Capital Markets Investors

Capstone's Capital Markets Advantage

Proposed regulation and a burgeoning activist philosophy on the part of regulators is transforming industry. Our team complements its expertise in policy and politics with substantial investment buy-side and sell-side experience. We rigorously identify and quantify regulatory and political risks and opportunities in a wide swath of companies and specific transactions, providing differentiated insight in the process.

We dig deeper

Our process always involves a deep-dive analysis of state, federal, and international, and global policy. Our analysts mine news outlets, legislation, events, and other public resources to come up with unique investment ideas with a policy angle. We leverage our extensive outreach to relevant industry associations, advocacy groups, regulators, policymakers, and think tanks to gain a solid understanding of the relevant political landscape and the issues at hand. Our analysts focus on the minutiae of public policy by reading and reviewing public documents, including proposed rules and comment letters, proposed and enacted legislation, as well as policy meetings and hearings.

Services We Engage

We engage

Our analysts regularly consult with our clients to help them understand important policy issues. An engagement with Capstone includes the ability to request ad-hoc policy research on existing and potential investments. At the direction of clients, our team can quickly identify key regulatory issues impacting investments. We treat client requests with complete confidentiality. Our focus on a fee-based model, rather than one requiring us to drive trading volume among our clients, allows us to maintain a more compact customer base permitting a more robust dialogue with our clients than our peers.

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Biden’s Weak and Failing States Problem 

Biden’s Weak and Failing States Problem 

April 1, 2024 By Daniel Silverberg and Elena McGovern, co-heads of Capstone’s National Security Practice Immigration is a white-hot electoral issue in the United States. The mere threat of increased immigration stemming from humanitarian crises in Haiti, Venezuela,...

The Weakening of the EU Platform Workers Directive

The Weakening of the EU Platform Workers Directive

March 25, 2024 By Eva Borbely, Capstone EU Tech Analyst The European Union’s Platform Workers Directive— a years-long effort to regulate workers’ rights in Europe’s gig economy— is back from the dead. However, what has emerged from the grave has been resurrected with...