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 next German government is likely to be a coalition of the SPD, the Greens and the Liberals. The FDP and the Greens will be the kingmakers. The government will be greener, more pro-European integrationist and spend more on investment. But changes are likely to be gradual with the FDP in control of the Finance Ministry. The markets won’t be worried by this. And at least the changes will be in the right direction. Ideas like the EU becoming more autonomous militarily and less transatlanticist are not going to happen. The outcome is neutral for Bunds and the euro and positive for European equities.SUBSCRIBE TO DOWNLOAD REPORTS
The Fed might have moved closer to exiting the emergency measures implemented to counter the pandemic, but the FOMC still fails to acknowledge inflation risks. We remain short 10-year Treasuries.SUBSCRIBE TO DOWNLOAD REPORTS
Cyberwarfare remains a significantly underappreciated threat. Its dangers are numerous, even absent of a full-blown conflict between the major powers. Our connected world makes it almost impossible to ringfence our economic and social system from cyber-attack. All aspects of our economic lives are exposed to such disruption, and the chances are they will be. Cyber is, after all, a theatre that encourages overreach and risk-taking. This creates huge potential for unintended consequences and conflict escalation. The overlap between criminal and official hacking groups amplifies these dangers.SUBSCRIBE TO DOWNLOAD REPORTS