Our Strategists

Chen Zhao

Co-Founder & Chief Strategist


Chen Zhao is Founding Partner and Chief Strategist of Alpine Macro. From 2015 to 2016, he was Co-Director of Macro Research at Brandywine Global Investment Management. Prior to Brandywine Global, Chen spent 23 years at BCA Research. As a Partner, Managing Editor and Chief Global Strategist, Chen developed and wrote BCA’s China and Emerging Markets publications in the 1990s. Chen became the firm’s Chief Global Strategist in the 2000s and was the author of BCA’s flagship publication, Global Investment Strategy from 2005 to 2015. He holds an MA in economics from the Central University of Finance and Economics, was a visiting scholar at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and pursued post graduate studies with a PhD candidacy at McGill University.

Anthony Boeckh, PHD

CEO, Editor-in-Chief

Tony is Founding Partner, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Alpine Macro. Tony was previously Chairman, Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief of Montreal-based BCA Research for 34 years. He was the publisher of among others, the Bank Credit Analyst, a monthly big-picture analysis of the U.S. economy and financial markets. Tony has a PhD in Finance and Economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a B. Com. from the University of Toronto. He is a founding trustee of the Fraser Institute in Vancouver, British Columbia (an economic “think tank” dedicated to free market principles) and author of several books, including The Great Reflation (Wiley 2010), the best seller on Amazon, and The Stock Market and Inflation (Dow Jones-Irwin 1982).

David Abramson

Chief U.S. Strategist & Director of Research

David is a Partner and Chief U.S. Strategist & Director of Research with Alpine Macro. For 28 years, David was a Macro Strategist holding a variety of senior roles at BCA Research. Most recently, he was Chief U.S. Strategist and also Director of Research for the firm. During his tenure at BCA Research, David launched and managed the European Strategy and Commodity & Energy Strategy services. In addition, he was the Managing Editor for the Foreign Exchange Strategy and the China Investment Strategy services. He has taught international finance to MBAs at McGill University for 20 years, and is on the Client Committee of the Kenneth Woods Portfolio Management Program at Concordia University.

Yan Wang

Chief Emerging Markets & China Strategist

Yan Wang is a Partner and the Chief Emerging Markets & China Strategist. Prior to Alpine Macro, Yan spent 15 years at BCA Research, as the Managing Editor and Chief Strategist for BCA’s China Investment Strategy service, and played a major role in formulating BCA’s view on the Greater China region and emerging Asia. Prior to joining BCA, he spent six years as an equity analyst in China and Hong Kong. Yan holds an MBA in Finance from McGill University, an M.A. in Economics from Tianjin Institute of Finance and a B.A. in Finance from Nankai University. He also holds the CFA designation.

Harvinder Kalirai

Chief Fixed Income & Currency Strategist

Harvinder Kalirai is a Partner and the Chief Fixed Income & Currency Strategist. Before joining Alpine Macro, Harvinder spent a decade with BCA Research, where he headed the firm’s Foreign Exchange Strategy service from 2008 to 2016 and Daily Insights from 2016 to 2018. Prior to BCA, Harvinder was Head of Currency Management at CIBC Global Asset Management. Previously, he held various positions at State Street Global Markets, including Senior Macro Strategist (London), Head of Currency Research, Asia-Pacific (Sydney), and Senior FX Strategist (Boston). Harvinder began his career at the Bank of Canada in 1995 with an MA (Economics) and a BCom (Finance) from McGill University. He also holds the CFA designation.

Our Strategists

Chen Zhao

Co-Founder & Chief Strategist


Chen Zhao is Founding Partner and Chief Strategist of Alpine Macro. From 2015 to 2016, he was Co-Director of Macro Research at Brandywine Global Investment Management. Prior to Brandywine Global, Chen spent 23 years at BCA Research. As a Partner, Managing Editor and Chief Global Strategist, Chen developed and wrote BCA’s China and Emerging Markets publications in the 1990s. Chen became the firm’s Chief Global Strategist in the 2000s and was the author of BCA’s flagship publication, Global Investment Strategy from 2005 to 2015. He holds an MA in economics from the Central University of Finance and Economics, was a visiting scholar at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and pursued post graduate studies with a PhD candidacy at McGill University.

Anthony Boeckh, PHD

CEO, Editor-in-Chief

Tony is Founding Partner, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Alpine Macro. Tony was previously Chairman, Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief of Montreal-based BCA Research for 34 years. He was the publisher of among others, the Bank Credit Analyst, a monthly big-picture analysis of the U.S. economy and financial markets. Tony has a PhD in Finance and Economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a B. Com. from the University of Toronto. He is a founding trustee of the Fraser Institute in Vancouver, British Columbia (an economic “think tank” dedicated to free market principles) and author of several books, including The Great Reflation (Wiley 2010), the best seller on Amazon, and The Stock Market and Inflation (Dow Jones-Irwin 1982).

David Abramson

Chief U.S. Strategist & Director of Research

David is a Partner and Chief U.S. Strategist & Director of Research with Alpine Macro. For 28 years, David was a Macro Strategist holding a variety of senior roles at BCA Research. Most recently, he was Chief U.S. Strategist and also Director of Research for the firm. During his tenure at BCA Research, David launched and managed the European Strategy and Commodity & Energy Strategy services. In addition, he was the Managing Editor for the Foreign Exchange Strategy and the China Investment Strategy services. He has taught international finance to MBAs at McGill University for 20 years, and is on the Client Committee of the Kenneth Woods Portfolio Management Program at Concordia University.

Yan Wang

Chief Emerging Markets & China Strategist

Yan Wang is a Partner and the Chief Emerging Markets & China Strategist. Prior to Alpine Macro, Yan spent 15 years at BCA Research, as the Managing Editor and Chief Strategist for BCA’s China Investment Strategy service, and played a major role in formulating BCA’s view on the Greater China region and emerging Asia. Prior to joining BCA, he spent six years as an equity analyst in China and Hong Kong. Yan holds an MBA in Finance from McGill University, an M.A. in Economics from Tianjin Institute of Finance and a B.A. in Finance from Nankai University. He also holds the CFA designation.

Harvinder Kalirai

Chief Fixed Income & Currency Strategist

Harvinder Kalirai is a Partner and the Chief Fixed Income & Currency Strategist. Before joining Alpine Macro, Harvinder spent a decade with BCA Research, where he headed the firm’s Foreign Exchange Strategy service from 2008 to 2016 and Daily Insights from 2016 to 2018. Prior to BCA, Harvinder was Head of Currency Management at CIBC Global Asset Management. Previously, he held various positions at State Street Global Markets, including Senior Macro Strategist (London), Head of Currency Research, Asia-Pacific (Sydney), and Senior FX Strategist (Boston). Harvinder began his career at the Bank of Canada in 1995 with an MA (Economics) and a BCom (Finance) from McGill University. He also holds the CFA designation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“At Alpine Macro, we have brought together some of world’s brightest and most successful Strategists with decades of combined experience with global financial markets. Our clients can rest assured that our team is dedicated to producing the most insightful, relevant and provocative independent investment research you can find.”

– Chen Zhao, Co-founder & Chief Global Strategist