Chief Strategist, Marko Papic
G eopolitics has consistently been relevant to the investment climate, but 2008 represented a structural break and geopolitical analysis has now become an essential component to investment strategy. This is an ongoing trend as the West deleverages and Emerging Markets rise. While BCA has always incorporated geopolitical analysis, the BCA Geopolitical Strategy provides clients with a complete geopolitical overview – directly linked to investment risk and opportunities.
- BCA Geopolitical Strategy (GPS) amalgamates the knowledge and expertise of BCA Research’s team of respected Strategists with the unique perspective of Chief Geopolitical Strategist Marko Papic, combining geopolitical risk and macro research into a single framework.
- Geopolitical Strategy is guided by its analytic framework designed to systematically evaluate the risks posed and opportunities presented by geopolitical developments as well as their impact on longer term investment trends.
- With a primary goal of publishing actionable investment advice against the backdrop of current geopolitical themes, the GPS service also provides custom investment strategies for specific tail-risk scenarios.
In a world menaced by uncertainty and rising risks, through geopolitical insight and risk analysis, the BCA Geopolitical Strategy provides clients with clarity, understanding and tailored global investment strategy.
The BCA Geopolitical Strategy services’s analytic methodology avoids bias, relying instead on fundamental analysis. By focusing on the geopolitical and economic realities that constrain policymakers’ options, GPS zeroes in on the investment implications and consequences of decisions made. GPS’s findings are complemented by BCA’s thorough understanding of the macro environment and underlying investment trends.
GPS can provide customized political analysis, intelligence research and/or tailored investment recommendations. A valuable component of the GPS service is the addition of private conference calls and client meetings, providing clients with real-time advice on geopolitical themes that fit their needs.
Marko Papic, Chief Strategist
Marko Papic joined BCA Research in September 2011 and is currently Chief Strategist, BCA Geopolitical Strategy service. Prior to joining BCA he was a Senior Analyst for STRATFOR, a premier global intelligence agency where he contributed to the firm’s global geopolitical strategy as well as its analyst recruitment and training program. Marko is a sought after geopolitical strategist, having been interviewed by numerous media organizations – including The New York Times, CNN, BBC, CNBC, Al Jazeera, Associated Press, etc. Before joining BCA, he also helped create the Center for European Union Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Marko holds graduate degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of British Columbia, and has lived in 8 countries on 3 continents.
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