Sound Money Macro is about sound money principles, not me, but for those who want to know a little more about the author: I’m Rob Price, a macro researcher and investor with a free market background. After studying my masters in economics from the University of Cape Town in South Africa I completed the CFA exams, but think the most important lessons are learnt outside the classroom. I’ve worked in independent sell-side financial research and institutional money management. I’m passionate about people, macroeconomics, investments and the truth. I want to engage deeply and positively with myself and the world around me. I write about the consequences of unsound money, bitcoin, and anything else I find interesting, including book reviews and personal reflections. I’m currently living in Los Angeles.
Head of Asset Allocation at Alexander Forbes (Mercer’s partner, South Africa, 2016 – 2021)
Determined asset allocation for $25bn institutional pension fund provider. Multi-manager portfolios, primarily South African DC clients but retail and global unconstrained portfolios too. Return assumptions, asset allocation process, dynamic tilts, portfolio management, chaired committee, team leadership, global macro research and strategy to company boards.
Market Strategist at ETM Analytics (South Africa, 2011-2015)
Started on intra-day financial market research desk writing FX, fixed income and derivative research for traders and brokers. Shifted towards longer term strategic macro research for asset management community. Extensive central bank, business cycle and asset class research using rigorous but logical data analytics. Sound money foundations with Austrian economics influence. Thought leadership, macro strategy presentations, client retention and relationships and media.