Discretionary Global Macro: A Manager’s Perspective

By: Kenneth G. Tropin

This article was first published as a chapter in Global Macro: Theory and Practice, by Risk Books.

While global macro is one of the “original” hedge fund strategy types, it has generally evolved alongside the industry – from single managers trading a portfolio to more complex multi-manager, multi-asset class portfolios. Managing a discretionary global macro fund is therefore a complex and expensive venture. Many macro funds are still dominated by a founder or key risk taker who tends to concent