The ASR Research Team

Every researcher at Absolute Strategy Research is not only expected to have a high level of technical skill, a high level of curiosity and a willingness to challenge the consensus, but also a strong service culture.

 

We are partners with our clients, seeking to work with you, not just for you. We want ASR to become an integral part of your investment process.

Asset Allocation & Equity Strategy

David
Bowers

Head of Research

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David Bowers is ASR's Head of Research. Previously, he was chief global investment strategist for Merrill Lynch, where he worked for eleven years -including three years in New York. He ran the Global Fund Managers' Survey - a powerful tool for understanding how investors view the world.

Ian
Harnett

Chief Investment Strategist

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Ian Harnett is ASR's Chief Investment Strategist and focuses on Global Economics and Strategy. Ian has over 25 years of experience in economics and equity strategy, previously as Chief European Investment Strategist at UBS (where he was #1 Extel ranked for European Strategy).

Charles Cara

Head of Quant Strategy

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Charles Cara has been a European Strategist at Merrill Lynch and has worked in the research departments at Dresdner Kleinwort and Morgan Stanley.

Matt
Cocker

Intern

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Matt Cocker joined ASR in July 2021 on a year-long industrial placement, supporting the Sales and Research teams. Matt is studying for a degree in Economics from the University of Bath.

Michael
Hessel

Head of Thematics

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Michael Hessel has been with ASR since September 2011, focusing on political economy and political risk in Europe, as well as thematic research. Prior to joining, Michael read Politics & Philosophy at Edinburgh University.

Richard
Mylles

Political Analyst

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Richard Mylles joined ASR from the BBC’s Political Research Unit, working on Hardtalk, The Andrew Marr Show and also Sky Sunrise. Richard holds a degree in PPE from Warwick and an MA from City University, London.

Zahra
Ward-Murphy

Asset Allocation Strategist

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Zahra Ward-Murphy covers alternative and real assets. Before joining ASR, Zahra worked as a global economist at Dresdner Kleinwort, and as an FX analyst at both Dresdner Kleinwort and BNP Paribas. She is a CFA charterholder.

 

Global Economics

Dominic White

Chief Economist

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​Dominic White has 15 years’ experience, working first at the UK Treasury and latterly on the number-one ranked European economics team at ABN Amro covering the UK and eurozone economies. 

Anthony
Abrahamian

Junior Economist

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Anthony Abrahamian joined ASR in February 2020 after a year at a financial technology firm, where he produced sell-side EM research. Anthony holds a degree in Economics from the University of Bristol, during which he spent a year studying abroad in Madrid.

Ben
Blanchard

Economist

Ben Blanchard joined ASR as an economist in September 2016, most recently focusing on European economics. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Bath.

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Adam
Wolfe

Emerging Market Economist

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Adam Wolfe joined ASR from MRB where he was drove the firm’s view on the Chinese economy and policy, and was responsible for helping determine MRB’s Asia Ex-Japan view. Prior to this, he was Director of Emerging Asia for Roubini Global Economics.

 

Multi-Asset

Chris
Turner

Head of Multi Asset Strategy

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Chris Turner heads up Multi Asset Strategy at ASR.  He was Head of Strategy at Lombard Street Research, and previously managed global equity and tactical asset allocation portfolios at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. 

Stefano
Di Domizio

Head of Fixed Income Strategy

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Stefano Di Domizio leads for ASR on Fixed Income Strategy. He has over 15 years’ experience as an economist and strategist, having worked at JPMorgan, Intesa-SanPaolo Bank and Lombard Street Research.

 

Sentiment & Technical Analysis

David
McBain

Head of Technical Strategy

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David McBain is a technical strategist, with a focus on sentiment, positioning and momentum analysis across global asset classes.  David was ranked among the Top 10 for Technical Analysis in the 2011 and 2013 Reuters Extel surveys.

Misha
Boskovic

Analyst

Misha Boskovic works with David McBain on gathering and processing sentiment, positioning and momentum data across global asset classes. Previously he worked for 14 years at Merrill Lynch/BofAML as a data analyst in their European Equity and Quantitative Strategy teams and ran the data behind the ML Fund Manager Survey.

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