Brian Reynolds is the Chief Macro Strategist for New Albion Partners and writes a daily commentary focusing on the biggest drivers of macro-economic trends. He specializes in relating developments in the credit and related markets to the equity market. After 16 years on the buyside as a bond and money market portfolio manager, Brian can accurately divine what is going on in such illiquid and opaque markets as credit and credit derivatives, and put things in their proper context without the usual overheated sales pitch or simplistic media formula. His unique view of the markets is based on structure (as opposed to company fundamentals) such as tracking money flows from credit that will have an impact on equities. Portfolio managers, with limited access to good credit insights, have found his work to be invaluable. His daily commentaries have become required reading across Wall Street.
Prior to joining New Albion Partners, Brian served as Chief Market Strategist at Rosenblatt Securities, WJB Capital Group, M.S. Howells & Co., and Kirlin Holdings, Inc. From 2000 to 2003, he was the fixed income and economic columnist for TheStreet.com.
Brian began his career at David L. Babson & Co., an investment counseling firm in Cambridge, MA where he spent 16 years as a Senior Vice President, economist and portfolio manager. He joined Babson in 1984 as the firm’s economic analyst. In addition to his economic work, he was an equity trader at Babson from 1985-1987, the manager of the company’s taxable retail and institutional money market funds from 1986 through 2000, and was part of the portfolio management team of the company’s fixed income separate accounts and mutual funds from 1987 through 2000. He received his A.B. in economics from Harvard College in 1983 and became a CFA Charterholder in 1989.