What we do?

CEEMarketWatch offers a unique EM research product, which over the past decade has become a primary source for nearly all major investment banks. Our coverage blends the speed and detail of newswires with the knowledge and insight of our local economists. We provide extensive daily coverage of over 60 emerging markets and periphery euro area countries tailored to the needs of economists and fund managers.

Research
  • Research

    We cover extensively macroeconomic developments, providing a meaningful summary, background, and interpretation of the data. This is combined with our view of key economic developments, which is often influenced by local expertise and may differ from the consensus. We pay close attention to politics, and about 30% of our notes are political. Our political analysis is especially valuable in smaller economies where local politics is complex and often undercovered.

  • Local knowledge

    Our economists often live in the countries they cover and they have extensive knowledge of the local political and economic environment. Our detailed political coverage is often unmatched, especially for small economies outside the scope of most research.

  • Market-moving news
    Our coverage focuses on market-moving events especially relevant for bond and forex markets. Our key topics are macroeconomics, fiscal and monetary policy, the banking system and financial markets, politics.
  • Data

    We maintain our own economic database, which is updated in real time and helps our economic analysis. It is used to generate an extensive set of charts and tables that often accompany our notes. For smaller economies we manually collect hard-to-find data, which is often unavailable elsewhere. We often receive data requests from our clients as part of our 'Ask the Editor' feature and we are always ready to share what we have at no extra charge.

  • Customized delivery

    Clients typically read our research in e-mails or on our website. We have a highly customizable system that allows e-mail reports to be sent for a customised group of countries at selected temporal frequencies. Our flagship product is our morning report sent at 7:00 London time, but we also provide an evening summary, weekly reports, and continuous intraday real-time coverage. The website is optimised for fast browsing of our research and allows for the generation of tailor-made PDF reports. Both e-mails and the website are likewise optimised for use on mobile devices.

Our clients

Our core clients are EM desks at large investment banks, the majority of which subscribe to our services. We have grown our client base over the years to include buy-side firms, government organizations and IFI's, and rating agencies. With the introduction of MIFID II, we have seen greater demand for our services from buy-side firms as it is an attractive alternative to bank research. Our product is most useful to people with a professional interest in a country, including economists, strategists, portfolio managers, and macro traders.

Investment banks

Buy-side funds

Central banks and IFIs

Rating agencies

  • Investment banks

    Large investment banks have traditionally been our core clients. For many years now, economists and strategists have read our report first thing in the morning for an overview of market-moving events. We believe our product suits their needs well because:

    - We produce detailed reports, often at the speed of newswires
    - We cover a wide range of countries in great detail and have built extensive expertise in local politics
    - We provide access to our analysts for unlimited questions at no extra charge.

  • Buy-side funds

    We have a growing subscriber base among buy-side funds. They view our product as a complementary service to bank research, often providing unmatched detail, local flavor, and expertise. After MIFID II, some have also chosen us as a major EM research provider. We believe our product is good for funds because:

    - We produce detailed daily reports on macroeconomic and political developments in EMEA and elsewhere
    - We are locally based and often provide a view alternative to the consensus
    - We cover small economies that remain outside the scope of most services but sometimes offer exceptional investment opportunities.

  • Central banks and IFIs

    Central banks and International Financial Institutions (IFIs) are a growing part of our client portfolio. They value our product for the detailed coverage of relevant news, the local perspective, and in depth economic research.

  • Rating agencies

    The big rating agencies value our product for the wide range of countries covered and the detailed coverage of topics relevant to sovereign credit analysis. Our mix of topics includes macroeconomic releases, fiscal and monetary policies, the banking sector, financial markets, and politics.

Regions we cover

Our company started with a focus on the emerging economies of Eastern Europe and has especially strong expertise in countries like Poland, Turkey, Russia, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. Since then, we have expanded to cover markets in Middle East and Africa, Latin America, and the euro area. Along with the key markets, we are highly valued for coverage of small countries where information is hard to find and news reports often do not make sense without local expertise.

As emerging markets develop, we are constantly adjusting our coverage to meet the needs of clients. Looking ahead, our next step will be to expand coverage in Latin America and add Asia, thus offering a full-fledged global product.

CEE

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Georgia
  • Hungary
  • Kazakhstan
  • Macedonia
  • Montenegro
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • General CEE

MENA

  • Bahrain
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Kuwait
  • Morocco
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • General MENA

SSA

  • Angola
  • Ivory Coast
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • South Africa
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • General SSA

LA

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Mexico

EA

  • Estonia
  • France
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • General Euro Area

MiFID II Compliance

We believe that a free trial for our services can be considered a minor non-monetary benefit under MIFID II. The regulation limits the trial to three months for buy-side firms and it should not begin within 12 months of termination of a prior arrangement for research.

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