G+ Macro Risk Analysis

Global Perspectives  :  Strategic Macro Guidance  :  Comprehensive Insight

The art of investment is combining a top-down network approach with a bottom-up model-based understanding of economic interactions.


We deliver industry-leading economic insight on where the returns lie and what the risks are, through client-driven consultancy at market cost. 


Our research and consultancy service is founded on three fundamental pillars:


  • Deep-dive market expertise backed by experience
  • Consensus-leading policy foresight
  • Interconnected macro-economic, monetary and financial analysis


Our market economics proposition is unique in the independent economic research world. It has become an industry benchmark, disrupting traditional disconnected research specialisms in an interconnected and reflexive global financial eco-system.


Our track record of outperforming institutional analytical models spans over two decades. It is built on accurate market analysis, consensus-leading policy predictions and timely foresight on the drivers and consequences of the Global Financial Crisis, across core economies, public finances, central bank policy and asset class themes. 


Our depth is not measured by the ammount of detail we include in our research but by the longevity and impact of our core convictions. Our research is regularly flagged by clients as a guide for future thought development. We are committed to our proposition of economic rigour, market scope and research value.


Client service 

An established track record and strong client relationships based on trust contribute half of the success of a macro-financial research product. The other half is less visible but crucial – market competence, analytical performance and client process functionality. That’s what makes a valuable client service. 


Consensus-leading market economics intelligence at your fingertips: 


g+Exchange   An interactive network of insights on key market, policy and macro developments.


g+ThinkLab    Clients deliver a topical or thematic issue for research and debate.


g+Challenge   Forums and meetings with leading policy experts to discuss investment themes, refine investment thought processes, challenge market theses, and launch new ideas. 



MiFID II and institutional relations


In a MiFID II unbundled-research world, traditional investment insight delivery channels are becoming disrupted. New aggregator models encourage increased supply traffic, driving up opportunity costs for clients as subscription costs are locked in.


At the same time, traditional dealer research providers are cutting back on research cost and expert staffing, driving down quality, breadth and depth. Assuming a transparent bank pricing model, a typical research report would incur a client cost in the range of £1,350-2500 based on a two-analyst effort, or £55,000 per day based on a typical 40-analyst bank research group (2017 estimates). Potential disruption to meeting client research needs for the purpose of asset allocation decisions could be much costlier.


We have a different cost model and a direct application into clients’ treasury management and asset allocation decisions. Our clients to receive insight in a structured, auditable and transparent way, consistent with their own compliance obligations and the highest professional ethical standards. 


Our fintech solutions mean that our clients are fully compliant with incoming regulation. Our clients’ efficiency gains are commensurate to the scale of market disruption and marginal compliance costs.


Lead the consensus

Demand better. Question the conventional wisdom of the day. 


Whatever the macro-risk financial climate, the evolution of international economic trends and financial interconnections can alter macro-financial relationships. Our focus is on indentifying actionable opportunities, and real risks, across the economic, geopolitical, technological, environment and social spectrum. 


The art of successful investing is predicting the direction of macro risk travel.  



  • Key growth and inflation indicators
  • Balance of Payments
  • External Debt
  • Currency risk
  • Financial conditions
  • Monetary dynamics
  • Flow of Funds
  • Public Finance 
  • Rates
  • Money markets
  • Volatility
  • Credit
  • Benchmarks
  • Forex


  • Codified country datasets
  • Cross tabulations of two or more macro-policy variables
  • UK economics
  • Eurozone economics
  • US economics
  • G+ international economics
  • Signals 


  • Cyclical turning point and trend analysis
  • Sectoral dynamics
  • Structural fundamentals
  • Policy analysis
  • Benchmarking
  • Intellectual Property 


  • Credit and network impact 
  • Reflexivity and causation
  • Relational market opportunities
  • Actionable insights 

Demand better!

Whatever the macro-risk financial climate, evolving international economic trends and financial interconnections can create actionable opportunities and real risk management demands. The art of successful investing is predicting the direction of macro risk travel >>>

g+economics in the news

Investing.com: Sterling Struggles to Hold Gains after U.K. Jobs Report (10/09/19) 


Investing.com: Oil Ends Near Flat; Trade War Trumps Kurdish Conflict (08/10/19) 


FTSE 100 finishes higher on Friday as US jobs report brightens the mood (04/10/19) 


Yahoo Finance: Gold Steadies as Powell’s Inflation Quest Offsets Encouraging Jobs Report (04/10/19)


BBC Radio 4 Today programme: “ECB to do whatever it takes” - Lena Komileva, chief economist and managing director of G+ Economics, discusses what the ECB is likely to do, when interest rates are already negative. "There is a general agreement that the ECB has to follow up on reassuring words with action, a broad range of a blend of action, rates, asset purchases, guidance, a promise to do what ever it takes - again. It's clear that the ECB's toolkit is rather maxed out," she told BBC Radio 4's Today Programme.(12/09/19) 


Germany’s Boersen Zeitung: “Rezessionsangste schuren Debatte uber Konjunkturstutze / Recession fears spur debate about economic stimulus” Lena Komileva speaks to Germany’s Boersen Zeitung  chief economics correspondent Mark Schrörs together with Lucrezia Reichlin, Stefan Kooths, Stefan Schneider and Christoph Schmidt (23/08/19) 


FT Market Insight: Market challenge for the Fed is just beginning (07/01/2019) 



FT Market Forces: Investors in thrall of the market tug of war (07/01/2019) 


Bloomberg Radio: Komileva says Tensions Between US and China Run Deep (03/12/2018) 


FT: G20 caution leaves US stocks treading water (30/11/2018) 


FT Market Forces: Ending November with markets stuck on hold (30/11/18)


MarketWatch: As Lighthizer predicts ‘success’ in Trump-Xi dinner, here’s what such an outcome might look like (30/11/2018) 


FT: Wall St debates two words in Powell speech: 'just below' (28/11/2018) 


EFE: La incertidumbre del Brexit pone en jaque a la economía británica (25/11/2018) 


Bloomberg News: Pound Plunge Was Mere Prelude to What May Happen With No Deal (16/11/2018) 


MarketWatch: Here's how Brexit turmoil could become a problem for US and global markets (16/11/2018)


FT: A Congress divided: Analysts explain what it means for Wall Street (07/11/2018) 


FT: Dollar drops as midterm results dim stimulus hopes (07/11/2018) 


MarketWatch: As election clouds clear, get ready for the rush back into US stocks (07/11/2018) 


CNBC: Tax cuts have been controversial, but voters didn't seem to care about them (07/11/2018) 


FT Market Forces: Gridlock - no escape from trade tension (06/11/18)


Bloomberg Radio: Bloomberg Daybreak with Karen Moskow and Nathan Hager (23/10/18)


Bloomberg TV: Fed Should Be Proceeding Towards Normalization Says G Plus' Komileva (04/07/18)


Asset TV: Masterclass Global Outlook - 2018

FT: Wall Street struggles to extend new year rally (08/01/18)


Bloomberg TV: What are the biggest risks facing markets in 2018? (01/01/18) 


Bloomberg Best - Radio: The outlook for 2018 (28/12/17) 


Bloomberg TV: Komileva Says Markets in State of “Rational Exuberance” (28/12/17)  


Bloomberg Opinion | Prophets: Stocks and Bonds Are Sending the Correct Signals (15/12/17


WSJ: As Fed Tightens, Europe Hangs Loose (14/12/17) 


FT: Yellen kept markets calm but 2018 may be rockier (13/12/17)


Bloomberg TV: G+’ Komileva Says BOE Is in 'Holding Period' on Rates (13/12/17) 


Financial Times: High-stakes game of financial risk for policymakers - Cracks appearing as fears grow central bank tightening could provoke market instability (28/11/17)  


Milano Finanza: May in limbo, pound under pressure (14/11/2017) 


Dow Jones Newswires: BoE Risks Weak Growth, High Inflation, After Rate Rise: G+ Economics (14/11/17)


Dow Jones Newswires: Sterling Price Doesn't Reflect "Extreme" Scenarios - Market Talk (13/11/17) 


FT Insight: You are too complacent (31/07/17) 



The art of successful investing is predicting the direction of macro risk travel. Find the signal from the noise and rediscover your focus >>>