Barry Knapp

Barry Knapp

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Barry Knapp is Managing Partner of Ironsides Macroeconomics, an independent provider of macroeconomic and public policy strategy. He is also a Senior Advisor to Macro Risk Advisors, a provider of value-added financial market intelligence. Knapp has more than 30 years of experience in the markets, both on the sell-side and buy-side. Previously, he served as Senior Managing Director and Head of Macro and Public Policy Strategy at Guggenheim Partners. Before that, he was Managing Director and Head of Thematic Strategies for BlackRock Fundamental Fixed Income. During his time at BlackRock, he helped manage ~$40bn in unconstrained fixed income funds which invests globally across asset classes, including government securities, corporate bonds, securitized products, currencies and equities. He also held senior leadership roles at Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers.

Professional Experience


  • He served as Managing Director and Chief U.S. Equity Strategist at Barclays Capital. He was the face of Barclays in the U.S. with over 50 TV appearances annually.

  • He guest hosted top-ranked CNBC Squawk Box monthly, and was widely quoted in the financial press.

  • He conducted 250+ client meetings annually and was consistently in the Top 3 most-read Barclays research publications.