Michael Macdonald has over 20-years of experience in the financial markets, starting at the spot FX desk in Lehman Brothers, London, where he assisted the DEM/FRF trader with positions in excess of DEM 1 billion.
Michael joined the consulting company 4CAST London in 1995 as a technical analyst. He was the 6th employee hired and helped create the technical analysis product, the essence of which is still in use today.
After 6 years in the London office, covering FX, equities, fixed income and commodities, Michael relocated to the fledgling Singapore office to help shape the APAC product.
In 2007, Michael moved to Credit-Suisse Singapore AG to create the APAC Technical Analysis desk. Michael’s coverage included China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore as well as other countries stretching from India to New Zealand and down to Indonesia. He helped create a cross-asset daily publication to present technical ideas to clients, covering APAC FX, country indices, individual stocks (in excess of 250), as well as selected commodities.
In addition to (pure) research, Michael also advised clients on actionable trading ideas, as well as conducting presentations to a wide cross-section of clients.
Following a sabbatical, Michael returned to London to set up his own research publication in 2014.