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Moody’s Analyst to Provide Economic Outlook at Auto Finance Summit Asia

  • William Hoffman
  • July 17, 2018

Moody’s Analytics Chief APAC Economist Steve Cochrane

Moody’s Analytics Chief APAC Economist Steve Cochrane will give a presentation on the economic trends in China at the upcoming Auto Finance Summit Asia.

As the lead for Moody’s Asia economic analysis and forecasting activities,Cochrane will bring together disparate economic trends to inform attendees on the state of the Chinese economy, current demand for auto finance products, and the key players in the Asian market.

The summit will take place Sept. 5-6 at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai. To register for the event, click here.   

Cochrane oversees the U.S. and global forecasting services and directs the research and development activities of the economic research staff. He also edits the Regional Financial Review, the firm’s monthly publication that analyzes U.S. macro, regional, industry, and international trends.

In addition, Steve directs consulting projects to help clients understand the effect of regional economic developments on their business and presents baseline forecasts and alternative scenarios. Steve’s expertise lies in providing clear insights into an area’s or region’s strengths, weaknesses and comparative advantages, relative to macro or global economic trends.

Recently, Cochrane and his staff have focused on expansion and development of macroeconomic forecast models of more than 60 countries. His analysis includes research into China’s consumer price index, fixed asset investment, manufacturing, and retail sales.

At this inaugural event, Cochrane will join a suite of other presenters and panelists, including George Leondis, president of Dongfeng Nissan Auto Finance Co.; John Hyatt, executive vice president of dealer services at U.S. Bank; and Sebastian Pfeifle, a partner at Deloitte.

For more details on Cochrane’s presentation and the rest of the agenda, visit To register for the conference, click here.

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