Ignatov & Company Group - Finances - ForesightWe provide Foresight services in Finances since 1998 – with emphasis in Market & Industry and Problem-Specific Foresight.

ICG uses a wide range of the Foresight techniques – such as expert panels, Delphi method, strategic analysis/planning methods (SWOT, PEST, STEER, EPISTEL, etc.), brainstorming, scenario analysis and planning, causal layered analysis (CLA), morphological analysis and cross-consistency assessment, relevance trees, systems engineering, etc.

We have partner relations with governmental agencies responsible for financial markets regulation and standards, several large state-run and private banks (including central/national banks), insurance companies, stock exchanges, brokerage and asset management firms, industry unions and associations, etc. We have abilities to make expert interviews in local languages.

To overcome foresight methods' major limitations (such as ignoring of the minor opinions frequently presenting the “creative” approach not shared with the majority of the experts; experts’ “conformism”; organizational challenges at large expert group management, etc.) we actively use such advanced methods as chaos theory, catastrophe theory, tensor analysis, graphs theory, game theory, case based reasoning (CBR), genetic algorithms, etc. in our Foresight projects.

Here is what we can cover as related to the foresight in financial markets:

  • Banking
    • Central (national) banks
    • Commercial banks
    • Investment banks
    • Private banking
  • Insurance
    • Insurance companies
    • Re-insurance
    • Insurance brokers
    • Actuary
    • Loss assessors
  • Security markets
    • Stock exchanges
    • Brokers
    • Depositories
  • Investment markets
    • Pension funds
    • Mutual funds
    • Asset management firms
  • Payment operators and systems


  • Customer base (individual customers; corporate customers; government as customer; regional authorities as customers)
  • Players (international, nationwide, regional)
  • Regulation
  • Market barriers and risks (legislative, corruption, technological requirements/standards, etc.)