Bradley Woods & Co. Ltd. was formed in 1970 as a boutique research firm offering distinctive, independent research focused on the impact of U.S. Federal Government actions on the capital markets. The firm’s founders, drawing on talent developed in the research department of Mitchell Hutchins (now UBS Securities) and at Oppenheimer & Co. (now CIBC World Markets), joined forces with Washington, D.C. insiders to create a unique political research product. Leveraging knowledge of the mechanics and dynamics of government, the firm’s goal has been and still is to digest the inner workings of the U.S. Federal Government’s activities and to interpret them in terms of their impact on equity and fixed income securities in the U.S.
Bradley Woods’ original product was a macro-oriented assessment directed toward chief investment officers and market strategists at some of the world’s largest investment management companies. The company still produces this incisive overview and our customers continue to be attracted to the clear and logical assessment of the government’s end decisions.
Over time our firm has expanded its product by offering intelligence about more specifically defined issues. We have originated research dealing with specific industries such as telecommunications, healthcare, energy and defense. To supplement this knowledge Bradley Woods has dedicated resources to informing its client base about such critical issues as impending tax legislation, social security and national healthcare as it relates to these industries. Rounding out the company’s repertoire, Bradley Woods also offers a continuous analysis of U.S. foreign policy ranging from the Middle East to Asia.
Value creation is a central tenet of Bradley Woods’ operating procedure. And as the common perception of value has changed over time, so too has Bradley Woods’ approach to the creation of value. Bradley Woods today approaches its calling with a focus on producing idea driven and actionable conclusions for our clients. We report and identify not only the critical market and economics trends, events and decisions made in the U.S. government, but also the implications of such political crosswinds.