Monday, March 15, 2010

Major Expansion at Roubini Global Economics

It pays to be the Doctor of Doom.

Nouriel Roubini's firm, Roubini Global Economics, announced today that it has made major appointments to its Market Research and Strategy Team.

Gina Sanchez has joined the firm as a Director, Equity and Asset Allocation Strategy, Natalia Gurushina has joined as Director, Emerging Markets Strategy and Arun Motianey has been hired as Director, Fixed Income Strategy. These three senior strategists are based in the United States. Jennifer Kapila has joined as Financial Institutions Analyst, based in London, in the United Kingdom. All will work closely with Arnab Das, Managing Director of Market Research and Strategy based in London and New York.

Before coming to RGE, Gina Sanchez spent four years as an institutional asset manager, serving at the California Endowment, a $3 billion Los Angeles based foundation, as Managing Director of Public Investments and at the Ford Foundation, a $10 billion New York based foundation, as Director of Public Investments. In addition, Sanchez was a portfolio manager and strategist for eight years at American Century Investment Management in Mountain View, CA. In 2009, Sanchez received the Institutional Investor Rising Stars of Foundations and Endowments award. She received her A.B. in economics from Harvard University and an MS in international economic policy from Stanford University.

Prior to joining RGE, Natalia Gurushina worked for Pantera Capital Management, a global macro hedge fund, where she developed investment strategies for both emerging and developed European markets. Prior to that, Natalia was in charge of macroeconomic research for select economies in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia at Deutsche Bank and Bankers Trust. Before joining the private sector, Natalia analyzed economic and political developments in Russia and the former Soviet Union for the Open Society Institute in Prague. Natalia has a Ph.D. in economic history from the University of Oxford, Christ Church, and a bachelor's degree in economics from Moscow State University.

Arun Motianey joins RGE as Senior Fixed Income Strategist after twenty years at Citi. His last position was in that firm's Global Wealth Management division where he was managing director and head of macro research and strategy and a voting member of its Global Investment Committee as well as its Asset-Liability Committee. He did his Ph.D. research in the University of Cambridge's Joint Program in Mathematics and Economics, including a year as a Graduate Fellow at Princeton University. Arun is also the author of SuperCycles: The New Economic Force Transforming Global Markets and Investment Strategy (McGraw-Hill).

Jennifer Kapila comes to RGE after several years as a European banks analyst at Dresdner Kleinwort in London. She holds a joint master's degree from the University College of London and the School of Oriental and African Studies, and a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin with a concentration in Latin American studies.

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