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.
Chief Executive Officer & Head of Research
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.
Chief Operating Officer
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.
Presiyana just graduated from Imperial College Business School, where she pursued MSc Finance as a Women in Finance Scholar and was Vice President of the Finance Club. She will now be joining McKinsey & Company London. Prior to that, she was an Investment Banking Analyst within M&A at Nomura and undertook investment banking internships at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Citigroup. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Bristol, where she was President of the Investment Banking Society.
She has loved swimming ever since her childhood by the Black Sea, is curious about reading, learning and writing on anything from poetry to physics and her aspiration is to author a book one day.
Business Development Strategist
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.
Alamin is also passionate about bridging the knowledge gap between underprivileged candidates & the BME community, and the Financial Industry. He is currently working alongside Access UK on their institutional initiatives, in an attempt to attract more BME candidates into leading financial firms.