Political Alpha acquired the research team from RHM Global, Richard Medley’s legacy firm. The combined strengths of the two firms provide our clients with the premier team focused on domestic, geopolitical, and central bank policy risk.
The significantly expanded research team is comprised of industry and regional specialists who bring an extensive relationship-based core of contacts, networks and experience from around the globe, in both the public and private sectors.
Political Alpha Team Breakdown - Research Heads
All Research Heads lead their region with a broad base of high level on-the-ground consultants, with unparalleled access to decision makers.
US - Former Smith Barney and Citibank (sell side), as well as over 20 years of Capitol Hill and K Street experience. Head of Research sits in this group, but also manages certain events like Greece, and Argentina.
EU & ECB - Phd in International Relations from a major US University, based in Italy. Frequent speaker before the IMF and ECB Board members, over 25 years experience.
Middle East and Eastern Europe - Ex Chief International Strategist at Medley Capital (Richard Medley’s hedge fund after Medley Global Advisors sale), former official at both State and Defense Department during Bush administration, Chief of Staff to multiple Counselors, and a key advisor to the Secretary of State (Rice) - Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Russia, North/South Korea and broader Middle East.
Asia - Led by the CEO of China Beige Book, which is the worlds most extensive private data source on the Chinese economy replicating the Fed’s Beige Book in depth, scope and style, generating extremely valuable and unique advantages in the region; former RHM Global specialist on Asia including Japan and the more emerging nations.