Eduardo Levy-Yeyati appointed Managing Director and Chief Economic Advisor
New York, NY – ACGM announced today the appointment of Eduardo Levy-Yeyati, as Managing Director and the firm’s Chief Economic Advisor. Mr. Levy-Yeyati’s hire reflects ACGM’s continued commitment to deliver thought leadership and depth of insight to its institutional clients around the world.
Mr. Levy-Yeyati is a leading authority on emerging markets, particularly within the field of emerging markets banking and finance. He is Founder and Director at Elypsis S.R.L., Argentina´s top macro-finance research firm and previously served as the Head of Emerging Markets Strategy and Head of Latin American Research at Barclays Capital.
In addition to his financial industry experience, Mr. Levy-Yeyati has held numerous high profile policy and academic positions, including a term as Chief Economist at the Central Bank of Argentina and most recently as a Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution.
Over the course of his academic and professional careers, which have spanned over 20 years, Mr. Levy-Yeyati has advised numerous governments, central banks, corporations, and NGOs on economics and strategy. He has held positions at the World Bank, CIPPEC (Center for Public Policy Implementation), the Inter-American Development Bank, the IMF, and the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. For over 20 years Mr. Levy-Yeyati has been Professor of Economics and Finance at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and is currently also a Professor at Universidad de Buenos Aires and Harvard´s Kennedy School of Government.
Mr. Levy-Yeyati’s prolific academic research and writing is ranked first among Argentine economists according to the online academic database RePEc, and has been widely published in academic journals and newspapers. He has held numerous distinguished positions within his field.
Upon announcing the appointment, ACGM’s President and CEO, Carlos Abadi commented that Mr. Levy-Yeyati will further enhance ACGM’s thought leadership and its ability to deliver valuable market intelligence to clients.
“We are delighted to welcome Eduardo to the firm. His economic insights will be highly valuable to our institutional clients who will have direct access to his impressive insights and expertise. As a firm we are committed to developing and maintaining an intellectual edge in our focus markets.”
By focusing on a core set of strengths (financial institutions, emerging markets, fixed income, and special situations), ACGM has built an elite force Fluent in Finance® which serves as a powerful advocate for clients, focused on protecting their financial interests and delivering practical, value-added financial solutions. As part of ACGM’s differentiated global boutique model, the firm’s most senior experienced professionals work directly on engagements, interacting with clients on a daily basis, building deep long-term relationships free from conflicts of interest.
Mr Levy-Yeyati holds a PhD and M.A. in Economics from University of Pennsylvania, and earned his B. Sc. in Civil Engineering from Universidad de Buenos Aires.
About Abadi & Co.
Founded in 1991, Abadi & Co. is an investment banking boutique which specializes in three core areas: emerging markets, financial institutions and restructuring & special situations. By focusing on these three areas of expertise, Abadi & Co. has built a team of independent specialists–Fluent in Finance®–who serve as powerful advocates for clients, focused on protecting their financial interests and delivering practical, high-value financial solutions. The Abadi & Co. team prides itself on its ability to guide clients through difficult and groundbreaking transactions, even in situations where the structuring complexities and challenges would have thwarted others.
Abadi & Co.’s experienced team works on a range of transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, debt & equity capital markets issues and recapitalizations. It caters to a global client base which includes companies, governments and financial institutions, across North America, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. The firm’s specialization approach means that it only takes on engagements if they fall within one or more of its core areas of expertise, allowing it to assign a strong team to every engagement, providing clients with the attention and intellectual capital they deserve. The firm’s clients appreciate having direct access to a senior banker 24/7; they value the discretion of Abadi & Co.'s smaller team and are relieved of the conflict of interest concerns inherent in working with larger investment banks, which often look to cross-sell other products and services. In order to prevent conflicts of interest, and to ensure the independence of the firm's advice, Abadi & Co. does not conduct trading or manage investments.
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