SOURCE: Roubini Global Economics

Roubini Global Economics

October 12, 2015 10:54 ET

Roubini Global Economics and ThoughtWorks360 Partner to Create Roubini ThoughtWorks

New Joint Venture Will Provide Innovative Thought Leadership to Help Business and Government Leaders Embrace Transformative Change in Today's Hyperconnected, Digital World

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - October 12, 2015) - Roubini Global Economics (RGE), a leading provider of independent, global macroeconomic research, today announced the formation of a joint venture with ThoughtWorks360, a thought leadership consultancy, to create a new enterprise called Roubini ThoughtWorks. The new venture will be founded in mixed-methods research, applying advanced analytical tools, predictive models, digital technology, and expert opinion to understand future megatrends and their impact on business, government, and people around the world.

Roubini ThoughtWorks will work with clients to deliver innovative thinking to help corporate and government leaders embrace transformative change in today's hyperconnected, digital world. This venture will combine RGE's economic and market expertise with ThoughtWorks360's research, editorial and marketing skills to provide private- and public-sector organizations with analytics-based thought leadership and decision-support programs, thereby inspiring fresh management ideas and delivering actionable insights.

"I am very excited about bringing together RGE's global macroeconomic insights with ThoughtWorks360's strength in thought leadership," said Nouriel Roubini, Chairman of Roubini Global Economics. "Our goal is to provide decision makers with strategic analysis on evolving global trends, highlighting new opportunities and risks in today's increasingly complex world."

Lou Celi, former Publisher of the Economist Intelligence Unit and former President of Oxford Economics USA, who built successful global thought leadership businesses at both companies, will oversee the operations of Roubini ThoughtWorks as the CEO. Barry Rutizer, who has worked with Lou on thought leadership initiatives at both firms, will serve as the Commercial Director. The ThoughtWorks management board will consist of Celi and Rutizer, as well as Terry Waters, President & CEO of RGE, and Paul Domjan, Managing Director of Research Products and Service Delivery at RGE.

"Executives are time-constrained and bombarded with information," said Celi. "Engaging today's hyperconnected executive requires a distinctive thought leadership approach that sits at the intersection of visionary thinking, analytical insights, and 360-degree outreach. Our aim is to always be ahead of the curve, helping executives see what lies ahead -- and provide advice on what to do about it."

Roubini ThoughtWorks will have direct access to RGE's team of economists and analysts, including Nouriel Roubini and, by extension, the firm's worldwide network of economists, policy-makers and financial leaders. In addition, the new venture will draw on RGE's sophisticated analytical tools, including its proprietary country benchmarking and risk analytics system, national balance sheet framework, and global economic forecasting and scenario model. Roubini ThoughtWorks will leverage RGE's mechanisms for analyzing emerging economic, policy and political events, and their impact on financial markets and business strategies.

The joint venture will incorporate ThoughtWorks360's team of editorial, publishing, design and research specialists, as well as its global network of journalists, industry analysts and thought leadership specialists. The venture will also utilize ThoughtWork360's thought leadership ecosystem, including: extensive survey panels for reaching executives, investors and consumers across countries, industries, and demographic profiles; strategic partnerships with top geopolitical, microeconomic and industry research firms; key alliances with editorial, design and digital production companies; and wide access to distribution channels through leading media brands, social media networks and content discovery platforms.

"We believe Roubini ThoughtWorks will set a new standard for the delivery of authoritative, best-in-class thought leadership programs for private- and public-sector executives around the world," said Terry Waters, RGE's CEO. "This joint venture shows RGE's commitment to building partnerships with leading firms that extend our capabilities and expertise into new markets."

For more information about Roubini ThoughtWorks, please go to: www.roubinithoughtworks.com.

About Roubini Global Economics

Roubini Global Economics is the leading independent, global macroeconomic research firm founded in 2004 by renowned economist Nouriel Roubini. Roubini research combines expert insight with systematic analysis to translate economic, market and policy signals into actionable intelligence for a wide range of financial, corporate and policy professionals. This holistic approach uncovers opportunities and risks before they come to the attention of companies and markets, helping clients arrive at better decisions in a timelier manner. Roubini is headquartered in New York, with offices in London and Singapore.

About ThoughtWorks360

ThoughtWorks360 is a trend-setting thought leadership consultancy that partners with organizations to develop successful strategies for building business with executives in today's hyperconnected, analytics-driven world. Unlike traditional thought leadership providers, ThoughtWorks360 blends the right mix of quantitative and qualitative research methods, content formats and media channels to create distinctive, ground-breaking thought leadership that generates business, not just awareness. An agile, collaborative enterprise, ThoughtWorks360 draws on the diverse skills of its management team, alliance partners and expert network to deliver the highest quality, end-to-end thought leadership solutions.

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