Our Story

Insight with Accuracy

David Bowers and Ian Harnett founded Absolute Strategy Research with the singular aim to provide clients with the highest quality macro-strategy research and research service available.

Both founders brought to ASR more than 20 years in investment research; a top ranking in Extel; and a top three ranking in Institutional Investor. Since its founding in London in 2006, the firm has grown to a global presence, with a secondary office in New York and consulting / joint venture relationships in Australia, Germany and Japan.

The firm employs 30 investment professionals and works with over 100 institutional asset managers around the world.

ASR does not operate as a publishing house, instead interacting with clients as partners, responding quickly and willingly to their research needs.

ASR has been the top-ranked macro independent in the Extel Survey every year since 2009. In the most recent survey, ASR was ranked not only the top macro independent provider, but also the top independent across all sectors of the market; a vote of confidence by our clients for our research and for the quality of our service.

Independent and Free of Conflicts

Our business model is solely based on providing clients with the highest quality, independent and impartial macro-strategy research. We do not engage in investment banking activities, or sell our research to trading desks. We do not engage in proprietary trading activities; nor do we manage money on behalf of clients. We do not engage in any other activities outside our core research.

ASR is FCA regulated

Absolute Strategy Research Ltd is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority and Absolute Strategy Research Services Inc. is registered as an investment adviser with the US Securities & Exchange Commission.