Who we are

BCA is the leading independent provider of global investment research. Since 1949, BCA's mission has been to shape the level of conviction with which its clients make investment decisions, through the delivery of leading-edge analysis and forecasts of all the major asset classes and economies. The firm maintains a head office in Montreal, with local offices in London, New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Sydney, Cape Town and São Paulo.

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Analysis & Forecasts for all Asset Classes & Economies
BCA covers every corner of the globe through its Global, U.S., European, Emerging Markets, and China strategy services. Asset class coverage includes equities, fixed income, FX, commodities and energy - as well as the geopolitical issues affecting the investment climate.

Over 65 Research Staff Including 11 Chief Strategists
We have tremendous continuity amongst our team of strategists; nine have been with the firm for more than a decade. BCA strategists are supported with an environment conducive to independent thought.

Proprietary Models and Leading Indicators
With over 215,000 data series, BCA controls a vast treasure of historical data, including countless proprietary leading indicators and predictive economic models.

Dedicated Account Management and Client Service
BCA has a dedicated Client Relationship Team for quick response and efficient fulfillment of client requests. The team is also available to assist with the provision of chartbooks and in the interaction between clients and BCA's research strategists.

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BCA strategists are supported with an environment conducive to independent thought.

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Our history

  • BCA Research was founded in Montreal in 1949 by A. Hamilton Bolton, who pioneered the concept that national economies and their capital markets are led by shifts in financial liquidity, money supply and credit.
  • Mr. Bolton's innovative and highly successful approach to forecasting trends in the economy and financial markets ensured that BCA gained a wide following among financial institutions, corporations, individual investors and academics. His approach was outlined in his book Money and Investment Profits, published in 1967, just before his untimely death. He was honored posthumously 20 years later by the Financial Analysts Federation, the predecessor to the CFA Institute, with the prestigious Nicholas Molodovsky Award in recognition of his achievements and contributions to the field of financial market analysis.
  • BCA's reputation as the foremost provider of leading-edge and accurate analysis continued to grow under the direction of J. Anthony Boeckh, who led the company from 1968 to 2001. Dr. Boeckh dramatically expanded the firm's research capabilities and global coverage by building a large team of experienced economists and researchers. Today, BCA's operations have grown worldwide with offices in many major cities across the globe.

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