Author Directory

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  1. Bilal Hafeez
    Bilal Hafeez

    Bilal Hafeez

    Bilal Hafeez is the CEO and Head of Research at Macro Hive. He spent over twenty years doing research at big banks – JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank, and Nomura, where he…

  2. Caroline Grady
    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

    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. John Tierney
    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…

  5. Andrew Simon
    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…

  6. John Butler
    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…

  7. George Goncalves
    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…

  8. John Llewellyn
    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…

  9. Russell Jones
    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…

  10. Tatiana Orlova
    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…

  11. Phil Suttle
    Phil Suttle

    Phil Suttle

    Phil Suttle is the founder and principal of Suttle Economics.

  12. Juliette Declercq
    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…

  13. Thorsten Wegener
    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…

  14. Susan Wegener
    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…

  15. Phil Rush
    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,…

  16. Rafael Halpin
    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…

  17. Alberto Gallo
    Alberto Gallo

    Alberto Gallo

    Alberto Gallo is Head of Global Credit strategies and Portfolio Manager of the Algebris Global Credit Opportunities, a global strategy investing in bonds, credit and equities. Prior to Algebris, Alberto was Managing Director and Head of…

  18. David Dredge
    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…

  19. Ben Ford
    Ben Ford

    Ben Ford

    Ben Ford is a macro research analyst at Macro Hive, and is currently finishing an MSc in Finance at Cass Business School.

  20. Santiago Gomez
    Santiago Gomez

    Santiago Gomez

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

  21. John Winsell Davies
    John Winsell Davies

    John Winsell Davies

    John Winsell Davies is a global macro and emerging market strategist with 26-years’ experience. He launched his career on the sellside with Lehman Brothers, and later moved to the buyside…

  22. Nikhil Shamapant
    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…

  23. Bobby Vedral
    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…

  24. Julius Probst, PhD
    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…

  25. Jay Pelosky
    Jay Pelosky

    Jay Pelosky

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

  26. Jon Turek
    Jon Turek

    Jon Turek

    Jon Turek is author of the Cheap Convexity blog and CEO of JST Advisors

  27. John Nugée
    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…

  28. James Leitner
    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…

  29. Haluk Burumcekci
    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…

  30. Thanos Papasavvas
    Thanos Papasavvas

    Thanos Papasavvas

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

  31. Saeed Amen
    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…

  32. Tao Pan
    Tao Pan

    Tao Pan

    Tao heads the AI and Big Data research team at Algebris Investments. She joined Algebris as a macro analyst and portfolio manager for the Algebris Macro Credit Fund in June…

  33. Suleiman Javid
    Suleiman Javid

    Suleiman Javid

    Suleiman Javid is a Research Intern at Macro Hive. He is currently studying Economics BSc at Exeter University and is passionate about economics and politics.

  34. Vlad Ionescu
    Vlad Ionescu

    Vlad Ionescu

    Vlad Ionescu is a Macro Research Intern, currently undertaking an MSci in Management at UCL School of Management. He previously worked as an intern for an Investment Management firm.

  35. Paul Lambert
    Paul Lambert

    Paul Lambert

    Paul is an FX and macro expert with 30 years of practical experience, having spent the last 20 years as Portfolio Manager. He was most recently Head of Currency at…

  36. Jason Simpson
    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…

  37. Salomon Sebbag
    Salomon Sebbag

    Salomon Sebbag

    Salomon Sebbag has been managing trading books for more than 26 years at JPMorgan. His areas of interest are Emerging Markets, Interest Rates Derivatives, FX crises and Liquidity.

  38. Henrik Gullberg
    Henrik Gullberg

    Henrik Gullberg

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

  39. Peter Attard Montalto
    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…

  40. Diana Ayala
    Diana Ayala

    Diana Ayala

  41. Gary Licht
    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…

  42. Virendra Chauhan
    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.

  43. Jonas Ahlander
    Jonas Ahlander

    Jonas Ahlander

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

  44. Dalvir Mandara
    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…

  45. Mirza Baig
    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…

  46. Chris Watling
    Chris Watling

    Chris Watling

    Chris Watling is the founder of Longview Economics.

  47. Sam Bonney
    Sam Bonney

    Sam Bonney

    Sam is a macro strategist focussed on bridging the gap between the macro and the market. He previously worked in Nomura’s asset allocation team, having held roles in FX strategy.

  48. Anton Tonev
    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…

  49. Abhishek Singhania
    Abhishek Singhania

    Abhishek Singhania

    Abhishek is a fixed income strategist with 12 years of experience in the developed markets rates space. His particular area of expertise is the Eurozone rates market and has worked…

  50. Miguel Ovalle
    Miguel Ovalle

    Miguel Ovalle

    Miguel Ovalle has been a credit analyst covering Latam spectrum for corporates and macroeconomics related issues. He previously worked within S&P Global as a credit research analyst.

  51. Emerging Market Watch
    Emerging Market Watch

    Emerging Market Watch

    Formerly CEEMarketWatch, EmergingMarketWatch produces macroeconomic and political research for over 60 countries in EMs and the eurozone periphery. The research is conducted by a team of local economists.

  52. Vikrant Kumar Chandan
    Vikrant Kumar Chandan

    Vikrant Kumar Chandan

  53. Angela Xu
    Angela Xu

    Angela Xu

    Angela Xu, CFA has had four years of experience investing in macro, emerging markets, and quantitative hedge funds. She holds a BSFS in International Politics from Georgetown University.

  54. Viraj Patel
    Viraj Patel

    Viraj Patel

    Viraj Patel, CFA is an FX & Global Macro Strategist with over 8 years of experience working at institutions like ING, Barclays and the Bank of England. He is currently…

  55. Andrew Rozanov
    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…

  56. Alina Eidt
    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…

  57. Ken Dickson
    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…

  58. Reuven Benichou
    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…

  59. Robert James
    Robert James

    Robert James

    Robert James (pen name) is a senior Deutsche Bank insider.

  60. Karl Massey
    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…

  61. Rajeeb Pramanik
    Rajeeb Pramanik

    Rajeeb Pramanik

    Rajeeb is an Emerging Markets macro professional with 25 years experience in various roles as bankers, macro strategists and buy-side portfolio managers. He spent ten years at the independent macro…

  62. Sam van de Schootbrugge
    Sam van de Schootbrugge

    Sam van de Schootbrugge

    Sam van de Schootbrugge is a Macro Research Analyst at Macro Hive, currently completing his PhD in international finance. He has a master’s degree in economic research from the University…

  63. The Financial Ronin
    The Financial Ronin

    The Financial Ronin

    The Financial Ronin is a global macro maven. The Ronin has been around long enough to remember JGBs above 4pct and Italian BTPS at 12pct.  Rumor has it the Ronin…

  64. Manan Shah, CFA
    Manan Shah, CFA

    Manan Shah, CFA

    Manan is a macro researcher with 8 years of experience on the sell-side including Nomura & J.P Morgan. At Nomura, he specialised in scenario analysis for G10 and major EM…

  65. Abbas Keshvani
    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

    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

    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…

  68. C. B. Anker
    C. B. Anker

    C. B. Anker

  69. Apurv Jain
    Apurv Jain

    Apurv Jain

    Apurv Jain’s latest venture MacroXstudio is focused on privacy friendly α. Previously he led efforts at MSFT towards predicting the macroeconomy and the financial markets with alternative data and artificial…

  70. Neil Seeman
    Neil Seeman

    Neil Seeman

    Neil Seeman is Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Privacy Officer at RIWI Corp. (CSE: RIW), a global trend-tracking and prediction technology firm, and Senior Fellow at Massey College in…

  71. John Welch
    John Welch

    John 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…

  72. Nxalati Baloyi
    Nxalati Baloyi

    Nxalati Baloyi

    Nxalati Baloyi is Senior Researcher at Intellidex

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