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.
IFI offers 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 prices.
IFI's proprietary 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.