Economic Perspectives in March 2015 having recently returned from a year and a half in Singapore.

In his 15 years working as a professional economist, he has enjoyed previous positons at London South Bank University (LSBU) , Reading University, Centre for International Macroeconomics based at Oxford University and the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Outside of work Graeme enjoys running and being exercised by his three dogs!

Tom Traill joined Economic Perspectives in October 2013. He works on all the global publications, as well as the North American and UK Economic Perspectives. He has worked previously for the Trade Policy Research Centre and did an academic internship at the Institute of Economic Affairs where he researched corporation tax. He has a degree in Business Economics from the University of Buckingham.

Liseth joined Economic Perspectives in August 2017. She contributes to several publications with a focus on Inflation and Credit Perspectives. She has worked previously in the financial sector and as an economic advisor for the Colombian Trade Association. Liseth is an economist with an MSc in Investment and Finance from Queen Mary University of London.

Amy joined our team in June 2015 and is responsible for a number of areas, including a strategic development role.

She has a degree in Criminology and has a number of different work experiences.

Anne has fulfilled many roles at Economic Perspectives since it was formed in 1996, taking on HR responsibilities from 2010. Anne has a degree in librarianship.

Amy joined Economic Perspectives in June 2015 and is responsible for a number of areas, including a strategic development role. She has a degree in Criminology and has a number of different work experiences.

Sylwia joined Economic Perspectives in June 2010, initially for a special summer project which involved organising the company's research material. She became a full-time team member in September 2010, and is responsible for team administration and acts as a research assistant, preparing data, charts and sourcing articles for the economists.

Prior to joining Economic Perspectives, she was a Clerical Assistant in the Income Tax Department in the Tax Office in Hrubieszow and achieved a Bachelor degree in Accounting and Finance at the College of Entrepreneurship and Administration in Lublin.

Lesley is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and a qualified coach. She has substantial experience in an HR capacity including policy and strategy development and enjoys working with a wide range of professional groups.

Lesley specialises in learning interventions to support leaders and leadership teams in developing effective skills to navigate their way through the constancy of change. She encourages new wave thinking; personal effectiveness and professional development.

Ruth provides administrative assistance to Economic Perspectives and has had an interesting career embracing different roles in a wide range of companies.

Deborah is an experienced accounting professional operating through her own company which provides bookkeeping, accounts and payroll assistance to its clients.

Deborah’s considerable skills and knowledge of working within owner-managed businesses make her a valuable member of the accounts and financial management team here at EPL.

Lucie joined us in April 2016. She has a background in sales and marketing. She holds a degree from Lancaster University in Comparative Religious Studies.

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LatestGlobal Themes

In our September Global Inflation Perspective, we assert that inflationary pressures are regaining strength after a summer lull. The rebound of the crude oil price last year sounded the starting pistol, but the hard running in the inflationary race was always going to be taken up by extreme, sustained monetary accommodation, operating through traditional labour market dynamics, incremental demand pressures in energy and raw materials and through global supply chains, political responses to aching disappointment over living standards and the inevitable weather and climate-related supply disruptions.

In our September Global Credit, we examined the implications of an unexpected rise in interest rates. Is the reallocation of expenditures from debt service to household consumption and business investment permanent? An unanticipated rise in borrowing costs by even 200 basis points would bring material economic disruption to households in some countries, with Canada, Australia and Sweden among the most vulnerable.

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October 2017 UK Economic Perspective

This is a tense time for the UK economy as the consumer leaves centre stage. The supporting acts of business investment and net exports are notoriously unreliable. Fiscal relaxation could save the day, but Chancellor Hammond has stage fright. The road to April 2019 looks long and arduous, unless he rises to the occasion or steps aside.

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October 2017

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Market prices of inflation compensation infer that participants are relaxed about the inflation outlook. Yet, a new index produced by the New York Fed called the UIG (underlying inflation gauge) suggests otherwise. It comes in two versions: “prices only” and “full data”. Both the comprehensive measure, which includes additional variables outside of prices including the unemployment rate, bond yields and PMIs, and the “prices only” version have shown “more accurate forecasts of inflation compared with core inflation measures” according to the NY Fed. These measures suggest that trend CPI inflation is in the 2.2 per cent to 2.7 per cent range, above the Federal Reserve’s 2 per cent objective. Yellen’s choice?
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