Christophe Barraud

On the academic side, after a Master II in Finance (104), he wrote a thesis in Financial Economics at Paris-Dauphine University. The aim of this thesis was to highlight the parallels that can exist between the sports betting market and stock markets. More specifically, one of the objectives was to predict the returns associated with each type of odds in the context of men’s professional tennis and to deduce clear-cut conclusions regarding the empirical validation of informational efficiency. Although he enjoyed his time in the academic sphere, the overly theoretical framework and the lack of daily risk-taking led him to pursue a career as a market economist. Being also passionate about macroeconomics, he chose to adapt his models and methodology to the forecasting of economic statistics (growth, inflation, unemployment rate, etc.). This forecasting work has been very useful in extending his field of expertise to that of strategist. Chief Economist and Strategist at Market Securities since 2011, he has been awarded by Bloomberg the title of Top Forecaster of the U.S. Economy (from 2012 to 2020 and in 2022), Eurozone Economy (from 2015 to 2019 and in 2022) and Chinese Economy (from 2017 to 2020). I also won the Forecaster of the Year contest organized by MarketWatch in 2020. He was appointed Knight of the National Order of Merit and received this distinction from Bruno Le Maire on 10 November 2021.

Speaking at:
Nov 9, 2023 9:10 AM
Understanding the economic context over the coming months and the impact on the hospitality sector