Michael Hood - Biography

Michael Hood

Research Analyst

Michael Hood, managing director, is a research analyst on the GIM Solutions – Multi-Asset Solutions team and provides qualitative economic and market insights to inform Multi-Asset Solutions’ investment process. He helps to establish broad macroeconomic themes that are reflected across all portfolios managed globally by the team. He came to JPMAM in October 2011 from Traxis Partners, a USD1bn+ macro hedge fund based in New York. There, he served as chief economist from 2007 to 2011, maintaining detailed forecasts for global variables. He produced a monthly global outlook publication and frequent stand-alone pieces on a range of developed and emerging-market economic issues. Previously, he worked as an economist and market strategist at Barclays Capital (within the emerging markets research department) and the JPMorgan investment bank (within the economic research department). At JPMorgan, he began, in 1994, as an economist for several Latin American countries. Later, he oversaw JPMorgan’s Latin American economic research effort and helped coordinate the department’s global views. He contributed to and helped edit many JPMorgan publications, including the weekly “Global Data Watch” and quarterly “World Financial Markets.” He also created and edited the quarterly “Latin American Economic Outlook” publication. At Barclays Capital, where he worked from 2004 to 2007, he worked on a combination of economic and market-strategy topics within emerging markets, again writing for and helping edit a variety of publications. While at JPMorgan and Barclays Capital, he frequently traveled to Latin America and spoke to a wide range of clients, including institutional investors, corporations, and private equity sponsors. He began his career in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he worked from 1992 to 1994 on a variety of international-finance and developing-country topics. In this capacity, he wrote many country-risk studies used by federal bank regulators.

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