About BCA

BCA is the leading independent provider of global investment research. Since 1949, BCA’s mission has been to support its clients in making better investment decisions through the delivery of leading-edge analysis and forecasts of all the major asset classes and economies, as well as educating, informing and stimulating discussion through clear and thought-provoking research. The firm maintains a head office in Montreal, with local offices in London, New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Sydney, Cape Town and São Paulo.


Macro Research: Our Methodology

Our methodology is grounded in a thorough understanding of the macroeconomic environment and key investment themes. This in-depth, long-term research forms the foundation of our investment strategy recommendations, market analysis and forecasts.

BCA strategists incorporate fundamentals, technical analysis, models and sound judgment. Working in a collaborative environment conducive to independent thought, strategists and research analysts work together to arrive at big picture investment themes that will shape the investment outlook. Through applying these comprehensive themes as an overlay to our individual strategy services (geographic, asset class), we are able to produce the most thoughtful, leading-edge macro investment research available. BCA’s integrated and proven methodology has, over the past six decades, allowed BCA clients to experience exceptional returns and/or mitigate significant portfolio risks.

The BCA Competitive Advantage

Analysis & Forecasts for all Asset Classes & Economies

BCA covers every corner of the globe through its Global, U.S., European, Emerging Markets, Frontier Markets and China strategy services. Asset class coverage includes equities, fixed income, FX, commodities and energy – as well as the geopolitical issues affecting the investment climate.

Over 65 Research Staff Including 18 Chief Strategists

We have tremendous continuity amongst our team of strategists; nine have been with the firm for more than a decade. BCA strategists are supported with an environment conducive to independent thought.

Proprietary Models and Leading Indicators

With over 160,000 data series, BCA controls a vast treasure of historical data, including countless proprietary leading indicators and predictive economic models.

Dedicated Account Management and Client Service

BCA has a dedicated Client Relationship Team for quick response and efficient fulfillment of client requests. The team is also available to assist with the provision of chartbooks and in the interaction between clients and BCA’s research strategists.

External Macro Research Advisory Board

BCA attaches great importance to having close links with a broad range of external experts in terms of exchanging views and ideas regarding the economic and financial market outlooks.  Members of our macro Research Advisory Board all have tremendous knowledge and experience.

BCA iPad App 3.0

macroeconomic researchOur new App contains a wealth of new and improved features including a streamlined user interface and enhanced navigation. The App also adds an advanced annotation tool set, allowing users to share/send annotated pages or entire reports via email. Other new features include keyword searches within a document, bookmarking specific page(s) in a document, adding reports to a reading list, and the ability to print.

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