Independent Strategy adds value to its clients by seeking out investment themes and opportunities in Macro Investments, often challenging conventional wisdom.
Too often investment research is constrained by the narrow focus of the research provider, but we seek to create a cohesive global view. We are compact and flexible enough to respond quickly to an ever-changing investment scene.
The research is designed to benefit both short-term and longer-term strategic thinking. It carefully studies geo-political and economic events, while looking for breaks in historical trends to uncover investment opportunities.
We produce 60-70 reports a year on investment strategy, dealing with multiple investment topics. The scope of the research is global.
After due consultation with the client, we devise a dedicated investment benchmark and country allocation policy for a portfolio of assets.
Alternative investments are becoming an increasingly important part of institutional investors’ portfolios.
The Fed’s new monetary policy framework looks aggressive in some ways. It allows the FOMC to pursue average inflation targeting and run the labour market hotter to facilitate this. But their revised economic projections show that meeting these goals remain as far away as ever. The pandemic has not changed this yet. If the Fed is serious, it’ll need to pursue policy more aggressively. No new stimulus measures now mean it will have to do more later. That’s why the FOMC meeting was dovish. And why we will continue to live in a weak dollar world.SUBSCRIBE TO DOWNLOAD REPORTS
It is hard to say much about the upcoming US elections. Biden is so bland as to be much like the blank sheet of paper: you can write anything or nothing. Trump’s main talent is normalising his unpalatable behaviour and the tired public perception of it, that would have him thrown out of office in any functioning democracy. So, the electoral issue is whether enough of America will vote for Biden to get rid of Trump, which is another thing altogether than voting for Biden because he inspires. We have a personal and unscientific conviction that this will happen.SUBSCRIBE TO DOWNLOAD REPORTS