Olivier Desbarres is a Director and the Founder of 4X Global Research.
He worked for 15 years as a senior Economist, Rates and FX strategist for Credit Suisse and Barclays in Moscow, London and Singapore.
He was Head of Asia-Pacific FX Strategy at Barclays in Singapore and the focal point for G10 research during Asian trading hours, conducting his own macro analysis of G10 economies, currencies and interest rate markets. His team was highly ranked by a number of institutions and polls and frequently quoted in the written press.
Prior to that, Olivier was for 10 years the Economist, Rates and FX strategist for Emerging Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Credit Suisse in London where he built a strong track record with the world’s largest fund managers. He was also the UK Rates Strategist for two years and wrote extensively on EU and eurozone membership.
After leaving investment banking Olivier ran a respected Macro & FX Research website (www.olivierdesbarres.co.uk). His subscribers were based in 77 countries in Europe, America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Middle East and worked for, amongst others, Fortune 500, FTSE-100 and S&P 500 companies and some of Europe’s 150 largest corporations.
Over 1,000 of his subscribers worked on the buy-side, including in sovereign wealth funds and central banks, 115 of the world’s 500 largest real money fund managers, 40 of the world’s leading 100 hedge funds, international financial and insurance groups, private equity firms (including five of the ten largest) and family offices.
On the sell-side, Olivier had 330 subscribers across 70 commercial and investment banks, 10 private banks and over 20 brokerages.
He also had a strong following within corporates, including global commodity producers, retail and telecoms groups, healthcare providers, property groups and industrial conglomerates, as well as industry associations, international organisations, credit rating agencies, consultancies and law firms.