BCA Research Grabs a Goldman Strategist


New York – BCA Research recently announced that it had hired a new Managing Editor. Mr. Peter Berezin, came from Goldman Sachs in New York, where he was Vice President and a Senior Global Strategist.  He also has experience in working at the International Monetary Fund. With the staffing up at BCA Research and Roubini Global Economics in recent weeks, it seems that the recession is over for the investment strategists. Some of the top investment strategists, based in North America, include, ISI Group , Empirical Research, BCA Research, Roubini Global Economics and Ned Davis Research.

Arguably, investment strategy research is one of the highest value-adds to an investment manager with a longer investment horizon. It has been estimated that in a longer-term stock portfolio approach, about 70% of the overall return is associated with getting the business cycle right, about 20% to 25% in getting the right sector and from 5% to 10% in getting the right stock. As such, the investment strategists can add a significant amount of return for patient investors.  Integrity has over 40 investment strategists in its database of research providers. Among these, BCA Research is one that has significant longevity and a global reach.

Based in Montreal, BCA Research Group is an independent research provider which provides investment strategy, economic analysis and forecasts for the global financial markets. The firm, founded in 1949 as The Bank Credit Analyst, became famous for its interest rate and yield curve analysis. As BCA Research, the firm has expanded substantially to cover international trends and strategies, global economic developments, commodities, foreign exchange, equities and fixed income securities. BCA Research provides its services to investors in more than 90 countries through a range of products, consulting, and conferences. BCA Research is a subsidiary of Euromoney, a London-based financial publisher.

The following is the hiring announcement from BCA Research:

BCA Research Inc. is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Peter Berezin as a new Managing Editor and member of the BCA research team.  Mr. Berezin joins BCA after spending three years as Vice President and Senior Global Economist with Goldman Sachs in New York.   Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Peter spent 7 years with the International Monetary Fund.   He has a Ph. D in Economics from the University of Toronto, a Master of Science (Economics) from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from McMaster University.  His extensive experience of analyzing global economic and financial market trends fits in perfectly with BCA Research’s mission to provide original and insightful analysis to institutional investors around the world.   BCA’s CEO, Bashar AL-Rehany, said that “Hiring Peter Berezin signals the importance we attach to developing our human capital and bringing in top talent as the way to maintain the company’s position as the leading independent provider of macro-based investment research”.


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