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Financial Markets Experts

  • Anton Alifandi

    Principal Analyst, Country Risk, IHS Markit
    London, U.K.
    Mr. Anton Alifandi serves as a principal analyst of Country Risk at IHS Markit for Southeast Asia, primarily responsible for Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and East Timor.
  • Nariman Behravesh, Ph.D.

    Chief Economist, IHS
    Lexington, Mass., U.S.
    Dr. Nariman Behravesh is Chief Economist of IHS where he oversees the work of more than 400 Professionals and directs the entire economic forecasting process.
  • Rajiv Biswas

    Senior Director and Asia-Pacific Chief Economist, IHS Markit
    Mr. Rajiv Biswas is a senior director and the Asia-Pacific chief economist for the Economics & Country Risk group at IHS Markit.
  • Ryan Bransfield

    Director, Markit Dividend Forecasting
    London, UK
    Mr. Ryan Bransfield is Director and Head of the UK Dividend Research team at IHS Markit. Mr. Bransfield is an experienced commentator and analyst within the Dividend Forecasting team at IHS Markit, and leads the UK research team. He is frequently quoted in the press and has appeared on business broadcast media. Mr. Bransfield joined Markit in 2003, and holds a BA in Economics and English from University College Dublin.
  • Carlos Caicedo

    Senior Principal Analyst, IHS Country Risk Analysis and Forecasting
    London, U.K.
    Mr. Carlos Caicedo is a Senior Principal Analyst in the IHS Country Risk Analysis and Forecasting team, with more than 20 years of experience in covering political and macroeconomic risk in Latin America.
  • Richard Cochrane

    Senior Analyst, IHS Country Risk
    London, U.K.
    Richard Cochrane joined the IHS Middle East and North Africa Country Analysis team in September 2011.
  • Simon Colvin

    Equity and Credit Markets Analyst, IHS Markit
    London, UK
    Mr. Simon Colvin is responsible for Markit’s fixed income and equities commentary and analysis. Mr. Colvin is an experienced and widely-quoted commentator on global financial markets, with a focus on short selling, ETF, bond and CDS market trends. Mr. Colvin joined Markit in 2012 when the firm acquired Data Explorers, where he served as a product consultant. Mr. Colvin graduated from Edinburgh University with an MA degree in Finance and Economics.
  • Tom Conigliaro

    Managing Director, Markit Brokerage and Research Services
    New York, United States
    Mr. Tom Conigliaro is Managing Director of Markit Brokerage and Research Services. 
  • Cyrus Daftary

    Co-head of Operational Risk and Regulatory Compliance Solutions
    Andover, MA
    Cyrus Daftary is the Co-Head of Operational Risk and Regulatory Compliance Solutions at IHS Markit. In this role Mr. Daftary is responsible for managing product and business development teams and strategic initiatives and operations.
  • James Diffley

    Senior Director, IHS Economics
    Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.
    Mr. James Diffley serves as Senior Director of the Industry Services and Consulting Group at IHS Economics.
  • Rob Dobson

    Senior Economist, Markit Economics
    Henley on Thames, UK
    Mr. Rob Dobson is a Senior Economist and Director at IHS Markit. Mr. Dobson is frequently quoted in global press on Markit PMI data movements and the economic context, particularly within the manufacturing and services sectors. He has played a central role in the expanding reach of the Markit PMI surveys worldwide. Mr. Dobson joined Markit in 2008, when NTC Economics was acquired by Markit. He holds a BA Hons. Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Lancaster and an MA
  • Lilit Gevorgyan, B.A., M.A., M.Sc.

    Russia & CIS Senior Economist, IHS Markit
    London, U.K.
    Ms. Lilit Gevorgyan is the Russia & CIS Senior Economist.
  • Timo Klein

    Principal Economist - Western Europe, IHS Markit
    Frankfurt, Germany
    Mr. Timo Klein is a principal economist at IHS Markit, focusing on Western Europe.
  • Deni Koenhemsi

    Economist, IHS Pricing and Purchasing
    Washington, D.C.
    Ms. Deni Koenhemsi is an economist within IHS Pricing and Purchasing Service responsible for analysis and forecasting of building materials.
  • Blanka Kolenikova

    Senior Analyst – Europe & CIS
    London, U.K.
    Ms. Blanka Kolenikova, Senior Analyst – Europe & CIS, is responsible for analysis of the political, regulatory, operational and security risks in Eastern and Western European countries.
  • Sara L. Johnson, CBE

    Senior Research Director, Global Economics, IHS Economics & Country Risk
    Lexington, Mass., U.S.
    Ms. Sara Johnson is Senior Research Director of Global Economics within the IHS Economics & Country Risk business unit.
  • Dr. Laurence Allan, Ph.D.

    Senior Manager, Latin America
    London, U.K.
    Dr. Laurence Allan leads the Latin American and Caribbean Country Risk team at IHS, assessing and forecasting political and violent risks in the region.
  • Hanna Luchnikava

    Senior Economist, Asia Pacific, Global Economics Group of IHS
    Lexington, Mass., U.S.
    Ms. Hanna Luchnikava 
serves as a Senior Economist for Asia Pacific Region and is Lead India Economist with the Global Economics Group of IHS.
  • Hanna Luchnikava-Schorsch

    Senior Economist, Asia Pacific, Global Economics Group
    Germany (remote)
    Ms. Hanna Luchnikava-Schorsch serves as a Senior Economist for Asia Pacific region and is the lead India economist with the Global Economics Group.
  • Thomas Matheson

    Director, Markit Dividend Forecasting
    London, UK
    Mr. Thomas Matheson is Director and Head of Dividend Commentary at IHS Markit. Mr. Matheson leads the European Dividend Forecasting team at IHS Markit, and directs global dividend research and commentary for the firm. He has close to ten years’ experience as an equity research analyst specializing in dividends, and holds a BA (Hons) in Business Economics from the University of Exeter.
  • Rebecca Mitchell

    Economist II, IHS Markit
    Lexington, Massachusetts, US
    Ms. Rebecca Mitchell is an economist at IHS Markit in the US Macroeconomics group.
  • Firas Modad

    Director – MENA Country Risk, IHS Markit
    London, U.K.
    Mr. Firas Modad is a director for Country Risk, with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, at IHS Markit.
  • Diego Moya-Ocampos, LLB

    Senior Analyst, Americas, IHS Country Risk
    London, U.K.
    As Senior Analyst, Americas for IHS Country Risk, Mr. Diego Moya-Ocampos covers the political, security and business environment of a number of countries in Latin America.
  • Gavan Nolan

    Director of Markit Fixed Income Pricing and Co-head of Credit Research
    London, UK
    Mr. Gavan Nolan is Co-head of Credit Research at IHS Markit and is an expert commentator on credit markets. 
  • Bryan Plamondon

    Director, MENA, IHS Economics
    Lexington, Mass., U.S.
    Mr. Bryan Plamondon serves as Director for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) group in IHS Economics.
  • Jan Randolph

    Director of Sovereign Risk, IHS Economics & Country Risk
    London U.K.
    Mr. Jan Randolph serves as Director of IHS Sovereign Risk Rating Service (Global 204; part of Economics and Country Risk).
  • Mark Schaedel

    Managing Director, Markit Index Services
    London, UK
    Mr. Mark Schaedel is a Managing director with Markit and leads Markit’s Index Services business. 
  • Zbyszko Tabernacki, CFA

    Senior Vice President, Economics and Country Risk, IHS Markit
    Washington, D.C., US
    Mr. Zbyszko Tabernacki, CFA, is senior vice president of Economics and Country Risk at IHS Markit. He is a recognized expert on country risk, global economics and emerging markets economics and finance.
  • Harumi Taguchi

    Principal Economist, IHS
    Tokyo, Japan
    Ms. Harumi Taguchi, Principal Economist, is responsible for macroeconomic analysis and forecasts on Japan and some Pacific Islands economies.
  • Natznet Tesfay, B.A., M.Sc.

    Director, Africa Analysis, IHS Economics and Country Risk
    London, U.K.
    Ms. Natznet Tesfay is Director of Africa Analysis within the IHS Economics and Country Risk business unit.
  • Charles W. (Chuck) Clowdis, Jr.

    Managing Director – Transportation
    Lexington, Mass., U.S.
    Mr. Clowdis serves as Managing Director – Transportation for IHS Economics & Country Risk.
  • David Weisberger

    Managing Director of Markit Trading Analytics
    New York, US
    Mr. David Weisberger is Managing Director of Markit Trading Analytics and a well-known commentator on equity market structure. Mr. Weisberger is an expert on equity market structure and is frequently quoted in the press. At Markit Trading Analytics, he oversees products which help customers to measure best execution, navigate SEC rules 605 and 606 compliance, and Research Signals, which calculates several hundred global equity factors. Prior to joining Markit, Mr.
  • Chris Williamson

    Chief Business Economist, Markit Economics
    Henley on Thames, UK
    Mr. Chris Williamson is Chief Business Economist and a Director at IHS Markit. 

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