Marc Ostwald, Global Strategist (FX, Rates & EM) at ADM Investor Services International, London
Currently Global Fixed Income, FX & EM strategist with ADM Investor Services International, analysing and forecasting the impact of macro / microeconomic trends; examining and where necessary challenging market psychology; making trading and asset allocation recommendations for a client base, which includes investment and pension funds, proprietary traders and hedge funds, as well as consulting for private client and wealth managers. The processes of globalization, the ensuing credit crisis and the changed dynamics of global growth have served to accelerate a process of researching and investigating new and developing markets and economies. The resultant recognition of global interconnectivity and dependencies of the financial and non-financial economies has dictated and facilitated the expansion of his analytical coverage from a relatively narrow G7 perspective to encompass most of the developed and developing economies across the globe, adopting an above all lateral and critical thinking perspective on asset market trends. Beyond the traditional analyses of currency and interest rate markets across the globe, Marc also spends much time focussing on the fluid and often fickle nature of financial market views of economic developments (having originally studied Psychology), whilst also being a keen student of the distortions afforded to markets by positional risk, pensions regulations and “de nouveau” capital adequacy and regulatory requirements. Having spent much of his childhood in Libya and Iran, Marc also has a particular interest in Middle Eastern culture, current affairs and history. Marc is also a regular guest on CNBC, Bloomberg TV/Radio, BBC and widely quoted on newswires, newspapers and other digital media.