Stephen Pope

Macroeconomic Strategist

Stephen Pope is the Managing Partner of Spotlight Group. He has worked in the world of finance since 1982 and has performed duties as a salesman, market maker trader and analyst. Stephen brings this wealth of experience gained at American, British, French, and Japanese institutions to bear in his analytical work.

He has a broad base of client service having advised national agencies such as Central Banks, Government Ministries, and Sovereign Wealth Funds and from the private sector, Commercial and Investment Banks, Insurance Companies, Pension Funds and Publicly Listed Corporations.
Clients have been covered in all geographic regions and time zones embracing 36 nations.

Stephen gained his BA (HONS) Economics (II.I) from the University of Warwick in 1982 and his MBA from Henley Management College in 1995.
He gained professional examination awards from the Association of International Bond Dealers (Now called the International Capital Markets Association) in 1988, is a member of the Financial Conduct Authority and has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.


UK economic outlook lacks momentum

So far, there has been no advantage for the UK to leaving the European Union. Despite a massive decline in Sterling, exports are still struggling. Bank of England is staring at a low growth, high inflation horizon. “…It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, … Continued


Treasury Spreads: A Tale of Trump’s Timid Term

The Fed were planning a succession of rate rises. Data disappointment brings that schedule into doubt. Mixed messages from the Fed are misleading markets. The US yield curve reflects frustration with Trump’s lack of progress. A yield spread refers to the difference between the yields of two fixed income securities. One can compare two similar … Continued