Purchase, NY – (October 9, 2012) – As a way to expand OTR Global’s (OTR®) already comprehensive research coverage, Zachary Karabell joins as senior strategist to spearhead a bi-weekly macro commentary based upon observations from OTR research. Zachary will bring his unique perspective to OTR’s global channel research to derive macro observations, unique perspectives and relevant insights. His work will be based upon data and intelligence developed from OTR’s over 50 panels from 18 countries around the world combined with his own analysis of the most pressing issues and important trends.
“I am very excited about Zach joining the team. We believe OTR has an opportunity to create a unique and differentiated product derived from our global channel intelligence,” said Stanton Green, OTR’s CEO and president. “Zach’s background as a portfolio manager, chief economist and author uniquely qualifies him to fit well within our culture of investigative journalism.”
Zach served as executive vice president, head of marketing and chief economist at Fred Alger Management, a New York-based investment firm. He was also president of Fred Alger and Co., as well as portfolio manager of the firm’s China-U.S. Growth Fund. Educated at Columbia, Oxford and Harvard, where he received his Ph.D., Zach is the author of eleven books. He is a regular commentator on national news programs, such as CNBC and CNN, a frequent columnist for Time and a contributor to The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Washington Post, The New Republic, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and Foreign Affairs.
Commenting on his new role, Zachary said, “We live in a world increasingly shaped by global trends, and markets are buffeted daily by news flow. But the world of headlines and data points often doesn’t square with what businesses are actually seeing and doing, and what OTR’s massive global research suggests. Providing regular insights that fuse OTR’s research with a bigger picture view of what is actually going on should be of significant value in getting the story right.”
OTR is a leading investment research and agency-trading boutique with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. The recognized leader in marketplace research, OTR pioneered its channel-checking methodology by developing a comprehensive base of industry sources and an in-depth understanding of complex, global product supply chains and distribution channels.