Analytics for Policy Makers and Investors - Making Data Meaningful
Professor of Practice in Economics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
Worked with 11 Leading Asian Central Banks at the BIS in Hong Kong
Former Head of Investment Strategy and Financial Market Analysis at the
Swiss National Bank (SNB)
Co-Creator of the "Fed New York Staff Underlying Inflation Gauge (UIG)"
First Non-Chinese with People’s Bank of China Working Paper
Central banks differ in their objectives, their tools to implement monetary policy as well as in their practice to manage reserves.Find out more
Investment strategies aiming for diversification ask for a broader approach including a view on Asian markets and global inflation.Find out more
Financial institutions and their infrastructure are to economic activity what roads are to traffic: typically taken for granted unless bottlenecks develop.Find out more
Teaching - Speaking
Money, Banking and Financial Markets in West and East: from the classic text book to the new trends in FinTech.Find out more
Applied research and insights on central banks, asset management, and financial institutions. Published in applied and peer reviewed journals, newspapers and books.
Analytics for Policy Makers and Investors
Marlene Amstad is Professor of Practice in Economics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK-SZ) and Co-Director of the Center for Financial Technology and Social Finance at the Shenzhen Finance Institute (SFI). She serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).
Marlene’s research interests are Money, Banking and Financial Markets with an emphasis on central banks, asset management, and financial institutions. She publishes in refereed and policy oriented journals and creates economic indicators for policy makers and investors. At the Federal Reserve Bank of New York she developed the “Fed New York staff underlying inflation gauge (UIG)” which is published monthly by the Fed NY and covered by major media outlets. She teaches courses in “Economics of Money and Financial Institutions – from the classic textbook to FinTech”, “Financial Markets in China and the World” and “Financial Institutions and Regulations”.
At BIS in Hong Kong she coordinated the Asian Bond Fund (ABF) initiative for 11 leading central banks. At the Swiss National Bank Marlene acted as Deputy Director and Head of Investment Strategy and Financial Market Analysis, served as member of the SNB’s investment committee and worked in the research department. Previously, she worked at Credit Suisse and KOF Swiss Economic Institute/ETH Zurich.Find out more
Investing in Emerging Markets: How do Global Investors Differentiate Sovereign Risks?
Journal of International Money and Finance, September 2016Find the Article on IDEAS
A spare tire for capital markets: Fostering corporate bond markets in Asia
BIS Papers No 85, June 2016Find the Article at BIS
Sovereign ratings of advanced and emerging economies after the crisis
BIS Quarterly Review, December 2015Find the Article on IDEAS
Measuring Trend Inflation with the Underlying Inflation Gauge
Liberty Street Economics, May 22, 2017See introduction at Liberty Street
The New York Fed Staff Underlying Inflation Gauge (UIG)
Economic Policy Review (September 2017) reviews the experience of daily, real-time updates over ten yearsFind a detailed account at FRBNY
Underlying Inflation Gauge (UIG)
Published monthly by the Fed NYSee the latest updates at FRBNY
The tyranny of benchmarks
VoxEU policy post (October 2017)Read the post on VOX CEPR's Policy Portal
Sovereign Ratings After the Crisis
OMFIF Global Public Investor (June 2017)Read on OMFIF (Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum)