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Egypt on the Brink

Nader Mousavizadeh, Co-founder and Co-CEO at Macro Advisory Partners, says Egypt is "on the brink of economic collapse."

Overview

Trusted Counsel in a Turbulent World

WHAT WE DO

The Firm

Macro Advisory Partners was founded in 2013 to provide a global client base with a competitive advantage in a complex world. Driven by a belief in the value of independent, long-term strategic counsel, we created a firm that delivers actionable macro strategies to decision-makers in business, finance and the not-for-profit sector.

A volatile and fragmenting global landscape requires an integrated understanding of the political and economic drivers of change. Drawing on MAP's unique network, the firm’s partners create tailored and innovative macro solutions mapped to the specific exposures, risks and opportunities facing the firm’s clients.

MAP's London and New York-based team of partners, directors and associates is supported by a Global Advisory Board and a group of Senior Advisors drawn from leadership positions in the worlds of business, finance, politics, diplomacy and technology.

Partners
Managing Directors
Directors
Global Advisory Board
  • Louise Arbour

    Former UN Special Representative for International Migration

    Louise Arbour is a jurist in residence at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, and former UN Special Representative for International Migration.

  • Mala Gaonkar

    Co-portfolio Manager, Lone Pine Capital

    Mala Gaonkar is Co-portfolio Manager at Lone Pine Capital, and a former consultant at the World Bank.

  • Vikram Mehta

    Executive Chairman, Brookings India

    Vikram Mehta is a leading Indian businessman who was Chairman of the Shell Group of Companies in India.

  • David Miliband

    President, IRC

    David Miliband is President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, following a distinguished political career in the United Kingdom.

  • Vali Nasr

    Former Dean, SAIS

    Dr Vali Nasr is Former Dean of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University.

  • Jonathan Powell

    Director, Inter Mediate

    Jonathan Powell is Director of Inter Mediate.

  • Joshua Steiner

    Chairman of the Board of Castleton Commodities

    Joshua Steiner is Chairman of the Board of Directors, Castleton Commodities.

  • Carl-Henric Svanberg

    Chairman, AB Volvo

    Carl-Henric Svanberg is Chairman of AB Volvo.

  • Tracy Wolstencroft

    Former President & CEO of Heidrick & Struggles

    Tracy Wolstencroft is the former President and CEO of Heidrick & Struggles, President and CEO of The National Geographic Society, and Partner of Goldman Sachs.

Senior Advisors
  • Pete Betts

    MAP Senior Advisor

    MAP Senior Advisor & Strategic Counsel to the UK Cabinet Office on COP26

  • Jason Bordoff

    MAP Senior Advisor

    MAP Senior Advisor & Professor, Columbia School of International and Public Affairs; Former Special Assistant to President Obama.

  • Evan Feigenbaum

    MAP Senior Advisor

    MAP Senior Advisor & Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

  • Noah Feldman

    MAP Senior Advisor

    MAP Senior Advisor & Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Harvard Law School.

  • Catherine Fieschi

    MAP Senior Advisor

    MAP Senior Advisor & Director Counterpoint.

  • Alastair Fitzpayne

    MAP Senior Advisor

    MAP Senior Advisor and Executive Director, Future of Work Initiative, Aspen Institute.

  • Steffen Hertog

    MAP Senior Advisor

    MAP Senior Advisor & Associate Professor in Comparative Politics, LSE.

  • Ivan Krastev

    MAP Senior Advisor
    MAP Senior Advisor & Chairman, Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia.
     
  • Michael Moller

    MAP Senior Advisor
    MAP Senior Advisor & Former Director-General, United Nations Office in Geneva.
  • Thant Myint-U

    MAP Senior Advisor

    MAP Senior Advisor Author and Chairman, U Thant House.

  • George Pagoulatos

    MAP Senior Advisor
    MAP Senior Advisor & Professor, European Politics and Economy, University of Athens.
  • Dan Restrepo

    MAP Senior Advisor

    MAP Senior Advisor & Former Principal Advisor to President Obama on Latin America.

  • Elhadj As Sy

    MAP Senior Advisor

    MAP Senior Advisor; Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation Board, and Co-chair of the WHO/World Bank Global Pandemic Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB). 

  • Adam Szubin

    MAP Senior Advisor

    MAP Senior Advisor and Former Acting Under Secretary for Terrorism & Financial Intelligence, US Treasury.

  • Sue Mi Terry

    MAP Senior Advisor

    MAP Senior Advisor & Senior Fellow for Korea, CSIS. Former Director for Korea and Japan, US National Security Council.

  • Constantijn Van Oranje

    MAP Senior Advisor

    MAP Senior Advisor & Former Head of the Cabinet, European Commission.

  • Ralph Zacklin

    MAP Senior Advisor

    MAP Senior Advisor & Former Deputy Legal-Counsel, United Nations.

Concept

Macro Advisory Partners provides corporate, investor and foundation clients with the strategic insights to navigate the intersection of global markets, geopolitics and policy.

In a world defined by volatility and uncertainty — and an abundance of information, yet scarcity of insight — we identify the strategic implications for decision-makers tasked with maximising opportunity and minimising risk. The Archipelago World is characterised by fragmenting markets, populist politics, policy unpredictability, revolutionary technology, and weaponised arenas of finance, regulation and cyber.  The implications of this environment are dramatic and lasting. To help our clients anticipate and navigate these shifts in the macro landscape, we bring together deep on-the-ground analysis with long-term strategic judgement tailored to our clients' specific interests, exposures and concerns.

For today's global investor and business leader, macro is just as disruptive a factor as technology. Our advice — delivered by the firm's partners through trusted, personal, long-term and dynamic client engagements — is drawn from the policy expertise and connectivity of our global network. The firm's Global Advisory Board and a team of Senior Advisors with backgrounds in diplomacy, intelligence, investment strategy, negotiation, academia and industry, support our partners with the judgements that enable us to provide clients with relevant, actionable and investable macro solutions.

Principles

A culture of partnership defines our firm — among the individuals we have attracted to our endeavour, and with the clients whose long-term interests we view as our own. Our team brings to our work a diverse range of global business, finance and not-for-profit sector experiences that enable us not only to interpret a changing macro environment for our clients, but also to design specific solutions that enhance their performance and prospects.

The principles of independence, integrity and intelligence define our culture. Our clients include the world's leading technology, consumer, energy and financial services institutions. Our commitment to them — and to our people — is to deliver on our founding aim of building the world's leading macro advisory firm.

Portfolio

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    The agreement between the United States and Russia to rid Syria of chemical weapons should please — but also terrify — anyone hoping to return the United...
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    The decision by Turkish authorities to send the riot police in to clear Taksim Square — while expressing a more conciliatory tone in a meeting between the...
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