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New York Times | International Luxury Conference | 2016

New York Times | International Luxury Conference | 2016 | Day 1 | The Global Context

Overview

Strategic advantage in a volatile world

The Firm

Nader Mousavizadeh and David Claydon founded Macro Advisory Partners 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, MAP's co-founders created a firm that delivers actionable macro strategies to decision-makers in business, finance and government.

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.

Concept

Macro Advisory Partners provides corporate, investor and sovereign 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, supported by advanced data analytics. 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 government 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

  • Article
    September 2015

    The Weaponization of Everything: Globalization’s Dark Side

    The element of surprise in international relations appears more frequent and more ferocious. Are these shocks to be expected from a dangerously fragile...
  • Article
    June 2015

    Arming Ukraine Will Put the West in Danger

    A dangerous, possibly irreversible, dynamic of conflict is taking hold of Russian-Western relations. In every arena of the Ukraine crisis, escalation is the...
  • Article
    February 2015

    The Limits of Security

    The War Studies 2015 Annual Lecture, Kings College London John Sawers, Chairman, Macro Advisory Partners Dr Strangelove came out in 1964. US President Peter...
  • Article
    January 2015

    The Real Arab Demand

    Two years in the life of the Arab Awakening already feels like an exhausted century, with the pendulum swinging from exuberance to extreme fear. Reckonings...
  • Article
    September 2014

    To Build a Coalition Against Islamic State, US Must Try a Little Humility

    When President Barack Obama assumed the presidency of the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday, he summoned the full weight of U.S. power to a cause...
  • Article
    March 2014

    Russia’s Model Behaviour in the Ukraine

    Russia's Model Behavour in the Ukraine: the Fragmenting Geopolitics of the Future Surprise is the least forgivable sin of statecraft – and yet nothing has so...
  • Article
    February 2014

    European Elections 2014 Report

  • Article
    September 2013

    For the UN Syria is both Promise and Peril

    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...
  • Article
    September 2013

    How to Win the Vote – and War – in Syria

    President Barack Obama’s surprise decision to seek congressional authorization for punitive cruise missile strikes against Syrian government targets presents...
  • Article
    July 2013

    Job Training: Cultivating the Middle-Skill Workforce

    I relocated to Harlem in the summer of 2011, and upon moving in promptly called the cable company. It turned out the cable installer had grown up in a public-...
  • Article
    June 2013

    Turkey’s Crisis is Not About Erdogan

    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...
  • Article
    May 2013

    Wheels Spinning, Going Nowhere

    An economic recovery in the UK demands that the incoming Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, (who takes up his post in July) runs a loose monetary policy...
  • Article
    April 2013

    Great-Power Myopia

    The narcissism of small differences is not usually associated with great-power politics. The pathology of turning minor disputes into major divisions between...
  • Article
    March 2013

    Iran Crisis is More Stable than it Seems

    The long-running crisis over Iran’s nuclear programme has met its moment of truth. This is the year when war or peace will break out – or so at least a...
  • Article
    November 2012

    Uncertainty is Not Going Away

    This week, within the space of 48 hours, the United States elected its next president and the Chinese Communist Party will convene in Beijing to begin the...
  • Article
    August 2012

    A World Without Europe Spells Danger and Woe

    The return of Europe’s sovereign debt crisis is redefining the region’s relationship with the outside world. Whether or not the euro holds together, the...
  • Article
    June 2012

    Getting Down to Business in Rio

    Where’s the voice of business when you need it? For governments in the West, this has been a common refrain of the financial and economic firefighting over the...
  • Article
    June 2012

    Let’s End the Empty Talk about Syria

    In every conflict, there are clarifying moments of horror, episodes that cast into stark relief the reality of the forces at work and the complex obstacles to...
  • Article
    May 2012

    Europe’s Imperiled Institutions

    The euro zone crisis has spared few pillars of the nearly 60-year-old European project. The chasm between elite purpose and popular support is widening by the...
  • Article
    April 2012

    China’s War of the Oligarchs

    The death of an Englishman in Chongqing has acquired all the intrigue of a John le Carré novel with none of its charms. Despite the occasionally romantic...
  • Article
    April 2012

    Cold War Lessons Can Help Disarm Iran

    Saturday’s talks in Istanbul between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany are testimony to the power of diplomacy backed...
  • Article
    March 2012

    Separate Myth from Reality at Goldman

    In April 2006, the cover of The Economist featured the image of a mountain climber and the words: “On Top of the World: Goldman Sachs and the Culture of Risk...
  • Article
    February 2012

    In the Middle East, a Bonfire of Alibis

    Syria can set fire to Lebanon at the wave of a hand. Hezbollah can be ordered into battle with Israel at the command of a call from Tehran. Lebanon’s sectarian...
  • Article
    January 2012

    The Elephants in the Davos Ski Lodge

    The epic global shifts of 2011 transformed the political, economic, and social landscape from Shanghai to Sao Paolo, Washington to Cairo. No leader (not even...
  • Article
    December 2011

    A World of Risk in 2012

    “Due diligence of the macro kind has never been so important as in 2011 and 2012,” says the chief executive of Oxford Analytica. A quick glance at last week’s...
  • Article
    December 2011

    Risks of Sleepwalking into a War with Iran

    Iran’s challenge to global order has been among the most complex and confounding tasks for international diplomacy since that country’s 1979 Islamic revolution...
  • Article
    November 2011

    Peril and Power in the Middle East

    The year of the Arab Awakening is drawing to a close with an ominous air of peril and paranoia hanging over the Middle East. A movement of genuine promise for...
  • Article
    October 2011

    The Big Powers Need to Learn to Share

    For both leaders and citizens of the G20 countries, this week’s summit in Cannes is about as welcome as a visit to an undertaker. Euro-zoned out, as most of us...
  • Article
    September 2011

    Who Fills the Global Power Vacuum?

    The question of who will fill the global power vacuum has never before been felt as acutely as it is today – or in as many different arenas of politics and...
  • Article
    August 2011

    A Smaller America Could Be a Stronger America

    Last week, China quietly launched the aircraft carrier Varyag from the port of Dalian. The ship is expected to be deployed to Hainan province in close...
  • Article
    March 2011

    In Libya, No Ordinary Intervention

    Within 48 hours of the launch of NATO military action against the Qaddafi regime, the intervention is beset by fundamental questions about the reality of...
  • Article
    December 2010

    The Interventionist

    For a born diplomat, Richard Holbrooke was often lost in translation. Too blunt, too impatient, too American, too driven, too much. That was what his critics...
  • Article
    December 2009

    Against the Green

    As President Obama arrives empty-handed at the end of his year-long attempt to persuade Iran to address the international community’s concerns about its...
  • Article
    July 2009

    The Bystander

    In the affairs of states, lessons are often learned too late or too well. Faced with unexpected crises and unwelcome demands for prompt decision-making,...

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