"I have been reading Olivier Desbarres' macro and fixed income reports for a number of years and have found them to be comprehensive, timely and incisive. His research is data-intensive and yet very easy to digest. His forecasting track-record is impressive and he has got a number of big calls right, including on Federal Reserve policy meetings, the French presidential elections and the Euro. I wholeheartedly support the launch of his company and look forward to hearing his thoughts on key economic and market issues."
- Konstantinos Perros, Director & Founder, Plivios Ltd
"Olivier Desbarres’ insights are always enlightening. His approach relies on heavy-duty analysis but his presentation is always clear and his summaries digestible. So often research of commensurate quality is shrouded in over-analysis which makes it unwieldy and renders key messages unclear. Desbarres makes intelligent recommendations in intelligible form."
- Indy Bhattacharyya, Peel Hunt
"Insightful, timely and rigorous analysis of the economic issues of the day presented in a readable format. A big help to decision makers."
- Stewart Paterson
“I have been an avid reader of Olivier Desbarres macro-economic analysis together with his forward predictions across both emerging and developed markets for two decades now, and wish him every success with the new website/business structure”
- Alex McDonald, Chief Executive Officer, Wholesale Markets Brokers' Association
"I would like to congratulate you on your excellent presentation regarding the dilemmas of monetary policies in emerging markets. I find it very interesting indeed"
- Pawel Kowalewski
"Having worked with Olivier for several years I am always struck by his enthusiasm, inquisitive mind and commitment. Olivier is a true fact-seeking professional."
- Alessio Farhadi, Founder, Speevr
“Olivier has spent the past few years creating an exemplary new macro research product that pulls from his years of economic experience working for Tier 1 Global Investment Banks. He combines independent thought, with bespoke services that allows the end user to establish an in-depth knowledge of global trends, to correctly interpret economic data within a framework that contains Olivier’s candid analysis. I fully endorse this new platform.”
- Charles Roundell, Caxton Associates
“I work in Asian debt capital markets for a global investment bank. While we are well-supplied with good research in-house, I do look for alternative macro views and Olivier has been one of a very few go-to sources for me. I previously worked in the same bank as Olivier and so know his generation of ideas and track record. He thinks well and writes very well - pithily rather than layered in screeds of tedious detail. When there are themes developing, he is quick to hook into those, and in the periods when there is little going on he does not feel the need to write for the sake of writing. I wish Olivier very well in his new venture.”
- Alister Moss, MD DCM Syndicate, Hong Kong
“I know Olivier Desbarres from my time at Barclays Singapore where he headed the Asia-Pacific FX Research team. During our time at Barclays he was highly regarded by both the financial media for summarising complex matters in straightforward terms and by Barclays’ clients for the rigour of his analysis and quality of his forecasts.”
- Torsten Rode, Vice President