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Dr. Scott B. MacDonald, Country Risk Strategist

Scott MacDonald PhD

July 21, 2017


Dr. Scott B. MacDonald has a long history of work with sovereign risk analysis & fixed income research.  He has US bank regulatory experience having worked for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in Washington, D.C. And sell-side experience with tours at Credit Suisse & Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. And, he has buy-side/consulting experience with stays at Aladdin Capital Management (Head of Research), Mitsubishi Asset Management (Head of Research), and KWR International.  He is also currently the Chief Economist for Smith's Research & Gradings, and a Senior Associate (non-resident) Americas Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.

His expertise covers Asian, European, Latin American & Caribbean sovereigns. He has published numerous articles on international economic affairs and has written 18 books.  The last two of which were State Capitalism's Uncertain Future (2015) and a second edition of Separating Fools from Their Money: A History of American Financial Scandals (2015). He is a Chelsea Football Club supporter.