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 SPD’s new leadership choice might appear radical but it’s unlikely to mark the start of a coalition collapse. What it does do though is politicise a number of issues as the SPD seeks to reassert its leftist credentials. While the new leadership will push for the right type of changes it visibly politicises many issues. Such hostility creates paralysis at a time when real leadership is required. These delays will be bad for growth, the euro and Germany’s longer-term dreams of normalised monetary policy.SUBSCRIBE TO DOWNLOAD REPORTS
Fixed income portfolios have enjoyed a bumper year in 2019. Yields are at rock bottom. That makes achieving even moderate returns over the next 12 months quite a challenge. Unless there’s a full-blown global recession, investors are going to have to embrace the long end of the curve and the riskiest issuers.SUBSCRIBE TO DOWNLOAD REPORTS
The victory of pro-democracy candidates in the weekend’s Hong Kong (HK) district council elections creates another problem for US/China trade negotiators. While the lack of violence was welcome, the outcome drives a further wedge between the local authorities and the Hong Kongese — not to mention the US Congress. We are correspondingly negative on HK stocks but remain neutral on the HK dollar peg.SUBSCRIBE TO DOWNLOAD REPORTS