James Ferguson

James Ferguson

Formal First Name

James Ferguson is the Co-Founder of MacroStrategy Partnership, a provider of independent research on global macro and markets. Ferguson has over 25 years of extensive experience as a stockbroker, sector analyst and macroeconomic strategist. He held a variety of positions, predominantly covering the Japanese market at investment banks Nomura, Robert Fleming, SBC Warburg, Dresdner Kleinwort and Mitsubishi Securities, based in London and Tokyo. Through his background in the Japanese market, he is currently looking at the western banking crisis and the implications of policy responses for economic growth prospects. Ferguson has been a regular contributor to Money Week since 2004, sits at Stanhope's Investment Committee and makes frequent appearances on the BBC and other live news media outlets.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Ferguson was Head of Strategy at Westhouse Securities and Chief Strategist at Pali International.

  • He is Director of the Grampian Investment Trust and property companies Raptor Notchkey and Brenmanor.

  • He also served as Director for Mitsubishi UFJ Securities.


  • He has made frequent appearances on TV and radio news such as BBC TV and Bloomberg TV commenting on economic, banking and investment matters.

  • He also makes frequent appearances on Sky TV and Channel 4.

  • He was the co-host of CNBC's Squawk Box and Worldwide Exchange programs.