BCA Research

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BCA Research
Privately Held Company
Industry Financial Services
Founded 1949
Founder A. Hamilton Bolton
Headquarters Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Number of locations
London, New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Sydney, Cape Town and Sao Paulo.
Key people

Bashar Al-Rehany, Chief Executive
Nicoletta Manoleas, Chief Operating Officer

Martin H. Barnes, Chief Economist
Website bcaresearch.com

BCA Research Inc. is an independent provider of global investment research and investment strategy advice. BCA was founded by A. Hamilton Bolton in 1949 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The firm is also known by the title of its first publication The Bank Credit Analyst.

BCA provides economic analysis and trend forecasts of the major financial asset classes and geographic markets. These include equities, foreign exchange, fixed income and commodities & energy. The geographical coverage includes the US, Emerging Markets, Europe, China and Global strategies. BCA delivers the research through weekly bulletins, daily insights, special reports, proprietary market studies, chart packs and conferences.[1] BCA Research clients include portfolio managers, hedge funds, asset management firms, pension funds and endowments, central banks, security dealers, sovereign wealth funds, private banking, insurance companies, private equity firms, family offices and individual investors.[2]

BCA Research has been recognized as a top independent investment research firm both in North America [3] and Europe.[4]


The founder, A. Hamilton Bolton was noted for his work on the Elliot Wave Theory,[5] and published Money and Investment Profits, a book on investments and the business cycle,[6] just prior to his death in 1967. He was succeeded by Anthony Boeckh, who led the company from 1968 to 2001. During that time, Bolton’s original work on supercycles was refined into what BCA calls the debt supercycle.[7][8]

BCA Research was acquired by Metal Bulletin PLC in 2001.[9]

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC bought Metal Bulletin along with BCA Research in 2006.[10]


1002 Sherbrooke St. W., Ste. 1600

Montreal, QC H3A 3L6

514 499 9550


  1. ^ Bloomberg, Businessweek BCA Company Overview http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=8368798
  2. ^ Ibid.
  3. ^ Integrity Research BCA Research Grabs a Goldman Strategist; March 24, 2010
  4. ^ EuroIRP The Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation Has Independent Research Come of Age? June 2011 http://www.euroirp.com/cms/documents/CSFI_EuroIRP_WEB.pdf
  5. ^ The Complete Elliott Wave Writings of A.Hamilton Bolton, with a foreword by Robert R. Prechter and a biography by A.J. Frost. New Classics Library, 1994. ISBN 0-932750-22-2
  6. ^ Arthur Hamilton Bolton, Dow Jones-Irwin, Inc., 1967
  7. ^ Debt: Feeding the fire CanadianBusiness.com By Matthew McClearn | January 23, 2008
  8. ^ The End Game Of The Debt Supercycle July 19, 2010 posted by JOHN MAULDIN
  9. ^ Metal Bulletin raises profile in North America - Citywire by Rodney Hobson Jan 12, 2001
  10. ^ Metal Bulletin uses net to haul in profits - Telegraph by Josephine Moulds | August 23, 2006

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