Chief Economist, BCA Research
Martin Barnes joined BCA Research in late 1987 and for 18 years was Managing Editor of The Bank Credit Analyst, the firm’s flagship service. His analysis of the economic and financial outlook is widely followed around the world and he is known for providing leading-edge research on a broad range of subjects of relevance to investors. In addition, he is quoted regularly in the financial press and speaks frequently at global investment conferences.
Prior to joining BCA, Mr. Barnes spent 10 years as Chief International Economist with Wood Mackenzie, one of the top U.K. brokerage firms. From 1973 to 1977 he was an economist with British Petroleum in London.
Mr. Barnes is on the Board of Trustees of the University of Victoria Pension Fund, and is a member of the National Association of Business Economists, the Conference of Business Economists, and the Montreal and Victoria Societies of Financial Analysts. He received his economics degree from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and moved from Scotland to Canada in 1987.
About BCA Research
Founded in 1949, BCA Research has developed an enviable reputation as a world leader in the provision of independent global investment research. Few, if any, firms can match BCA in terms of breadth and depth of its research. The more than 60 research staff focus exclusively on predicting trends in world economies and financial markets. At their disposal they have a vast treasure trove of historical data, covering more than 50,000 series, some dating back hundreds of years – and the firm is well known for its countless proprietary models and leading indicators. Research is provided to financial professionals in over 90 countries through a range of products, services and meetings.
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