Capital Economics

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Capital Economics Ltd
IndustryEconomics, finance
FoundedLondon (1999)
FounderRoger Bootle
Headquarters
London
,
United Kingdom
Key people
Roger Bootle, Chairman
Julian Jessop, Director
Jonathan Loynes, Director
Number of employees
50
Websitehttps://www.capitaleconomics.com

Capital Economics is an economic research consultancy based in London. In 2012 it won the Wolfson Economics Prize for the best proposal on how a member state could leave the eurozone.

History[edit]

Roger Bootle founded Capital Economics in 1999.[1] He and Capital Economics won the £250,000 Wolfson Economics Prize in 2012, "for the best plan for dealing with member states leaving the eurozone".[2]

In 2014, Bootle sold a stake in Capital Economics to part of Lloyds Banking Group; the transaction valued his company at £70 million.[3] Four years later, Phoenix Equity Partners purchased a majority stake in the consultancy from Bootle; this valued the business at £95 million.[1] Bootle retained his chairman role and a reduced financial interest in Capital Economics.[1][4]

Principal staff[edit]

  • Roger Bootle, Chairman
  • Julian Jessop, Chief Global Economist
  • Jonathan Loynes, Chief European Economist. Loynes came top of the Sunday Times table of UK economic forecasters in both 2000 and 2005.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c White, Lucy (23 March 2018). "Roger Bootle's Research Firm Capital Economics Set for £95m Sale to Private Equity". city a.m. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  2. ^ Gregory, Mark (5 July 2012). "Wolfson Prize for Euro Wxit Plan Won by Roger Bootle". BBC. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  3. ^ Kahn, Mehreen (18 October 2016). "Roger Bootle to step down to part-time role at Capital Economics". Financial Times. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Capital Economics announces investment by Phoenix Equity Partners". Capital Economics. 27 March 2018. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Our Staff - Global Economics". Archived from the original on 2015-07-01. Retrieved 2015-04-17.