Jay Pelosky is Founder & Principal of Pelosky Global Strategies (PGS), a global investment advisory boutique based in New York City. Founded in 2011, Pelosky Global Strategies (formerly J2Z Advisory) utilizes its Tri Polar World global framework and Global Risk Nexus (GRN) analytical system to develop original, independent, and actionable multi asset investment advice.
PGS clients come from across the financial services spectrum; both buy and sell side, foreign and domestic including Billion dollar+ macro hedge funds, Barrons Top 100 IRAs and ETF Strategists including Envestnet's 2016 Global Tactical Solutions Awardee JAForlines. Jay leverages his 30+ years of financial experience in close to 50 countries to help clients navigate the investment process from global framework & idea generation to vehicle/manager selection across both the active/passive and public/private divides.
Recently Jay was selected as an ETF Star by the leading ETF human resources site Jobs in ETFs. He has 15 years of personal ETF investing experience and has advised ETF strategists since the inception of Pelosky Global Strategies.
As strategist, Jay and his team were ranked number one in multiple Institutional Investor research polls. He created Morgan Stanley’s global asset allocation and global equity strategy research products. He formed and co-chaired the research department’s asset allocation committee and initiated the Firm’s Global Emerging Markets Strategy (GEMS) and Latin American equity research products. As portfolio manager, he led Morgan Stanley Asset Management’s Latin American equity investment efforts launching both the Brazil Fund and the NYSE listed Latin America Discovery Fund.
From 2013 through 2016, Jay served as a contributing editor to Itau –Unibanco’s (South Americas largest financial institution) Global Connections publication. Between 2009 and 2016, Jay taught a graduate level course on global investing at The George Washington University. He is a Founding Member of the New America Foundation’s World Economic Roundtable.
He served as an independent director of specialty insurer James River Group Holdings Ltd., (NASDAQ: JRVR), from 2012 – 2016 where he was a member of the investment, audit & compensation committees. His term coincided with James River’s transition from private to public ownership and its performance as one of 2015’s top performing IPOs.
Jay is a sought after commentator on political economy and financial markets, speaking at conferences around the world, appearing regularly on TV and writing for such publications as the Financial Times, Pensions & Investments and The Wall Street Journal. He did his undergraduate work at Duke University where he was a scholarship football player and received his M.A. in International Affairs from the Elliott School at The George Washington University.