Fin-Ex, a private investment firm, has today announced the acquisition of Roubini Global Economics’ (RGE) core subscription business, which will be merged with 4CAST to create 4CAST-RGE, a global leader in the provision of independent financial market and macro strategy research.
As independent entities, both 4CAST and RGE have shared a commitment to helping market participants make faster and better-informed decisions through superior data, analytics and market information.
Dr Nouriel Roubini, Chairman and Co-Founder of RGE, said “RGE was founded with the clear purpose of using the national balance sheet methodology that I and my colleagues developed to help market participants make better decisions. Over the last decade, we have developed a very strong team with unique insights into policy, macro and markets, supported by our proprietary data and analytics. I am very excited to see 4CAST-RGE continue to build on this legacy with an even stronger team, and I am committed to support the transition of the business into 4CAST-RGE.”
Mickey Arora, Chairman of Fin-Ex, added “With the formation of 4Cast-RGE, we have become a leader in the provision of independent research to sell-side and buy-side markets. The combination of two providers of market-leading data, analytics and research offers significant opportunities for a more diverse offering to a client base of more than 600 financial institutions. It also provides a strong platform for new product development to drive future revenue growth and provide an even stronger service to clients.”
Paul Domjan, CEO of 4CAST-RGE, said “I am proud to lead this exciting venture, which is a blend of two incredibly strong providers of independent financial market and macro strategy research. RGE’s research effort is at the height of its intellectual power and by combining it with 4Cast’s specialised sell-side expertise we are a formidable force in the provision of independent research. By combining 4CAST’s real-time analysis with RGE’s macro strategy and national balance sheet approach, 4CAST-RGE will now be uniquely positioned to provide complete coverage of global market and economic events, from instant reaction to longer-term implications, in an integrated and systematic way.”
The new company will operate from offices in London, New York and Singapore with Paul Domjan, formerly MD of Product at RGE, as CEO and Andrew Buckle, formerly MD of 4CAST, as COO. Research will be led by Paul Bednarczyk, formerly Head of Research at 4CAST, and Brunello Rosa and Rachel Ziemba, formerly Managing Directors of Research at RGE.
Adi Prnjavorac, 4CAST Sales Director, based in London and Rex Nowell, RGE Sales Director based in NYC will ensure seamless continuation of customer service for which both firms are known.
Dr Roubini will continue to personally service a select number of consulting clients while the subscription business continues at 4CAST-RGE.