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Vanda is a global independent research company that provides tactical macro and strategic investment analysis to institutional investors.

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We combine positioning, expectation and mass-market psychology to deliver outstanding macro insight

  • Macro & policy surprises

    Markets are largely efficient in the short-term. We focus on where expectations are, and where it’s most likely that future events will diverge from the collective forecast.

  • Investor positioning

    All things being equal, uncrowded trades are more profitable than crowded ones. We spend a lot of time analyzing where the crowds are, and trying to avoid them.

  • Cross-asset

    What’s the difference between long-term Treasury yields and the relative performance of cyclical vs. defensive equities? Not much. Our cross-asset focus lets us spot dislocations across asset classes.

  • Market cycle

    Our investment horizon spans 3-6 months. Why? Because that’s the average duration of individual risk cycles in the post-crisis era.

  • Catalyst driven

    Of course, markets can stay crowded longer than investors can stay solvent. Our analysis incorporates the catalysts most likely to force price discovery.

  • Cross-geography

    US macro data affect European sovereign yields. ECB actions impact Japanese equities. And Chinese policy drives EM currencies. We monitor it all.

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    Vanda’s flagship weekly research product analyzing market themes and trends that matter to investors – minus the noise. Topics encompass everything from US retail investor behaviors, to BOJ and ECB monetary policy, to the market changing reaction functions towards Chinese economic data.

  • The CIO Risk Report

    A weekly, high level summary of Vanda’s broad outlook for global markets and trade recommendations.

  • Risk Update

    Concise and to-the-point updates on developments that are moving markets right now, helping clients identify the signal amidst the daily noise.

  • Positioning Update

    Data focused updates on how positioning data has changed week to week or highlighting an emerging positioning trend.

  • Risk Calls

    We conduct daily, weekly and quarterly risk calls with select clients, providing real time analysis of changing market conditions and tactical trade ideas.

  • Bespoke Analysis

    For clients with specific research requests, we’re here to help. By having a research presence in New York, London and Singapore, Vanda can provide analysis through email and Bloomberg chat when you need it most.

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