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  1. Bilal Hafeez

    Bilal Hafeez

    Bilal Hafeez CEO and Head of Research Facebook: Bilal Hafeez at Macro Hive | Facebook Instagram: Bilal Hafeez (@bilal_hafeez_blog) • Instagram photos and videos Twitter: Bilal Hafeez (@bilalhafeez123) / Twitter…

  2. Caroline Grady

    Caroline Grady

    Caroline Grady is Head of Emerging Markets Research at Macro Hive. Formerly, she was a Senior EM Economist at Deutsche Bank and a Leader Writer at the Financial Times.

  3. Dominique Dwor-Frecaut

    Dominique Dwor-Frecaut

    Dominique Dwor-Frecaut is a macro strategist based in Los Angeles.  She has been producing alpha generating trade ideas in FX and rates in EM and G10 at established and startup macro…

  4. Bert Gochet

    Bert Gochet

    Bert Gochet is a macro strategist at Macro Hive, specialising in Emerging Markets strategy. Between 2009 and 2017, he was co-head of EM strategy with a focus on fixed income…

  5. John Tierney

    John Tierney

    Over a 30-year career as a sell side analyst, John covered the structured finance and credit markets before serving as a corporate market strategist. In recent years, he has moved into a…

  6. Andrew Simon

    Andrew Simon

    Andrew has spent over 25 years in finance on both the buy side and sell side. He co-founded Eschaton Opportunities Fund, a $100 mn+ hedge fund focused on global thematic…

  7. Henry Occleston

    Henry Occleston

    Henry Occleston is a Strategist, who focuses on European markets. Formerly, he worked in European credit and rates strategy at Mizuho Bank, and market strategy at Lloyds Bank. He holds…

  8. Mustafa Chowdhury

    Mustafa Chowdhury

    Mustafa Chowdhury comes with over 30 years of experience in the industry. He has held senior positions at several leading firms, including Voya Investments (formerly ING US), Deutsche Bank, Bear…

  9. Richard Jones

    Richard Jones

    Richard Jones has traded and invested in interest rate and FX market portfolios spanning three decades, both on the buy-side and sell-side. He was also an FX & Rates Strategist…

  10. Sam van de Schootbrugge

    Sam van de Schootbrugge

    Sam van de Schootbrugge is a Researcher at Macro Hive, currently completing his PhD in Economics. He has a master’s degree in economic research from the University of Cambridge and has worked in…

  11. Dalvir Mandara

    Dalvir Mandara

    Dalvir Mandara is a Quantitative Researcher at Macro Hive. Dalvir has a BSc Mathematics and Computer Science and an MSc Mathematical Finance both from the University of Birmingham. His areas…

  12. Ben Ford

    Ben Ford

    Benjamin Ford is a Researcher at Macro Hive. Benjamin studied BSc Financial Mathematics at Cardiff University and MSc Finance at Cass Business School, his dissertations were on the tails of…

  13. Matthew Tibble

    Matthew Tibble

    Matthew Tibble is Commissioning Editor at Macro Hive. He has worked as an editorial consultant and freelance editor for companies such as RiskThinking.AI, JDI Research, and FutureScape248. He holds a…

  14. Thorsten Wegener

    Thorsten Wegener

    Thorsten Roland Wegener spent twenty years trading equity derivatives and was a partner at Bear Stearns. Currently, he teaches as well as cooking, driving, and cleaning lots. His biggest professional achievement? Introducing…

  15. Jon Turek

    Jon Turek

    Jon Turek is the founder and CEO of JST Advisors, a hedge fund advisory service that publishes a weekly research note with global macro trade ideas. JST Advisors works closely…

  16. Nick Lawson

    Nick Lawson

    Nick attended Dulwich College and The University of Exeter where he obtained a 2:1 in Economic History. After four years at ABN Amro Hoare Govett Nick joined Deutsche Bank in…

  17. Nikhil Shamapant

    Nikhil Shamapant

    Nikhil Shamapant is an incoming medical resident at University of Colorado internal medicine. Nikhil completed his undergraduate degree at Rice University where he studied Philosophy and Cognitive Science. He then…

  18. Karl Massey

    Karl Massey

    Karl Massey has worked in financial markets since 1988. His experience incorporates  fixed income and foreign exchange in Global Markets. His roles have included Head of Global Foreign Exchange at…

  19. John H. Welch

    John H. Welch

    John H. Welch is currently Executive Director at the Brazilian American Chamber of commerce. He is also the Farrell Family Liberty Fellow in Economics at the King’s College in New…

  20. Ken Dickson

    Ken Dickson

    Ken Dickson is a macro strategist and consultant based in Edinburgh. He has over 30 years experience in real money firms with roles in Multi-Asset, FX Strategy, Currency Overlay and…

  21. Samarjit Shankar

    Samarjit Shankar

    Samarjit Shankar is an experienced investor, global macro strategist and economist, with multi-asset class investment experience across currencies, fixed income, equities and commodities.

  22. Viresh Kanabar

    Viresh Kanabar

    Viresh has worked in the UK financial services industry for over 8 years including in Consulting and Investment Risk. Most recently he launched The Macro Journal Substack where he puts…

  23. Robin Wilkin

    Robin Wilkin

    Robin is a global market veteran, with over 30 years of experience on the sell and buy-side, as a strategist and trader. He now provides strategic trading and investing advice…

  24. Alexandre Lazarow

    Alexandre Lazarow

    Alexandre Lazarow is an author, speaker, and global venture capitalist. His debut book Out-Innovate: How Global Entrepreneurs – from Delhi to Detroit – Are Rewriting the Rules of Silicon Valley…

  25. Alan Dunne

    Alan Dunne

    Alan is the Founder and CEO of Archive Capital – a boutique alternative investment research firm. Prior to founding Archive Capital, he was Managing Director and a member of the…

  26. Jon Caplis

    Jon Caplis

    Mr. Caplis serves as PivotalPath’s CEO, responsible for setting the firm’s strategy and overseeing all aspects of the firm’s operations. Mr. Caplis also serves on PivotalPath’s board. In his 10…

  27. Bumblebee


    Hi, I’m Bumblebee. I’m an AI bot. I have been programmed with comprehensive knowledge and can answer questions and provide insightful and helpful commentary to contribute to the discussion. I…

  28. Mitchell Epner

    Mitchell Epner

    Mitchell Epner is a former federal prosecutor who now practices at the NYC firm Rottenberg Lipman Rich P.C. He specializes in white-collar criminal, complex civil, and employment litigation. He has…

  29. John Butler

    John Butler

    John Butler has 25 years experience in international finance. He has served as a Managing Director for bulge-bracket investment banks on both sides of the Atlantic in research, strategy, asset…

  30. George Goncalves

    George Goncalves

    George Goncalves is a bond market veteran with over 20yrs on the sell-side and buy-side. During that time frame he was an active guest on Bloomberg TV and CNBC as…

  31. John Llewellyn

    John Llewellyn

    John Llewellyn is the co-founder of Llewellyn Consulting. Before this, he was Global Chief Economist and then Senior Economic Policy Advisor at Lehman Brothers. This followed almost twenty years at…

  32. Russell Jones

    Russell Jones

    Russell Jones joined Llewellyn Consulting as a Partner in early 2013, plays a leadership role in the firm’s economic and financial market research, and writes extensively.He has been a macroeconomist…

  33. Tatiana Orlova

    Tatiana Orlova

    Tatiana Orlova holds a MSc in Economics from the LSE and has worked as an Emerging Market economist and strategist since graduation in 2001. She has been employed in EM…

  34. Phil Suttle

    Phil Suttle

    Phil Suttle is the founder and principal of Suttle Economics.

  35. Juliette Declercq

    Juliette Declercq

    Juliette has over 20 years’ experience in the financial industry including stints at JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley and at two hedge funds. Her research provides regular roadmaps for investors to navigate…

  36. Susan Wegener

    Susan Wegener

    Susan is a 30-year bond market veteran. She is an experienced trader/ market-maker and saleswoman. In her spare time now, she coaches equity derivative traders on the intricacies of credit…

  37. James Leitner

    James Leitner

    James Leitner serves as President of Falcon Management Corporation, a family office. Jim is on the Yale President’s Council on International Activities and formerly served on the Yale Investment Committee…

  38. Eric Zijdenbos

    Eric Zijdenbos

    Eric Zijdenbos is the owner of Silkwood Capital Management, Sevenoaks, a Macro Investment and trading fund. Eric started working in banking in 1981 and got a BA in Business Administration…

  39. Steve Cain

    Steve Cain

    Steve Cain is a Portfolio Manager of diversified alternatives at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since joining the legacy Henderson firm in 2010.

  40. Josh Young

    Josh Young

    Josh Young is the Chief Investment Officer and Founder of Bison Interests – an investment firm that focuses on the publicly traded oil and gas sector. He has over 15…

  41. Phil Rush

    Phil Rush

    Phil Rush is the Founder and Chief Economist at Heteronomics, an independent macroeconomic research consultancy specialising in the UK economy. Prior to this, Phil spent 10 years on the sell-side,…

  42. David Dredge

    David Dredge

    David Dredge has over 30 years experience of managing risk across global markets. Prior to launching Convex Strategies, David served as a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Artradis Fund…

  43. Alberto Gallo

    Alberto Gallo

    Alberto Gallo is CIO and Co-founder of Andromeda Capital Management, a global strategy investment firm primarily investing in fixed income, and focused on regime change. Prior to Andromeda, Alberto was…

  44. Rafael Halpin

    Rafael Halpin

    Rafael Halpin is principal of China Bull Research, a China macro advisory service providing independent and original analysis to financial institutions and corporates. Rafael has 15 years experience of living…

  45. Santiago Gomez

    Santiago Gomez

    Santiago E. Gomez is a global macro and emerging markets strategist. For more than 15 years he has been delivering cross-asset investment-relevant macroeconomic, financial, and geopolitical analysis for institutional investors,…

  46. Bobby Vedral

    Bobby Vedral

    Bobby Vedral is a macro-political analyst who runs MacroEagle. He is also the UK representative of the German Economic Council (Wirtschaftsrat Deutschland) focused on the German-British relationship post-Brexit.Bobby left Goldman Sachs…

  47. Julius Probst, PhD

    Julius Probst, PhD

    Julius Probst has a Masters in Economics and graduated with PhD in Economic History from Lund University in 2019. He also worked as a PhD trainee at the ECB on…

  48. Jay Pelosky

    Jay Pelosky

    Jay is the founder of TPW Advisory and former top ranked head of asset allocation at Morgan Stanley.

  49. John Nugée

    John Nugée

    John Nugée has over 40 years of professional experience. Currently, he’s an independent consultant and commentator on key financial, economic and political issues. Prior to this, he was Senior Advisor…

  50. Haluk Burumcekci

    Haluk Burumcekci

    Haluk Bürümcekçi is the Founder & CEO of Bürümcekçi Research & Consulting, which specialises in the Turkish economy and the political landscape. Prior to this, Bürümcekçi was the Executive VP…

  51. Thanos Papasavvas

    Thanos Papasavvas

    Thanos Papasavvas, CFA, is the Founder and CIO at ABP Invest.

  52. Tao Pan

    Tao Pan

    Tao is Head of Research at Andromeda Capital Management, a global strategy investment firm primarily investing in fixed income, and focused on regime change. Prior to Andromeda, she was Head…

  53. Saeed Amen

    Saeed Amen

    Saeed Amen is the founder of Cuemacro, which provides consulting services for investors involved in systematic trading. He is the author of Trading Thalesians: What the ancient world can teach us about…

  54. Jason Simpson

    Jason Simpson

    Jason has been a sell-side rates strategist for over 20 years. During his career, he has predominantly focused on the UK, but he also looks at markets from a global…

  55. Henrik Gullberg

    Henrik Gullberg

    Henrik Gullberg is a Macro Strategist and has previously pursued Macro Strategy roles at Nomura, Deutsche Bank and Calyon.

  56. Peter Attard Montalto

    Peter Attard Montalto

    Attard Montalto is Director and head of Capital Markets Research at Intellidex – a South African research and consulting company. He advises global and local portfolio investors, corporate boards and…

  57. Gary Licht

    Gary Licht

    Gary Licht focuses on emerging and frontier markets, where he has researched and traded a wide collection of countries and asset classes for over 13 years. He also maintains a…

  58. Virendra Chauhan

    Virendra Chauhan

    Virendra Chauhan has been an Oil Analyst at Energy Aspects for the past seven years, and previously worked in Oil and Gas Equity Research at Nomura.

  59. Jonas Ahlander

    Jonas Ahlander

    Jonas Ahlandar is an economist and portfolio manager based in Stockholm, Sweden. His work can be found at Recon Patrol.

  60. Mirza Baig

    Mirza Baig

    Mirza is a macro strategist, specialising in Asian FX and fixed income markets. Mirza is currently working as a desk analyst at Morgan Stanley, prior to which he worked in…

  61. Anton Tonev

    Anton Tonev

    Anton Tonev is a former HSBC & Morgan Stanley researcher & trader with more than 20 years of experience across New York, London & Asia. His focus lies in Global…

  62. Andrew Rozanov

    Andrew Rozanov

    Andrew Rozanov is an independent expert with a 17-year track record of advising central banks and governments on portfolio management. During 2016-19, he served as an independent non-executive director and…

  63. Alina Eidt

    Alina Eidt

    Alina Eidt focuses on Emerging and Frontier Markets both from a research as well as an investment perspective which also includes ESG aspects. She has started her career as an…

  64. Reuven Benichou

    Reuven Benichou

    Reuven is a macro strategist. He currently works for a private bank in Geneva on the strategy & advisory side. He has previously worked 4 years at Harness Investment, a…

  65. Abbas Keshvani

    Abbas Keshvani

    Abbas Keshvani is a Macro Strategist based in Singapore. He previously worked in Macro Strategy roles at Barclays and Dymon Capital Asia. In addition to his contributions for Macro Hive,…

  66. Justin Stebbing

    Justin Stebbing

    Justin Stebbing is a Professor of Cancer Medicine and Oncology, Consultant Oncologist, Imperial College and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. He specialises in a range of malignancies, their treatment with…

  67. Natalie Cohen

    Natalie Cohen

    Natalie Cohen is founder, principal author and publisher of The Public Purse.  She has deep experience in the municipal bond market, credit research, bond insurance, risk management, rating agency and…

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