Rachel E S Ziemba


Rachel Ziemba is the founder of Ziemba Insights, an advisory firm that helps investors assess geoeconomic and national balance sheet risks. She is a also Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where her research focuses on the impacts of coercive economic policies such as sanctions, as well as the role of state-owned investors in the global economy. She also serves as a strategic advisor at Alpha Z Advisors (an equity futures fund), advisor to Globalwonks (an expert network) and Acreditus (a Dubai-based credit advisory firm) and teaches at New York University's Center for Global Affairs.

She previously served as head of emerging and frontier markets and co-head of research at Roubini Global Economics, a macro strategy and country risk firm, where she wrote extensively about global economic risks and generated high conviction market views. Rachel also worked for the Canadian International Development Agency in Cairo, Egypt, and the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa, Canada on development economic issues.

Rachel regularly serves as an expert commentator in key media outlets, and her research on sovereign wealth funds and sanctions has been cited by a range of international financial institutions and government bodies.   She is the co-author of "Scenarios for Risk Management and Global Investment Strategies" (with William T. Ziemba), published by Wiley in January 2008.

She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago with honors, and a Master of Philosophy degree in international relations with a specialization in international political economy from St. Antony's College, Oxford University. In addition to Heart & Soul, Rachel Serves on the board of the Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships and on the Finance Committee of the Unitarian Church of All Souls NYC.

 

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