The Team behind The Hive. Our vision? An insatiable desire to challenge the research business model, the way you consume research and the way you think about investing. Thinking about joining us? Please use the enquiries form on the Contact Us page to introduce yourself.

Prior to Macro Hive, Bilal was Global Head of International Fixed Income Strategy at Nomura, and Head of Multi-Asset Research and Advisor to the CEO at Deutsche Bank. Bilal started his over twenty-year career at J.P. Morgan. Academically, Bilal was an Honorary Visiting Professor of Finance at Cass Business School. He studied Economics at St Johns College, Cambridge.

Bilal likes to read like crazy, watch lots of movies and tv-series, and loves to pass on any wisdom he picks up on work, relationships and life in his personal blog.

Andrew has spent over 25 years in finance on both the buy side and sell side. Andrew co-founded Eschaton Opportunities Fund, a $100 mn+ hedge fund focused on global thematic value investing. Earlier, he led JP Morgan’s institutional sales business across foreign exchange and emerging markets for Europe. He also spearheaded initiatives around tail risk hedging and cross asset structuring. Before JP Morgan, he ran Lehman’s global derivative sales business and at Deutsche Bank, he managed the European currency option trading and derivative research business. He started at Cooper Neff/ BNP. He credits them for giving him an amazing foundation to begin this journey in finance.

Andrew currently lives in London with his wife Valeria and son Alexander. Andrew loves to ski and still holds on to the dream of outlasting Rodger Federer in a best of five on the tennis court.

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.


Alamin was formerly an oil trader at Mandara Capital, a hedge fund focused on trading commodity derivatives. He has previously interned within Sales & Trading at Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Fixed Income Sales & Business Development at Eurex, Deutsche Börse. Although Alamin has a keen interest for the financial markets, he is obsessed with innovative growth initiatives and the idea of developing things from scratch. Alamin graduated from the London School of Economics (LSE) having studied BSc Economics in 2017, and received two scholarships for his academic merits and his entrepreneurial acumen by Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of EasyJet.

Sam van de Schootbrugge is a macro research economist taking a one year industrial break from his Ph.D. in Economics. He has 2 years of experience working in government and has an MPhil degree in Economic Research from the University of Cambridge. His research expertise are in international finance, macroeconomics and fiscal policy.

David has spent over 20 years in the Banking sector and most recently was the Business Manager for the Nomura G10 and EM Foreign Exchange business in EMEA.  Prior to Nomura David worked at Lehman Brothers in a variey of Finance roles spanning Real Estate Product Control & Capital Markets MIS.  David’s career started at Zurich Financial Services where he trained as a Management Accountant.

Prior to working at Macro Hive, Emma spent 15 years working on the sell-side specialising in Asian Equities for Merrill Lynch and Barclays. Following her time at Merrill’s, Emma took a career break to bring up her 6 children whilst running a property business and returned to the City after to work at Deutsche Bank followed by Lloyds Commercial Bank. Emma lives in London with her husband Eddie and her six children.

Sarah studied English and History at the University of Leeds and has two years of work experience in the publishing/creative industry. She also has a keen interest in politics and international relations.