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.
If you think of places as planets, Hong Kong is a very small planet indeed and China a big one with the world even bigger, even if miniscule in terms of space itself. The planets’ paths are beset by history; the trajectories are predetermined and they can collide. But all are connected. There are no accidents.SUBSCRIBE TO DOWNLOAD REPORTS
We do have a V-shaped recovery. But there are two big “ifs”. What happens when the state bailouts end? And will consumers come back and spend as before? Labour markets have been disrupted and demand patterns changed forever. So the V-shape recovery could be history rather than a forecast.SUBSCRIBE TO DOWNLOAD REPORTS
Capital flight continues from China. This isn’t new and it’s really not a problem, despite the perception that this is one of the big “event risks”. Indeed, the scale of this outflow — which is running at 1-2% of GDP — is little more than a rounding error in the sum of the total flows going in and out of China. The intensification of the US-China cold war shouldn’t have any measurable impact on this either. The real story is that the broader weakening of the US dollar in international markets makes Beijing’s life even simpler when it comes to maintaining the CFETS basket.SUBSCRIBE TO DOWNLOAD REPORTS