About Erik Townsend

hedge fund manager Erik Townsend

Erik Townsend is a retired software entrepreneur turned hedge fund manager. Throughout his career, Erik has capitalized on his ability to understand complex systems and anticipate paradigm shifts far in advance of the mainstream. Read More...

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Mark Grant Erik Townsend welcomes Mark Grant to MacroVoices. Erik and Mark discuss:

  • Outlook for the US Dollar and Euro
  • Where are the US equity markets going?
  • Impact of Global CB policy vs the FED
  • Is the 35-year bond bull market over?
  • Impact of the hurricanes on the economy
  • Outlook for Gold and Silver
  • Considerations on European geopolitics
  • Perspectives on China‚Äôs credit bubble
  • Underfunded pension crisis
  • Escalation of North Korea tensions

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Mark J. Grant

Chief Strategist and Managing Director

Areas of Focus

  • The domestic and global economies and the events that impact those economies and their markets.
  • Economic and market strategist


  • Joined HilltopSecurities in 2002
  • Has more than 40 years of Capital Markets/Public Finance experience
  • Writes a macro -economic commentary, "Out of the Box," which is distributed, each day, to more than 5,000 large financial institutions in forty-eight countries. It is also published daily in London and in Paris
  • Author of several books including "Out of the Box and onto Wall Street"
  • Recently named as one of Bloomberg's "Prophets", offering insights on markets, the economy and monetary policy
  • Is widely quoted in Barrons, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Bloomberg, et al, and has been a frequent guest, for the last twenty years, on CNBC. He is also on the Canadian Broadcast Company and the Chinese Public Broadcast Company networks regularly.
  • Prior experience includes: head of Capital Markets and served on the Board of Directors of four different investment banks; serving as President of one of those investment banks; President and Board member of a public telecommunications company; serves on the Board of Directors of a number of private companies

MACRO VOICES is presented for informational and entertainment purposes only. The information presented in MACRO VOICES should NOT be construed as investment advice. Always consult a licensed investment professional before making important investment decisions. The opinions expressed on MACRO VOICES are those of the participants. MACRO VOICES, its producers, and hosts Erik Townsend and Nathan Egger shall NOT be liable for losses resulting from investment decisions based on information or viewpoints presented on MACRO VOICES.

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