Connecting the dots from macro to markets



High Quality Training

BCA Academy offers continuous professional development for global investment professionals, deepening the understanding of economic and financial analysis to help participants make more informed investment strategy decisions.

BCA Academy's popular training programs teach the analytical methodology behind the economic analysis that has supported the generation of investment insight at BCA Research over the past 65 years. BCA is the market-leading provider of global investment research. Since 1949 BCA has been supporting our clients' investment decision-making processes through the delivery of leading-edge analysis and forecasts of all major asset classes and economies. Additionally, we have been educating, informing and stimulating discussion through clear and thought-provoking research.

CE Qualified Activity - CFA Institute

BCA Research Inc. is registered with CFA Institute as an Approved Provider of continuing education programs for CFA Institute members.

CPD Member

BCA Research Inc. is recognized by the CPD Certification Service and we have been approved for professional development certifications.

BCA Academy for:

Investment Managers & Strategists

Investment Managers & Strategists

  • Incorporate BCA's proprietary macro analytical framework into your investment process
  • Debate practical issues with like-minded professionals
  • Qualify for ongoing professional credits
New Graduates


  • Experience personalized training in a small setting
  • Gain a robust grounding in macro and financial market analysis
  • Maximize comprehension of financial and economic research


  • Evaluate the key global macro and market risks and opportunities
  • Debate and discuss critical economic issues with expert practitioners
  • Experience courses constantly adapted to reflect current issues
HR & Training Managers

HR & Training

  • Provide a unique opportunity for staff to develop and apply skills
  • Support growth and professional development programs
  • Provide ongoing professional credits


We work with a series of expert instructors from our research team. Please select the course location of interest to review who will be delivering the program.

Instructor, Paul Danis

Paul Danis

Paul Danis is a Chief Strategist with BCA Research. Paul has a cross-functional role that includes shaping the research view and communicating this message to BCA clients. Paul began his career in 1998 as a trader at the Montreal exchange. In 2001 he joined BCA, where he worked through 2006. Paul then spent the next 9 years working as an equity strategist at Lehman Brothers/Nomura International and Credit Suisse in London. He rejoined BCA in 2016, and remains based in London. He is a McGill University graduate and CFA charterholder.

Instructor, Jim Mylonas

Jim Mylonas

Jim Mylonas is a Chief Strategist with BCA Research. Jim has a cross-functional role that includes shaping the research view and communicating this message to BCA clients. Jim joined BCA in 2011 with the Global Investment Strategy team, and then moved to the Geopolitical Strategy group. Jim is also a lead instructor of BCA's macro training program. He holds an Honors BA in economics and political science from the University of Toronto and an MA in international affairs from the Norman Paterson School at Carleton University.

Instructor, Mathieu Savary

Mathieu Savary

Mathieu Savary joined BCA Research in 2004 and is the Chief Strategist of the Foreign Exchange Strategy service. Previously at BCA, he was Senior Editor of the Global Investment Strategy service. Additionally, Mathieu has been one of the principal developers and is a lead instructor of BCA's macro training program. He has also worked at Brandywine Global Investment Management. Mathieu has a BCom in Finance and Economics from McGill University and holds the CFA designation.

Instructor, Ryan Swift

Ryan Swift

Ryan Swift joined BCA Research in 2010 and is currently the Chief Strategist of the U.S. Bond Strategy service. He spent the first six years of his career at BCA as a fixed income strategist, after completing his studies in finance at Concordia University. Ryan holds an MSc in finance from Concordia University and a BCom from McGill University.


"Getting the macro picture right has become more important than ever to getting the markets right. This course will prove invaluable for all investors."

Martin Barnes
Chief Economist, BCA Research