Gerard Minack has been analysing, forecasting and advising on financial markets since 1987. His focus is the fundamental factors that usually drive investment performance: valuation, currency, monetary policy and the economic cycle. Gerard has a poor track record forecasting short-term market moves, so prefers to talk about the medium-term investment outlook.
Gerard retired from Morgan Stanley in May 2013. He had been the global cross-asset strategist, and before that Morgan Stanley’s global developed market equity strategist. Earlier in his career Gerard worked at ABN AMRO and BZW (both investment banks); Syntec Economic Services, an independent research provider; and in government.
Gerard has stopped working at big banks, and started Minack Advisors in 2013. It provides fundamentally-based research on financial markets for institutional investors, hedge funds, family offices and sovereign wealth funds around the world.