Media Release
12. January 2022

Bloomberg ranks »Bantleon Analysts« as best economic analysts for the Eurozone again

The news agency Bloomberg News has awarded two analysts of Bantleon as »Top Forecaster of the Euro-Area Economy«: Senior Economist Jörg Angelé and Chief Economist Dr Daniel Hartmann. Bloomberg honoured their very precise forecasts for various economic indicators regarding the Eurozone.

»We are very proud that our economists have once again demonstrated their outstanding forecasting quality in 2021, a year characterised by a high degree of uncertainty due to the pandemic,« says Stephan Kuhnke, Head of Asset Management at Bantleon. »The awards confirm the highly systematic nature of our economic analysis, which delivers reliable results even in a difficult capital market environment.« According to Bloomberg, the economic research team has consistently ranked among the world's best forecasters for the Eurozone since 2011 and regularly belongs to the »Top 5« (2011: rank 1; 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2019: rank 2, 2020 and 2021: rank 1). The forecasts of »Bantleon Senior Economist« Dr Andreas Busch for the USA are also very precise: according to Bloomberg, he has been among the top ten forecasters for the country worldwide since 2013 (2015 and 2016: rank 5; 2017: rank 6; 2018: rank 7, 2019: rank 4, 2020 and 2021: rank 3). 

For the current Bloomberg ranking concerning the Eurozone, the forecasts of 26 international analysts were evaluated based on data submitted to Bloomberg over the past two years. Overall, the ranking referred to the following nine indicators: gross domestic product, consumer confidence, consumer prices, EU Commission economic and industrial confidence, M3 money supply, industrial production, producer prices, and unemployment. To qualify for being ranked in the »Top Forecasters of the Euro-Area Economy«, participation in at least 15 of the past 24 months is required for at least five indicators.