"Macrobond has been a game changer for my work as an Emerging Markets Strategist and Portfolio Manager. It simplifies the management of macroeconomic and financial data across multiple countries, making it more accessible than ever before. I can effortlessly access data from various sources with just a few clicks, and then efficiently structure and organize it for long-term use. Macrobond's powerful built-in functions enable me to perform tasks like data cleaning, filtering, and building macroeconomic and financial models. With Macrobond, I can seamlessly handle the entire process of data collection, analysis, investment decision-making, and presentation."
Hong Hoang, Ph.D, Emerging Markets Debt Strategist, formerly of Danske Bank Asset Management, Vietcombank, BIDV
Macrobond customer since 2021
"Macrobond enhances our ability to generate investment ideas and communicate effectively with our clients in a highly efficient manner. Utilizing Macrobond, we are capable of expeditiously analyzing and visualizing data, significantly reducing the time previously required when relying solely on spreadsheets. The incorporation of high-frequency and alternative data sources further bolsters our analytical capabilities. Consequently, we are better equipped to provide our clients with superior insights through a more streamlined and efficient process."
Wasin Parithan, Head of Investment, FINNOMENA, Thailand
Macrobond user since May 2022
"Macrobond has helped us streamline economic analysis and forecasting processes and increased our productivity. We use it intensively for a variety of internal analysis as well as for client and media presentations. What's more, the Macrobond support team is very helpful, pragmatic and quick."
Patrick Saner, Head Macro Strategy, Swiss RE
Macrobond customer since November 2022
“In today’s data-saturated environment, Macrobond is indispensable. It acts as the bridge between number-crunching and formulation of actionable insights that cover all regions, asset classes, and stages of the global business cycle. Its unmatched efficiency transforms exhaustive hours of data analysis into concise moments of clarity. More than a tool, Macrobond is a compass that steers us towards a future of informed decision-making in unparalleled speed.”
Senior sovereign debt analyst at US asset manager with over 4tn AUM
Macrobond customer since 2018
“For our top-down investment approach, we find it critical to measure and map global macro and market trends on a daily basis. Prior to adopting Macrobond, I would work 12 to 16 hours each weekend, pulling down data and charts from several sources to create a weekly deck of 250 to 350 slides. Thanks to Macrobond’s automated PowerPoint slides, that workload has been reduced to about 4 hours, and the quality of work has improved significantly. If macro is an input into your investment process, Macrobond is the easiest way to find, analyze, and interpret the incoming data.”
SENIOR ECONOMIC ANALYST AT A MIDWEST-BASED ASSET MANAGER WITH OVER $17B AUM
Macrobond customer since April 2022
"Macrobond exceeded even our most optimistic expectations of what a global database can offer. We are a small team that widely benefited from the automated data extraction, analysis, and visualisation processes that Macrobond provides. Now, we have much more time to concentrate on what truly matters - understanding and interpreting the data. Macrobond's database is constantly expanding and adapting to changing global circumstances, making it easier for us to comprehend the increasing complexity of the global macroeconomic landscape. With just a few clicks, we can gain a better understanding of what is going on. Macrobond has truly revolutionised the way we work, and it is hard to imagine our daily work without access to Macrobond."
Department of Macroeconomic Analyses and Forecasts, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Croatia
Macrobond customer since December 2019
“In establishing ThinkCell, we were looking for a system that could reflect complex macroeconomic data in the simplest way possible. Macrobond forms the basis for all of our client engagements. Each conversation is more focused, with much greater clarity, by incorporating Macrobond’s charts. The existence of a chart library, combined with weekly updates, adds significant value to our business as we spend our time interpreting the data and integrating the charts into our investment thesis. Macrobond has added significant brand value to us.”
Tony Bell, Chief Investment Officer – ThinkCell, Cape Town, South Africa
Macrobond customer since 2022
"Macrobond gives us access to a constantly expanding global database, helping our team find new trends and stay ahead of our peers. Our team is dispersed between the US and Europe, so sharing Macrobond’s collaborative space to build our charts allows us to work together more efficiently. Macrobond’s technology amplifies each individual’s productivity and effectiveness, increasing our team’s impact. We wouldn’t be able to do our work without it."
Julius Probst, PhD, European Labour Economist, Totaljobs
"Macrobond has provided me with the biggest improvement to my work, both as an economist and strategist. I use Macrobond data and charts for my newspaper and online articles, which saves me considerable time instead of downloading the data in Excel. The transformations and analyses are easily done, with excellent customer support. I can easily copy and paste the charts into presentations too. It is a big time-saver; I wish I had used Macrobond earlier!"
Dr Said Al Shaikh, Former Chief Economist at SNB NCB, UBT Professor
MACROBOND CUSTOMER since March 2022
“What really differentiates Macrobond is the ability to efficiently manipulate and harmonise the time series in terms of rebasing, slicing and applying formulas and then enriching environments like Excel and PowerPoint dynamically with the resulting data. Additionally, Macrobond is an incredibly user-friendly system. I see it time and time again, as new interns join my team on a regular basis, where the three key components of the Analytics tab, namely Country & Region, Source & Release and Concept & Category, are laid out so intuitively and make finding core data sets very accessible. Finally, the “Chart of the Week” graphs are excellent tools for idea generation around how to best leverage Macrobond’s wealth of data, both statistically and stylistically.”
Amélie Roux, Chief Economist, Saint Gobain
MACROBOND CUSTOMER since July 2018
"Before I started to use Macrobond, more than half of my time went on finding, extracting and experimenting with different ways of presenting data. Today, I can go more in-depth with my research and investment thesis and do it as the data is published rather than one or two months later. This tool and its database have helped me so much in my work as a fund manager that it’s hard for me to believe how I managed to work without it. Macrobond has with no doubt been one of the best investments we’ve made in our firm."
Anna Svahn, CEO & Portfolio Manager, ANTILOOP
Macrobond customer since October 2021
Macrobond has provided me with the biggest ever improvement to my work, both as an economist and investment strategist. Now that I’ve been using Macrobond for a few years, I will never be able to go back to Excel; I cannot believe how long it used to take me to extract data, pump it into EViews or other econometrics software, experiment with time lags and variables, output it back into Excel to plot a chart, copy and paste that chart into PowerPoint or Word… and to top it all off, doing it a month after ‘new data’ comes in. And let’s not even mention all the charts that were lost in my department’s shared folders, countless links and worksheets – a problem multiplied by a team of 10 economists trying to find each other’s charts! Now, I hardly use Excel and no longer need EViews. With Macrobond, my colleagues know exactly where to find my charts and they can also easily update them with the latest data without having me run the regressions again. What used to take hours can now be done in one or two clicks – and in under three seconds! Macrobond has allowed me to be significantly more productive, allowing me to add more value to my organisation rather than being a mindless ‘regression-running minion.’ Try Macrobond. Your life as an analyst will be changed for the better – just like mine!
Francis Tan, Investment Strategist, UOB Private Bank
Macrobond customer since July 2017
"As an economist, I like the comprehensive database offered by Macrobond. This allows me to analyse and compare the performance of macroeconomic indicators across countries and economies. In addition, the instantaneous update upon official data release allows us to prepare our analysis and reports promptly. Furthermore, the Macrobond functions available in MS Office macros facilitate a seamless and quick update of all linked charts in our reports, giving me more time to focus on analyses and report writing. As a new user, the interface in the Macrobond application is quite easy to follow although it takes some time to be familiar with all the available functions. In general, I find Macrobond to be a very useful software in carrying out my jobs and improving my productivity."
Abdul Mui’zz Bin Morhalim, Economist, MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Berhad
Macrobond customer since October 2021
"Macrobond is an important tool in my everyday job as an economist. The user interface is one of the best – if not the best – that I have used for finding data, doing forecasting, and even creating formulas. In the event there is data that I can’t seem to find, I can request help from Macrobond Support and their data analytics team will attend to my query within 24 hours. Macrobond’s relationship manager for my organisation is also always on hand and ready to assist, be it for a refresher session or to help us use new features. All in all, I find Macrobond a crucial tool that enhances the quality of my work as an economist."
Amirul Ashraf Bin Kamarul Bahrein, Research Analyst, KWSP Employees’ Provident Fund
Macrobond customer since August 2019
"I think that Macrobond is superior to other databases in terms of data coverage, ease of use, and ease of processing. Also, the support service is very responsive and reliable, and it's like my important infrastructure. I think it is now indispensable for my research and analysis."
Daisuke Karakama, Chief Market Economist, Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
Macrobond user and client since 2021
“Macrobond is one of the data tools I use in my teaching and research projects. Its various features allow users of different levels and experience to find and inspect a wealth of macro data, metadata and point-in-time data. Macrobond’s Excel add-in and API access allows me to include data collection in my programming (R, Matlab, etc.). The support team is very responsive and eager to help and always finds an answer even to the most difficult question”.
DR FOTIS PAPAILIAS, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF DAFM, KING’S BUSINESS SCHOOL, LONDON; DIRECTOR, KNOT ANALYTICS
Macrobond user and client since 2013
“The efficiency that Macrobond has brought to my work day cannot be understated. It has the data I want, I trust the integrity, it updates quickly and the user interface is intuitive. Macrobond can helpfully draw data from other data sources, including proprietary data along with interacting easily with Excel and PowerPoint. I regularly use the Macrobond presentation feature to build chart packs that are used as an important part of our investment process.”
Fixed income and currency strategist, Harbour Asset Management, New Zealand
Macrobond client since August 2020
“Macrobond not only has a great range of data and tools that facilitate our analysis, but also has been very helpful in adding new data or adjusting existing series where necessary. The ease of use and flexibility in downloading the data has also aided the productivity of our workflow.”
CEO & Founder, Data and Analysis research platform, New York
Macrobond user and client since 2016
“Sometimes I can’t remember how I survived before Macrobond...”
Chief Economist, Asset Manager with $234b AUM, Zurich
Macrobond user since 2015, Client since 2014
“Macrobond has been very helpful for improving the productivity of our teams across economics, strategy and quant. The data analytics and charting capabilities are very powerful yet easy to operate. The add-ins with PowerPoint and Excel are hugely beneficial for streamlining processes and reducing time spent on maintenance. In quant, we utilise the ability of uploading our own time series to seamlessly integrate visualisations in slide packs with our coding packages.”
Head of Macro Quantitative & Derivatives Strategy, Asset Manager with $690m AUM, London
Macrobond user since 2015, Client since 2014
“We have been enthusiastic users
of Macrobond for the past five
years. We think it is
the outstanding product in this
space, combining a vast array of
data sources, a powerful
analytical engine, and a range of
customisable data visualisations.
Having this within a single,
user-friendly platform allows us to
more efficiently produce
high-quality insights for use in our
investment decisions. Moreover,
the support team is always at
hand to rapidly respond to data
enquiries or product support
questions. I would highly
recommend the product to
anyone wanting to enhance their
economic and financial market
Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, Asset Manager with $400b AUM, London
Macrobond user and client since 2015
"I wonder if I have ever gotten as good a service as I’ve received after I moved to Macrobond. A great product and great service."
Chief Economist, Investment Bank, Helsinki
Macrobond client since 2012
“This autumn, we
Macrobond. The transition is
progressing very smoothly, and all users
are delighted by the intuitive tree
structure of the database.
The real and long-term benefits are the built-in modelling
features, no mathematical coding
limitations, and ticker code integration
with Bloomberg. Further, we have
been able to move complex procedures between Excel and R directly into Macrobond. Clearly, our
productivity has gone up, and we are
convinced that we will be better positioned for
future research demands. I can now state that my
FX and oil models have never been
better. Thank you Macrobond.”
HEAD OF MARKETS, JYSKE BANK, DENMARK
Clients since October 2020
“When our previous subscription was up, we shopped around. I liked Macrobond instantly. It really is critical to have software that can visually show our ideas, whether those are charts, tables or data. With one click in Macrobond you can update everything and send it out easily. Another benefit is when working with the team. I’m in Hong Kong and my boss is in New York so having a shared drive that lets us see each other’s edits is great to have.”
Economist, Asset Manager with $90b AUM, Hong Kong
Macrobond user and client since 2018