The Role of a Global Macro Strategist

By Grant Wilson

This article was first published as a chapter in Global Macro: Theory and Practice, by Risk Books.

This chapter will evaluate the role of a global macro strategist. It is a timely focus, as strategists are playing an increasingly important function within the discretionary macro arena, and yet it can be difficult to describe what they do, and how they do it.

Three main arguments will be advanced here. First, that the role of a global macro strategist is distinct from that of a financial marke

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