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Ken Wattret
Vice President, Economics, IHS Markit
Ken Wattret is the Vice President at IHS Markit.
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Mr. Wattret has worked as an economist in the financial markets since the early 1990s, initially for HSBC Global Markets. From 2000 onwards, he was the chief market economist for the euro area at BNP Paribas. Prior to joining IHS Markit in 2018, he was a Managing Director of Global Macro at TS Lombard, an independent research provider. A specialist in European economic and policy issues, his 'out of consensus' calls include predicting as early as 2012 that euro area deflation risk would force the European Central Bank to embark on a program of large-scale sovereign debt purchases despite strong opposition within many member states. He has taken a lead role in the presentation of key forecasts and themes to a broad spectrum of clients across Europe, the Americas and Asia, including corporates, banks and institutional and hedge fund-based portfolio managers. A well-known commentator on economic and financial issues, Mr. Wattret is frequently quoted in the media and appears on various TV and radio channels. He received his honors degree in economics from the University of Sheffield, UK, and post-graduate qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

Industry expertise
Economics
Global Economics
Regional Economics
Areas of interest
Brexit
Consumer Spending
Economic Data
Exchange Rates
Fiscal Policy
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Inflation Rates
Interest Rates
Monetary Policy
Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI)
Regional focus
Europe & CIS
Languages
English
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