»Bantleon Economists« rank among world's best forecasters

The »Bantleon Economists« are ranked among the best forecasters in the world for the US, France and Germany according to the »Refinitiv Starmine Awards«. Refinitiv has thus confirmed the view of data provider Bloomberg, which has praised the analysts’ exceptional forecasting skills for a number of years.

  • »Bantleon Chief Economist« Dr Daniel Hartmann ranked fourth in the Refinitiv forecast for key economic and inflation poll for the Eurozone in 2019 and first for France out of about 30 competitors (2016 and 2017: rank 1; 2018: rank 4). According to Bloomberg he has been one of the seven best forecasters globally since 2011 and regularly ranks among the »top five« (2011: rank 1; 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020: rank 2).
  • »Bantleon Senior Economist« Dr Andreas Busch ranked third in the Refinitiv forecast for key US economic and inflation poll in 2019 (2015: rank 3; 2016: rank 2; 2018: rank 10). According to Bloomberg he has been one of the top ten US economic forecasters since 2013 (2015 and 2016: rank 5; 2017: rank 6; 2018: rank 7, 2019: rank 4 and 2020: rank 2).
  • »Bantleon Senior Economist« Jörg Angelé ranked fourth in the Refinitiv forecast for key economic and inflation poll for the Eurozone in 2019, for Germany he was ranked eighth in 2018 (2015: rank 10; 2016 and 2017: rank 4). According to Bloomberg he has been one of the top ten US economic forecasters since 2016; in 2019 and 2020 he was ranked second for the Eurozone.

Both Bloomberg and Refinitiv regularly name the world’s leading experts in terms of the accuracy of their forecasts concerning trends in the biggest economies. To produce their ranking lists, they look at a range of key indicators over a period of one year (Refinitiv) or two years (Bloomberg) and select the forecasters whose assessments have been close to spot-on most often. The indicators used include unemployment, gross domestic product, retail sales, industrial production and the consumer price index.