A bit about IMAR
Some time ago I founded IMAR. IMAR stands for International Markets & Risk and provides independent economic research and insight, focusing on the analysis of market states and dynamics. Its mission is to transmit views in a clear and concise way, suitable to today's needs for fast decision making and effective risk management in a globalized economy.
Market dynamics and investors' psychology shift constantly through different states. Everyone knows that no financial crisis, bull-bear market cycle, economic boom or recession is exactly the same as the previous ones. The recent crisis has highlighted how investment and risk management strategies can be hindered by market opacity and turbulence. Yet, theoretical and quantitative tools exist to provide a clearer view of market dynamics. These enable us to use more efficiently our knowledge of the past to explain the present and, often, anticipate future developments.
At IMAR, the pursuit of clarity involves a multilevel analysis of information, via both established and novel scientific techniques and approaches. This discipline helps us towards a broader and more in-depth understanding of what drives economies and markets.
IMAR's research aims to provide a clearer view for the state of the global economies and markets via commentaries and quantitative analysis. Our inhouse indicators and econometric output are produced through the combination of traditional and novel methodologies. This way we can create benchmarks that reflect current states, trends and dynamics of markets and economies while discovering useful new information that tried, wide-spread approaches can not pick up.
IMAR's ultimate mission is to combine quantitative and qualitative information, often conflicting, producing a clearer and independent view of states and trends in today's turbulent markets.