Take 15 Series Interview Recorded 18 Nov 2020
Geopolitical Alpha: A Framework for Investors
Marko Papic, a partner and chief strategist at Clocktower Group and author of Geopolitical Alpha: An Investment Framework for Predicting the Future, takes listeners on a geopolitical tour that starts with his constraints-based framework and continues through the recent US presidential election to US-China relations, Brexit, the Middle East, and Russia.
The Take 15 Series is a collection of illuminating, short conversations with noted economists, best-selling authors, leading researchers, and successful practitioners on topics ranging from geopolitics and whistleblowing to irrationality and outlooks.
About the Speaker(s)
Marko Papic is a partner and chief strategist at Clocktower Group, an alternative investment asset management firm. He leads the firm’s Strategy Team, providing bespoke research to clients and partners on geopolitics, macroeconomics, and markets. Previously, Mr. Papic founded BCA Research’s Geopolitical Strategy practice, the financial industry’s first dedicated political analysis investment strategy, which generated “geopolitical alpha” by identifying gaps between the market’s political expectations and the firm’s forecasts. He served as a senior vice president and the chief geopolitical strategist at the firm. Mr. Papic began his career as a senior analyst at Stratfor, a global intelligence agency where he contributed to the firm’s global geopolitical strategy and its analyst recruitment and training program. In his academic work, he helped create the Center for European Union Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Papic is the author of Geopolitical Alpha: An Investment Framework for Predicting the Future, a book that introduces the constraint-based framework to investors. He earned an MA in political science from the University of Texas at Austin and an MA from the University of British Columbia.