Emerging Markets Strategist
Gregory Smith is part of the fund management team at M&G Investments. He is focused on emerging market sovereign debt, with a particular interest in frontier sovereigns in the Middle East and Africa. He has a PhD in quantitative economics, plus expertise in finance and assessing political risk. Prior to joining M&G he was a senior economist and sovereign debt advisor at the World Bank where he did stints covering East Asia and Africa, with time spent in Mongolia, Vietnam, Ghana, Zambia, Cameroon and Gabon. He began his career on the Overseas Development Institute’s fellowship scheme, working as an economist in the Ugandan finance ministry. His research includes investing with an Environmental-Social-Governance (ESG) lens, sovereign debt management, and what future sovereign debt restructuring might look like.
Bonds, Loans & Sukuk 24 2020