Olivier Desbarres

Olivier Desbarres is an economist, rates & FX strategist with 24 years experience.

Oliver worked for 15 years as a Senior Economist, Rates and FX Strategist for Credit Suisse and Barclays in Moscow, London and Singapore (1998-2012). He was Head of Asia-Pacific FX Strategy at Barclays in Singapore and the focal point for G10 research during Asian trading hours, conducting macro analysis of G10 economies, currencies and interest rate markets. His team was highly ranked by several institutions and polls and frequently quoted in the written press.

After leaving investment banking Olivier ran a Macro & FX Research website, with subscribers in 77 countries in Europe, America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East who worked for, amongst others, Fortune 500, FTSE-100 and S&P 500 companies and some of Europe’s 150 largest corporations.

Olivier subsequently founded 4X Global Research in 2017 to provide both institutional and corporate clients with substantive research, high-quality analysis and insight on emerging and G20 economies and financial markets. The ultimate goal of 4X Global Research was to enable investors to make both informed and timely decisions to gain an edge on their investments. The Fixed Income Research and Macro Strategy (FIRMS) Report was a comprehensive, incisive and opportune weekly publication, covering investment topics most relevant to subsequent portfolio and investment returns.