Managing Volatility in Global Energy Markets

MAP provided strategic counsel to the senior executive team of a global energy company on the implications of expanding its footprint in a highly volatile and politically sensitive market .

Our client has decades of experience in this market, but given the pace and direction of change, sought our counsel as an independent advisor offering fresh perspectives on long-term challenges ahead of a specific investment decision. MAP’s strategic counsel helped contextualise, triangulate and make actionable the client’s many sources of input and information.

Deploying the MAP team’s decades of diplomatic, energy advisory and market-risk experience, we advised our client on the political and economic landscape of its target market, identifying enablers and spoilers to its success there. MAP provided analysis to help guide our client’s region-wide strategy, ensuring that its investment calculations and cost-benefit analyses included the macro political and economic gains or losses it might stand to make from any move.

With MAP’s nuanced and dynamic perspectives on the region, applied through the lens of the energy industry, we minimised surprises and enhanced our client’s strategic positioning as it evaluated its investment opportunity.


Confident decisions in a complex world

The Firm

Our Approach

Macro Advisory Partners provides clients with the strategic insights to navigate the intersection of global markets, geopolitics and policy. 
At MAP we empower our clients with a clear and comprehensive understanding of how the political, policy and economic drivers of a fragmenting world will impact the success of their business, now and in the future.
As a MAP client you’ll engage with our diverse global network – among them corporate leaders, strategists, former diplomats and policy makers – who will help you interpret and navigate the geopolitical and economic forces impacting your business
Whether it’s US-China relations, a fragmenting regulatory environment, volatile monetary policy, regional conflict, supply chain resilience, the global energy transition or cyber security, our strategic counsel shapes the solutions you need for your business to succeed. 

Our Principles

A culture of partnership defines our firm – from our exceptional team members to our clients whose long-term interests we see as our own.
Our team brings to our strategic counsel 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 design solutions that enhance their performance and prospects.
The principles of independence, integrity and impact define our culture.
Our clients include the world’s leading foundations, financial services firms, and technology, telecoms, consumer, energy, logistics, and pharmaceutical companies. Our commitment to them – and to our people – is to deliver every day on our founding mission of building the world’s leading macro advisory firm.
Founding Partner & CEO
Managing Directors
Senior Advisors
  • Mark Carney

    MAP Senior Counsellor

    MAP Senior Counsellor & Former Governor of the Bank of England.

  • Katrin Suder

    MAP Senior Director

    Katrin is a Senior Director at Macro Advisory Partners.

  • Jonathan Cohen

    MAP Senior Director

    Jonathan Cohen is a MAP Senior Director. Jonathan served as a US diplomat for over thirty-five years.

  • Stephen E. Biegun

    MAP Senior Advisor
    MAP Senior Advisor. Former Deputy Secretary of State & Corporate Vice President, Ford Motor Company. 
  • Jason Bordoff

    MAP Senior Advisor

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

  • Hal Brands

    MAP Senior Advisor

    Hal Brands is a MAP Senior Advisor. He is the Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • James Marshall

    MAP Senior Advisor

    James is a Senior Advisor at MAP with a specific focus on UK politics.

  • 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.

Global Advisory Board
  • Louise Arbour

    MAP Global Advisory Board

    Former UN Special Representative for International Migration.

  • Mala Gaonkar

    MAP Global Advisory Board

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

  • Vikram Mehta

    MAP Global Advisory Board

    Executive Chairman, Brookings India.

  • Vali Nasr

    MAP Global Advisory Board

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

  • Jonathan Powell

    MAP Global Advisory Board

    Jonathan Powell is Director of Inter Mediate.

  • Joshua Steiner

    MAP Global Advisory Board

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

  • Carl-Henric Svanberg

    MAP Global Advisory Board

    Carl-Henric Svanberg is Chairman of AB Volvo.

  • Tracy Wolstencroft

    MAP Global Advisory Board

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



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