An Introduction to the team

Our world-renowned team comprises Raoul Pal, Founder of GMI; Julien Bittel, Head of Macro Research, one of the world’s leading experts on the business cycle and asset allocation; David Mattin,Technology Lead, a deep subject matter expert in all things Exponential Age; and Amanda Goodwin, Editor and Head of Customer Relations, your day-to-day contact for all things GMI.

Raoul Pal

founder of real vision and gmi

In addition to being one of the best-known and most respected thought leaders and communicators in the financial markets, Raoul Pal is also a prolific entrepreneur. He uniquely focuses on what he sees as the key secular themes in macro, technology and crypto, and how they interplay with the business cycle, to drive outsized investment returns.

Raoul has been writing his flagship publication, Global Macro Investor, since January 2005 to provide original, high-quality, quantifiable and easily readable research for the global macro investment community: hedge funds, family offices, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, RIAs, and high net worth individuals. His deep experience and highly original, yet process-driven, framework have resulted in GMI’s unparalleled proven track record.

Raoul is also the co-founder and CEO of Real Vision, the leading financial knowledge and media platform which arms people with the knowledge, tools, and network to succeed in their financial journey. Additionally, he is Co-Founder and CEO of Exponential Age Asset Management, which is as asset management business that focuses on investing in the digital asset space via a fund of hedge funds (EADAF) and other vehicles. Raoul has been an active investor in crypto since 2012 and wrote the first-ever macro valuation research article on Bitcoin in 2013.

Previously, he co-managed the GLG Global Macro Fund in London for GLG Partners, one of the largest hedge fund groups in the world, having moved to GLG from Goldman Sachs where he co-managed the hedge fund sales business in Equities and Equity Derivatives in Europe. In this role, Raoul established strong relationships with many of the world’s pre-eminent hedge funds, learning from their styles and experiences.

Raoul lives in the Cayman Islands, splitting his time between Grand Cayman and Little Cayman, but reaches the world via his writing; with one million Twitter followers and his video/podcast interviews that have over 100m views.

Julien Bittel, CFA

Head of Macro Research at GMI

Julien previously worked at Pictet Asset Management where he co-managed several of Pictet’s Multi Asset Funds, overseeing a total AUM of CHF 5Bn, and won a number of Morningstar Awards, including Multi-Asset Fund of the Year in 2019/2020.

Prior to assuming a fund management role, Julien worked as a Multi-Asset Investment Strategist in London with a focus on global macro investing.

After nearly ten years working in the Asset Management sector, Julien joined Raoul at GMI and is now primarily responsible for macro research and advising clients.

Julien is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and holds a BSc in Business Administration with a minor in Economics from the University of Colorado. In addition to speaking at multiple CFA events, Julien has written several pieces for the press, appeared in TV interviews and was a guest speaker at the London School of Economics (LSE) discussing global macro investing.

David Mattin

Chief Technology Analyst at GMI

David Mattin is an internationally recognised expert on technology, social change, and foresight-led innovation. He is the author of the New World Same Humans newsletter, which reaches over 25,000 readers across industry, government, and academia each week.

David works with leaders inside a host of global organisations to help them understand technological change and its implications, and speaks regularly at conferences and closed events. All this work comes together at GMI, where he writes about the forces, technologies, and companies driving the emergence of the Exponential Age.

David lives in London with his wife and two sons and, in non-exponential moments, can be found playing football in the park or reading a good book.

The Wider Team

James Kirkup

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Thomas Brigg

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Aliana Coker

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Emma Bailey

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