Chris Bailey

Chris Bailey

Formal First Name

Chris Bailey is the Founder of Financial Orbit, a market analysis company that provides macroeconomic commentaries and securities analysis with relevance for global investors. He is also Head Economist and Member of the Investment Committee at Celtic Financial Planning, a multi-award winning financial adviser. He has over 20 years of investment industry experience at long-only and long-short institutions as a global multi-asset fund manager, strategist, macro thinker, and securities and fund analyst. Passionate about the combination of top-down and bottom-up analysis, Chris believes that understanding both aspects is the only way to get a full view of global opportunities across equity, bond and alternative investment markets. Prior to launching Financial Orbit, he worked for a London-based fund management group and headed the team for a range of globally directly invested mutual funds, where he personally ran the Growth, Balanced and Conservative funds.

Academic History


  • Chris has experience managing global thematic equity and European equity funds that also outperformed their benchmarks.

  • He undertakes bespoke research and consulting work for various global asset management firms on both market strategy and global securities analysis.

  • As Head of Direct Global Investments at Close Brothers Asset Management, he led the team that managed over GBP 1.6B.

  • He was named as one of the 'top 40 under 40' in the UK investment management industry during his time at Close Brothers.

  • He was an Investment Manager for Bradshaw Asset Management where he managed a pan-European long/short fund.