About Craig McGuinness
As WATC’s Chief Economist, Craig is responsible for providing interest rate forecasts for WATC and its clients, as well as providing commentary on economic and financial market developments.
Craig commenced his employment with WATC in December 2003 as part of the Corporation’s graduate program, before taking on the position of Quantitative Financial Analyst, a role that involved modelling the impact of various funding strategies on client borrowing costs. Craig then moved into the position of Economist in 2005, combining the role with that of Senior ALM Analyst, until his appointment as Chief Economist in 2016.
Being WATC’s Chief Economist, Craig constantly monitors and reviews numerous sources of financial data, market movements, economic research and modelling. In evaluating and considering all these sources of information, combined with Craig’s experience and economic acumen, Craig is able to distil what is important and explain what really matters in a way that is easy to understand.
Craig graduated from Edith Cowan University in Western Australia with a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Economics and Finance, and has completed a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance. Craig maintains accreditation in the Australian Financial Markets Association.