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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. Antonio Del Favero

    Antonio Del Favero

    Antonio is macro strategist at Macro Hive, focusing mainly on US economy and markets and G5 FX. Formerly, he worked at Tudor and Maniyar Capital, Rubrics Asset Management, Brevan Howard,…

  3. 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…

  4. Dominique Dwor-Frecaut

    Dominique Dwor-Frecaut

    Dominique Dwor-Frecaut is a senior macro strategist at Macro Hive, specializing in US economics and monetary policy. She completed her Master’s and Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of…

  5. 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.

  6. 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…

  7. Mirza Baig

    Mirza Baig

    Mirza Baig is one of the top market strategists in the industry and has been researching and trading global FX & rates products for over 19 years. His career boasts…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Viresh Kanabar

    Viresh Kanabar

    Viresh Kanabar, an investment strategist with 8+ years of experience, notably contributed to portfolio construction and risk management at CCLA Investment Management, a £12 billion fund. Viresh was also a…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. Jonas Ahlander

    Jonas Ahlander

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

  18. 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…

  19. Iker Cabiedes

    Iker Cabiedes

    Iker Cabiedes is the Chief Latin America Economist/Strategist at Macro Hive, boasting over 17 years of experience in economics, market strategy, and politics. His professional journey includes notable roles at…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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.

  25. 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…

  26. 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.

  27. 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…

  28. 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…

  29. 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…

  30. Liang Ding

    Liang Ding

    I am a multilingual investment professional with over 15 years’ experience as a portfolio manager, quantitative analyst, currency strategist, and China economist. Results-driven, I have an exceptional track record across…

  31. 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…

  32. 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…

  33. 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…

  34. 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…

  35. John Floyd

    John Floyd

    John was previously Head of Macro Strategies at Record Currency Management Inc., an $80billion currency manager. Prior to that John was Chairman and CIO of Floyd Plus CurrencyFund, for which…

  36. 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…

  37. Vasileios Gkionakis

    Vasileios Gkionakis

    Vasileios Gkionakis (Vas) has over 17 years of experience in research and portfolio management, both on the sell and the buy side (Citigroup, BAML, UniCredit, Fulcrum Asset Management, Lombard Odier).…

  38. 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,…

  39. 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…

  40. Henrik Gullberg

    Henrik Gullberg

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

  41. 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…

  42. 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…

  43. 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,…

  44. Ayra Khan

    Ayra Khan

    Ayra Asad Khan is a macroeconomic intern at Macro Hive. She is studying for a degree in Accounting and Finance at Durham University.

  45. 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…

  46. 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…

  47. 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…

  48. 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…

  49. 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…

  50. 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…

  51. 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…

  52. Rutuja Morankar 

    Rutuja Morankar 

    Rutuja Morankar is a macroeconomist with 7 years of experience, now based in London. She has worked on the US economy as well as the EMs with focus on India. She was a…

  53. 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…

  54. 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…

  55. 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…

  56. Thanos Papasavvas

    Thanos Papasavvas

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

  57. Jay Pelosky

    Jay Pelosky

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

  58. Julius Probst, PhD

    Julius Probst, PhD

    Julius Probst is the European macroeconomist. He has an MSc in Economics and a PhD in Economic History from Lund University, Sweden. Julius has previously spent time at the ECB…

  59. 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…

  60. 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,…

  61. 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…

  62. 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…

  63. 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.

  64. 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…

  65. Ellie Sung

    Ellie Sung

    Ellie Sung is a macroeconomic intern at Macro Hive. She is studying for an BSc in Economics at the University of St Andrews.

  66. Phil Suttle

    Phil Suttle

    Phil has 40 years of both public and private sector experience in applied international economics. He established Suttle Economics six years ago as a subscription based consultancy and now has…

  67. 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…

  68. 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…

  69. John H. Welch

    John H. Welch

    John H. Welch CEO-Founder of Research for Emerging Markets (REM), Inc. Adjunct Professor – Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Nova Business and Economics, Keiser University, and Florida Christian University John H. Welch…

  70. 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…

  71. 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…

  72. 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…

  73. 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…

  74. 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…

  75. 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…

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