Investment & Market Research
The Investment Research function provides client-focused research in the equity, fixed income, currency and commodities markets. This function serves mutual funds, hedge funds and pension funds, among others, and is often split into six groups: Equity, Credit, Economic, Portfolio Strategy, Commodities and Global Market Research. The Equity Research Group analyzes macro, sector and company fundamentals to identify investment opportunities for stocks covered globally. The Credit Research Group makes investment recommendations for the corporate debt and credit derivatives of issuers in various sectors. The Economics Research Group formulates macroeconomic forecasts for economic activity, foreign exchange and interest rates. The Portfolio Strategy Research Group formulates policies, before forecasting and providing recommendations on both asset and industry sector allocations for major equity markets. The Commodities Research Group analyzes market fundamentals to formulate forecasts for commodities in five main areas; oil, natural gas, base metals, precious metals and agriculture. The Global Markets Research Group provides research and high-level advisory services to policymakers, regulators and investors.