We know that working with economic and financial data can be cumbersome. We saw it ourselves before we started Macrobond, and we see it every time we meet a prospect. So, our goal is to create tools that make it easier, and to work with you to find the best way for you to use them. Which brings us to our values…
Trust is at the core of how we do things. Whether we’re working with a client, partner or between colleagues, we rely on honesty, collaboration and respect to make things work. And in our opinion, all of that comes from trust.
It’s important for us to be responsive to changing needs, and new technologies. At Macrobond, adaptability means staying relevant, finding the fastest and most effective way to solve problems, and creating lasting value for our clients
Knowledge is essential to success and progress, for ourselves and our clients. For us, it’s about making sure we have the competencies we need to deliver the best. For our users, we hope that what we deliver empowers them to understand the world.
My name is Tomas. I’m the CEO, and one of the founders of Macrobond. This is the story of how and why Macrobond started.
Starting back in the 1990s myself, and the other founders were working at various companies in the financial sector, and with some of the leading data and software providers. Individually we started to notice that it was becoming harder to conduct economic and financial research. The world was changing quickly, and the data we used to measure these changes was increasing exponentially.
Despite general advances in technology in many industries, the tools available to do this kind of research were limited. Little had been done to offer economists and analysts something that was better suited to the way they worked or solve the problems they encountered.
A lot of manual work was (and still is) required to download data, organize it, analyze it, create charts, and rebuild them when new data is released. Not to mention that the tools available were not specifically designed for analyzing and charting economic or financial data. As you can imagine this leads to plenty of frustration, and doesn’t leave much time for exploring the data, making decisions or communicating with clients.
That is why in 2008, after various forays into this arena, we founded Macrobond, with the intention to develop a better way for people to work with economic and financial data.
We collaborated with economists and analysts in these fields to really understand the way they work. With their input, we developed new ways to search, analyze, chart and publish time series data and securities. The last piece of the puzzle was putting it all together to create a single, integrated workspace, called the Macrobond application.
The application was launched in 2010. Double digit growth every year, and a decision to keep meeting user needs, solving their problems, and exceeding their expectations has gotten us to where we are today… Helping thousands of users around the world at central banks, investment banks, hedge funds, corporates, asset managers and universities, to name just a few. Putting us well on our way to becoming the platform of choice for people working in financial and economic research, worldwide.
How do we know this? Our user’s let us know of course, in the most glowing of terms…
Marc Brütsch | Chief Economist
Swiss Life Asset Manager | Zürich
Consensus Economics Inc, founded in 1989, is the world’s leading international economic survey organization and polls more than 700 economists each month to obtain their forecasts and views for over 80 countries.
GaveKal is a financial services firm that offers institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals three different services: fund management, independent research on global macro-economic trends and events, and independent advisory work on China and its impact on the global economy.
The International Monetary Fund offers the complete International Financial Statistics database to Macrobond.
The IMF is an organization of 186 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.
MSCI delivers global equity indices, market caps and valuation ratios to Macrobond. MSCI is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investment institutions worldwide. MSCI products include indices and portfolio risk and performance analytics for use in managing equity, fixed income and multi-asset class portfolios.
NASDAQ OMX delivers market data to Macrobond. The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., is the world’s largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services.
Oxford Economics was founded in 1981 as a commercial venture with Oxford University’s business college to provide economic forecasting and modelling to UK companies and financial institutions expanding abroad. Since then, they have become one of the world’s foremost independent global advisory firms, providing reports, forecasts and analytical tools on 200 countries, 100 industrial sectors and over 3,000 cities.
GFI Group Inc. is a leading provider of wholesale brokerage, clearing services, electronic execution and trading support products, providing services to institutional clients for a range of fixed income, equity, commodity and financial products.
Markit is a leading global financial information services company with more than 2,200 employees. The company provides independent data, valuations and trade processing across all asset classes in order to enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency.
Standard & Poor’s is a leading provider of financial market intelligence. S&P provides independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data.
The Economist Intelligence Unit helps business leaders prepare for opportunity, empowering them to act with confidence when making strategic decisions. The EIU is renowned for its comprehensive global coverage and uses the best analytical minds to examine markets, countries and industries.