EPFR Data Available Via The Macrobond ApplicationJun 21, 2017
Acquire a license to access fund flows from Informa’s EPFR Global, directly in the Macrobond application
Access fund flows in an application designed for productivity
Get access to aggregate fund flows for both equities and fixed income funds. The data is categorized by emerging or developed markets, as well as by weekly or monthly frequency. The application provides a simple and highly efficient way to browse the data, via our intuitive database structure, allowing you to instantly visualize the data, easily apply analyses with a single click, and generate dynamic, high definition charts.
About EPFR Global & Informa Financial Intelligence
Informa Financial Intelligence, part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa plc, is a leading provider of critical decision-making solutions and custom services to financial institutions. From the big picture to the smallest detail, Informa Financial Intelligence’s leading-edge financial information and decision-making products, such as EPFR Global, provide specialized industry research, intelligence, and insight. For more information on Informa Financial Intelligence visit them at:
Get the data
If you are not already a Macrobond user and would like to access this data via the Macrobond application, feel free to contact us to arrange a demonstration or trial. If you are an existing Macrobond client, please contact your account manager to discuss acquiring a license.
Press Release: Chief Economist to Join MacrobondJun 1, 2017
Nordic leader in research platforms, Macrobond, hires chief economist of major Nordic investment bank.
Macrobond, a company leading the shift towards more user-friendly tools for economists and analysts, is adding a Chief Economist to their team. Roger Josefsson is leaving his role at Danske Bank, as Chief Economist for Sweden, to join Macrobond. This change is a strategic step intended to integrate a user perspective at both the executive and operational levels.
User-focused product development
The mission at Macrobond is, and has been since the start, to develop solutions that help people work more productively, by understanding, and designing for the specific work-flows and tasks their clients face. It’s a challenging goal, given that change is not always welcomed with open arms. But, impressive growth, a 96% retention rate and positive feedback from users, suggest they must be doing something right.
With such a central user focus, hiring a chief economist was a natural progression for the company. However, finding the right person for the job proved difficult. It wasn’t until a discussion with one of their users, Roger Josefsson, that the possibility of finally filling the position really made sense.
In addition to his experience with the application, Roger has worked in both the public and private sectors, with everything from research, forecasting and policy, to communicating with clients and back again. He joins Macrobond after working at Danske Bank, as Chief Economist for Sweden.
Roger has firsthand experience of the way the industry is developing, and how user-needs are changing. It’s these insights that are so valuable in his new role. One example he mentions is the trend towards self-sufficiency he’s seen himself, “these days people are relying less on banks and research institutions, they prefer to do their own research”. Roger sees this as an area in which Macrobond is ideally positioned to offer innovative and relevant solutions for the way people work with data and analytics going forward.
Roger will be involved in this, and many other areas of development at Macrobond, when he joins them at their headquarters in Malmö, in August 2017.
Macrobond offers a better way to work with economic and financial data. Macrobond solutions are designed and tested based on real user cases, and developed using the best possible technology. The flagship product, the Macrobond application, is a single platform that combines an extensive database with easy-to-use tools for analysis and smart data visualization. With the platform as a digital port, work-flow integration, and standardization across offices or teams is simple. The result is a powerful hub of data, tools and work product, seamlessly connected via the Macrobond application.
Macrobond clients include investment banks, central banks, ministries of finance, research houses, fund managers, hedge funds, corporates, consultancies and universities. Macrobond is an independent, privately-held company, with offices in Sweden, London, New York, Hong Kong, and Poland.
Moving Select Databases to the By Source viewMay 18, 2017
Penn World Table, JEDH, FAOSTAT & Maddison Historical Data databases moved
More data, more efficient navigation
As we increase the number of databases available in the application, it is important to keep navigation as simple as possible. By reducing the amount of databases shown in the drop-down database menu, the list will be less cumbersome to navigate.
As of today, the first in a series of changes will be put in place in the application, in which we begin to move certain databases away from the initial drop-down database menu in the time series tabs of Browse and Analytics. The databases that will be affected at this time are:
Click on the databases above to open them in their new location in the application.
Finding data by source
These four databases will be moved from the drop-down database menu you see below, to the Economics - By source view, shown in the image that follows.
Finding data By Concept
The headline series of these databases can also be found in the By concept view, to facilitate quick comparison of indicators across countries, shown in the image below.
Using Bookmarks for quick access
So, what do you do if you are used to the ease of finding these databases in their old location? In version 1.17 we introduced Bookmarks, which allow you to create custom shortcuts and access them through the Bookmarks tab in Browse and Analytics. If you’d like to find out more about creating bookmarks, have a look at this tutorial
Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions, we’re always happy to help!
CANSIM updated data structureMay 9, 2017
CANSIM database in Macrobond restructured to mirror the structure of the source
The CANSIM database has been available in the application since April 2016. During that time we worked on reorganizing the database to present the data as it is structured by the source. The project is now complete.
In the images below you’ll see that the data is structured using the same categories and subcategories. We have also included the data table reference number, which should make searching for a particular table very efficient.
Remember that the slider tool is helpful if you want to view different levels of granularity for a selected data category. That way you can choose to quickly scan an overview of the data, and easily drill down if you find a sub-category that interests you.
If you have any questions feel free to contact you account manager or reach us here.
Your Overview of Data AdditionsApr 19, 2017
Taking a look at the Middle East, & more BIS additions
The freshest data for emerging markets
When it comes to developing our coverage of the Middle East, and for all emerging markets really, we believe in providing a solid foundation of data from national sources. It’s not the simplest way to cover these regions, given the variety of different formats that need to be dealt with. But, the ease of using international sources can’t beat the immediacy of data from local sources. With national sources, you get the latest statistics as soon as they are available, rather than having to wait for the once-monthly, or -quarterly, update made by the international sources.
This week we’ve added a variety of data from national sources for countries in the Middle East. Below you’ll see some chart examples for the banking sector as well as foreign trade.
More indicators from the BIS database
We continue to increase our coverage of BIS consolidated banking statistics. Our aim is to provide complete coverage of this database by mid-2017. You’ll find links to the latest additions at the end of the list below.
Data additions by country/region
Central Government Debt by Maturity
Central Government Debt
Balance Sheet & Flows of Islamic Banks
Balance Sheet & Flows of Retail Banks
Balance Sheet & Flows of Wholesale Banks
Net Foreign Assets
Conjuncture Survey Manufacturing Average Real Wage
Labor Productivity Index in Industry
Production Age Population
IFOP Political Data
BulweinGesa AG New & Existing Residential Rents
Positions in Forwards & Futures
Business Credit to SMEs Interest Rates
State Government Budget
Balance Sheet & Flows of Central Bank
Savings Deposit Rate
Mortgage Lending Rates by Bank
Foreign Trade Volume Trends – Export
Foreign Trade Volume Trends - Import
Youth Unemployment Rate
Foreign Finance Gilts Turnover
ALFRED Corporate Bonds
Consolidated Banking Statistics B2
Consolidated Banking Statistics B4
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