Welcome to ECU

Founded in 1988, ECU is a global macro research, advisory, and investment firm specialising in currency risk management. We provide research and advisory services, as well as currency alpha, risk management, active and passive overlay, and multi-currency liability strategies to institutional investors, corporates, family offices and UHNW individuals.

Driven by research, our distinctive global macro analytical approach to world economies and markets has been the backbone of our successful track record. Our investment philosophy and process continues to evolve, guided by the depth and breadth of the specialist inputs provided by our Global Macro Team; comprising economic advisers and market strategists of international standing.

At the centre of our history over the past 26 years are our people — talented and committed professionals with long and deep market experience and expertise. We offer our clients a relationship built on trust, integrity, and service, underpinned by solid performance. ECU is majority owned by our team, creating a true alignment of interests with those of our clients.


Michael Petley

Founder and Chief Investment Officer