Simon Naitram is a Research Associate at Pencarrek Limited, Investment Advisors. He is a former Research Officer at the Central Bank of Barbados in the Economic Policy Unit. He received his MSc with distinction in Financial and Business Economics from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus. He has co-authored “Nowcasting Tourist Arrivals to Barbados – Just Google It!” focusing on machine learning methodologies for incorporating Google Trends data into forecasting. He is currently working on modeling uncertainty through ensemble probability forecasting and pursuing his CFA qualification. He has a strong research interest in international financial economics.
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