CaixaBank Strategic Planning and Research Department (CaixaBank Research)

The Strategic Planning and Research Department of CaixaBank, the leading retail bank in Spain, analyzes topics of interest in the areas of macroeconomics, financial markets, the banking system and competitive strategy and helps develop and monitor the strategic plan of the bank in close contact with top management. The Department is divided into 4 units specialized in Bank Strategy, Macroeconomics and Financial Markets respectively but which frequently interact with each other. Our work, based on an applied approach, rigor and a solid analytical foundation, is aimed at an internal audience (top management) and an external audience (investors, clients and professional economists).


Bank Strategy

  • We analyze the competitive and regulatory environment for strategic business decisions, both nationally and internationally.
  • We monitor and forecasts of key business variables (credit demand, deposit growth, etc.).
  • We prepare regular reports on banking developments for top management.
  • We design and follow up of CaixaBank’s strategic plan.
  • We make occasional contributions to external publications.


  • We analyze global macroeconomic developments (the economist may be assigned to cover emerging and advanced economies, Euro area or Spain).
  • We prepare and present reports and papers on these topics.
  • We develop quantitative models for analysis and forecasting.

Big Data

  • We conduct microeconomic and sectorial analysis combining internal data, social network data and standard sectorial data
  • We produce sectorial forecasts using big data techniques.
  • We prepare and present regular sectorial reports and provide support to commercial units of CaixaBank.

Financial Markets

  • We monitor developments and outlook in key financial markets and contributes to forecasts.
  • We prepare regular reports for top management.
  • We conduct research on selected topics: yield curve modeling, asset pricing, etc.
  • We contribute to internal and external publications.
  • We develop quantitative models for analysis and forecasting.


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