Eurasia Group (Washington, DC)
Christopher Garman's research focuses on the politics of macroeconomic management across emerging markets and comparative studies of national elections. He also leads the firm's coverage of Brazil, including the regulatory environment in the energy sector. In particular, he has been instrumental in guiding analysis of the Lava-Jato scandal.
Prior to joining Eurasia Group, Christopher worked as a senior political analyst at Tendencias Consultoria Integrada, a leading Brazilian economic consulting firm. He has held fellowships at Instituto de Estudos Economicos, Sociais e Politicos de Sao Paulo (IDESP), where he researched central bank politics in the region, and at Centro de Estudos de Cultura Contemporanea (CEDEC), where he conducted field research on Brazilian federalism.
Christopher holds a master's degree in political science from the University of California, San Diego and a bachelor's degree from Grinnell College. He is fluent in Portuguese and proficient in Spanish. As a dual citizen of the US and Brazil, Christopher's loyalties in professional sports span both countries.
KATHRYN ROONEY VERA
Head of Global Macroeconomic Research and Strategy
Bulltick Capital Markets ( Miami, FL)
Kathryn is the Head of Global Macroeconomic Research and Strategy at Bulltick Capital Markets. As chief strategist, she is responsible for the development of global investment strategies for Bulltick’s institutional clients, using her top-down macroeconomic analyses of the developed and emerging markets. Her work is comprehensive, yet digestible, offering global perspectives, in addition to detailed country analyses. Bulltick’s global research includes pointed trading recommendations, and always provides specific actionable advice. Macroeconomic research is published monthly, bi-weekly and when market or news events warrant diagnosis. Kathryn’s research consistently produces notable calls.
Prior to joining Bulltick in 2008, Kathryn served as an economist and strategist at Bear Stearns in Emerging Markets Fixed Income Research, where she covered the Latin American region. She also worked on the buy-side as sovereign analyst at MetLife Investments where she conducted in-depth economic analyses on emerging markets, working closely with the portfolio manager on asset selection and portfolio allocations.
Kathryn is adjunct professor at the University of Miami where she teaches Global Economics.
Kathryn is a frequent contributor to financial news television networks, such as CNBC, CNN en Español, Bloomberg Television, CNN International, Fox News and Fox Business.
Kathryn holds her Master’s in Business degree, specializing in Economics and Finance, from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Spanish literature from Rutgers University in New Jersey where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She also studied at the University of Valencia in Spain.
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