BayernLB

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Awards

Excellence you can count on

Our many awards show that BayernLB Research is the go-to for high quality analyses and forecasts.

  • Another good placing in ZEW's forecast rankings (January 2017)
  • Süddeutsche Zeitung: once again among the top 10 for economic forecasting in 2016
  • Reuters StarMine awards for macro forecasts
  • Number 1 in global Bloomberg rankings for exchange rate forecasts in 2015
  • Number 1 in the F.A.Z. rankings for Bund-yield forecasts in 2015
  • Süddeutsche Zeitung: among the top 10 for economic forecasting in 2015
  • Magazine €uro: interest rate forecasts among the best in 2014
  • Handelsblatt: third place for economic forecasting in 2014
  • Süddeutsche Zeitung: improvement to third place for economic forecasting in 2014

Multiple top positions in ZEW's forecast rankings (January 2017)

Repeatedly among the top 3 and top 5 in both trend and point forecasting. Our Research also ranked well in January 2017.

  • ZEW's forecast rankings include some 20 banks.
  • Forecasting quality is assessed over a moving three-year period and at the end of 2016.
  • ZEW does this by collecting 3 and 6-month forecasts every quarter: for short-term interest rates (3-month Euribor), long-term interest rates (yield on 10-year German government bonds), the STOXX Europe 50, DAX and USD/EUR exchange rate, and oil price (Brent).

We are among the top 3 in trend forecasting. The key individual results (previous-quarter rankings are in brackets):

  • Short-term interest rates: 4th place (3rd)
  • Long-term interest rates: 4th place (4th)
  • USD/EUR: 1st place (1st)

We are among the top 5 in point forecasting. The key individual results (previous-quarter rankings are in brackets):

  • Long-term interest rates: 3rd place (3rd)
  • Oil price (Brent): 4th place (2nd)