Emirates NBD FX Research ranked best in the region

Emirates NBD FX Research ranked best in the region

1 Min | 22 October 2013
Emirates NBD FX Research ranked best in the region
  • Currency forecasts ranked in the top 10 for four major currency pairs
  • Only bank in the region to feature in Bloomberg’s analysis

Dubai, October 22, 2013: Emirates NBD, a leading bank in the region, is pleased to announce that its foreign exchange forecasting has been ranked within the top 10 for four of the major nine currency pairs, by Bloomberg Foreign Exchange Forecasts (FXFC). Results for the previous twelve months to September 2013 show that Emirates NBD research was rated within the top 10 forecasting banks for US dollar/Yen, Euro/Yen, US Dollar/Canadian Dollar and Australian Dollar/US Dollar. Emirates NBD was the only bank in the region to feature in the top 10 for any currency pair.

The survey analyses the research quality of a large group of global banks on three main criteria; margin of error, timing and directional accuracy. The best 51 overall forecasters from these banks were identified by averaging the individual scores across these criteria for 13 pairs of currencies. In order to

qualify for the final group, forecasting banks had to be ranked within the top 10 for at least eight of these pairs in all four quarters leading up to September 2013.

Commenting on the results of the Bloomberg analysis, Tim Fox, Group Head of Research and Chief Economist at Emirates NBD said; “To be featured within the top 10 for these important currency pairs is a recognition of the quality of our research and the value it offers to clients. Against competition from some of the world’s best research departments, our ranking in four pairs is a singular effort. I am particularly pleased to note that our forecasts were ranked within the top three for US Dollar/Yen and Australian Dollar/US Dollar against peers such as Banco Santander, Barclays, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and HSBC.”

Emirates NBD’s foreign exchange research is part of a suite of research and trading services provided by the Bank to its clients. Ranging across Asset Management, Global Markets and Treasury, together with Securities, Emirates NBD is able to support clients across a spectrum of capital markets and investment requirements.

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