IFI is an investment research firm that quantifies
market price indicators to guide the asset allocation
decisions and trading strategies of institutional
investors. We help pension plans, asset managers,
financial institutions and hedge funds use disciplined
methods to outperform benchmarks.
clients an independent, objective source of
investment research, forecasts and advice, in contrast
to the bias that's often exhibited in the research of
sell-side brokers or in the undisciplined methods of
third-party research firms. We have no vested interest
in any particular investment style. Our research and
forecasts are based on objective analyses of the
expectations that we find embedded in market
models and objective forecasts underlie its
investment advice. Our approach is both top-down
and focused on investable assets and bottom-line
results sought by managers. Our products and
services address the major financial asset classes
(equities, fixed income and currencies) as well as
sub-classes, including large-cap vs. small-cap stocks,
value stocks vs. growth stocks, stocks by sector, "new
economy" vs. "old economy" stocks, government bonds vs.
corporate bonds, and shifts in the yield curve.
IFI's research and
insights stress the incentives and disincentives
faced by producers, savers and investors - the essence
of supply-side economics - and how these effect returns
and risks. We recognize that markets are global,
inter-connected and efficient. We rely on the
time-tested forecasting power of objective and
forward-looking market prices and the efficiency and
rationality of markets. The firm rigorously identifies
the distinct and causal patterns that exist,
historically, among markets.
IFI eschews the
traditional use of faulty and backward-looking
economic statistics. We also reject detached textbook
theory and the widespread myth of "market failure."
Above all, IFI provides clients with a steady stream of
fresh, provocative and profitable insights.