Research Team

MRB has a substantial bench of leading asset class and regional experts averaging over 20 years of experience in financial market research. Members work in our London, Montreal and New York offices, but pull together as one disciplined yet innovative team to cover all major economies and asset markets.


Phillip Colmar
Partner, Global Strategy

Phillip Colmar is a founding partner. He has extensive experience, both as a strategist and economist. Mr. Colmar focuses on global multi-asset investment strategy, trading opportunities, and ... View More

Mehran Nakhjavani
Partner, Emerging Market Strategy

Mehran Nakhjavani is a partner and helped found MRB in 2010. He has extensive experience in investment research and investment management, specializing in emerging markets and ... View More

Peter Perkins
Partner, Global Strategy

Peter Perkins is a founding partner. He has extensive experience, both as a strategist and economist. Mr. Perkins focuses on asset allocation issues and strategy, key drivers of the global economy and ... View More

Warren Smith
Partner, U.S. Strategy

Warren C. Smith is a founding partner. He has extensive experience as an investment strategist. Mr. Smith focuses on the U.S. and other developed markets and works closely with MRB clients to ... View More


Prajakta Bhide
Strategist, U.S.

Prajakta Bhide joined MRB in 2017 and specializes in the U.S. economy, policy and asset markets. Her areas of expertise include business cycles, monetary policy, and macroeconomic modeling... View More

Salvatore Ruscitti
Strategist, Global Equity Sectors

Salvatore Ruscitti joined MRB in 2011. He has extensive experience in both top-down and bottom-up equity research. Mr. Ruscitti is responsible for MRB’s global and regional equity sector views... View More

Adam Wolfe
Strategist, Asia Ex-Japan

Adam Wolfe joined MRB in 2014, and specializes in China and the rest of emerging Asia. He has extensive experience in macroeconomic and investment research. Mr. Wolfe is responsible for ... View More


Amr Abdel Khalek
Senior Analyst, Emerging Markets

Amr Abdel Khalek joined MRB in 2011 and specializes in emerging markets. Along with Mehran Nakhjavani, he is responsible for driving MRB’s house view on non-Asian emerging market economies and... View More

Santiago Espinosa
Senior Analyst, Foreign Exchange & Absolute Returns

Santiago Espinosa joined MRB in 2010, and specializes in foreign exchange strategy and absolute-return investment ideas. He is currently responsible for ... View More

Erik Franco
Senior Analyst, Regional Equities & Asset Allocation

Erik Franco joined MRB in 2011, and specializes in tactical asset allocation and regional equity strategy. He contributes regularly to economic and asset class research reports. Mr. Franco is also ... View More

Frank Petrocca
Analyst, Fixed Income

Frank Petrocca joined MRB in 2015, and specializes in developed market policy and fixed income strategy. Along side Phillip Colmar, he regularly contributes to the firm’s regional economic ... View More

Research Assistants

MRB's senior research members are supported by highly skilled Research Assistants working in our London, Montreal and New York offices.