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Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts on economies, geographies, and financial markets

The novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak is an ongoing global situation with far reaching implications. Every day brings a new challenge that needs to be understood and navigated.

At IHS Markit, our experts leverage proprietary data, models, and expert analysis to provide timely insight into what this means for current needs and future strategy.  We are focused on helping our customers better understand economic risks, scenarios, and the volatility experienced in all markets world-wide.

Follow us for regular updates, and more in-depth analysis, on how markets and businesses will be affected and how to plan ahead.  

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Market Impacts and Press Coverage


Chris Hammond, CFA

He leads the team's research and new product development. He is a current member of the CFA Society of Chicago and the Chicago Quantitative Alliance. As a graduate in 2007, Mr. Hammond joined Quantitative Services Group, which in 2011 was acquired by Markit, and is now part of IHS Markit. He earned his B.S.B.A. in Finance from Washington University in St. Louis, US.

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David Riehl

Mr. Riehl works closely with hedge funds and asset managers to solve complex problems related to data and analytics. He is a member of the IHS Markit alternative data committee and head of the Research Signals team. He has been with IHS Markit since 2010 and joined through the acquisition of Data Explorers Ltd. His research has been featured in the Economist, Bloomberg and on CNBC. Mr. Riehl holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Webster University and a graduate certificate in business from Columbia University, New York City, United States.

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Tom Matheson

With more than a decade of experience at IHS Markit, he partners with industry leaders to optimize the use of dividend forecasting in quantitative investment strategies and smart-beta index design. An expert commentator, Mr. Matheson regularly speaks with financial media, and at industry events. He graduated with honors from the University of Exeter, UK, where he studied Business Economics, Financial Accounting and Management Strategy.

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Alessandro Ferretti

Mr. Ferretti is responsible for managing product and business development teams and strategic initiatives for dividends, indices and ETFs to service the equity derivatives markets. As product head, he led various initiatives including adopting advanced analytics in the dividend forecasting framework and using dividend estimates for smart beta indices. Prior to joining the firm in 2007, Mr. Ferretti had experience at Bear Sterns Private Client Services in London, where he assisted clients on alternative investment products. Educated in the UK, Mr. Ferretti holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Business from the Nottingham Trent University and a Master of Science in Global Banking and Finance from Regent's University, London.

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Chris Williamson

Chris is Chief Business Economist and an executive director at IHS Markit. Mr Williamson is a well-known economic commentator and is regularly quoted in international business print and broadcast press, and frequently speaks at conferences on global economic issues. Mr. Williamson also sits on a number of economic advisory panels.Chris joined the company in 2008 following the acquisition of NTC Economics, a provider of global macro-economic indicators, where he played a major role developing a world-leading provider of business surveys and economic indicators, including the PMI series. PMI surveys now encompass all major economies and are commonly cited as some of the most important sources of economic information available to central banks, financial markets and business decision makers.Chris studied Economics at the University of Nottingham and Economic Development at the University of Manchester.

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