NEW YORK, 18 March – Maziar Minovi joins Eurasia Group as Managing Director from Goldman Sachs, where he was Managing Director and a senior member of the Investment Strategy Group in Private Wealth Management. A member of Eurasia Group's firm-wide leadership team, he will lead the firm's efforts to optimize strategy on research product development. Prior to joining Eurasia Group, Maziar had 25 years of experience investing in international and emerging markets. At Goldman Sachs, he focused on identifying investment opportunities in emerging markets, including debt, equities, and currencies, as well as geopolitical and global policy issues with market impact. (Full bio
Robert D. Kaplan, most recently senior advisor at Eurasia Group and a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, is taking on a new role as Managing Director. In this role, he advises investors and executive leadership at Eurasia Group clients on political risks in the 100 countries he has traveled to or worked in. Robert is a bestselling author of 18 books on foreign affairs and travel and a prolific essayist. For three decades he reported on foreign affairs for The Atlantic. Foreign Policy magazine twice named him one of the world's “Top 100 Global Thinkers.” (Full bio
“In this highly volatile global environment, where risks are not contained by national borders, there is a pressing need for sharp macro geopolitical analysis,” said Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group. “Maziar and Robert bring extraordinary analytical expertise to create what is now the top macro research team in the field.”
These new hires add to Eurasia Group's stable of global macro talent, including firm Chairman Cliff Kupchan
, President Ian Bremmer
, egX Chief Strategy Officer Alexander Kazan
, Head of Research Strategy and Operations Meredith Sumpter
, Director Willis Sparks
, and a team of research analysts and associates who are focused on understanding the risks, opportunities, and trends created by current geopolitical conflicts and political developments around the world. Click here
for more on Eurasia Group's Global Macro research team.
Eurasia Group is the world's leading global political risk research and consulting firm. By providing information and insight on how political developments move markets, we help clients anticipate and respond to instability and opportunities everywhere they invest or do business. Our expertise includes developed and developing countries in every region of the world, specific economic sectors, and the business and investment playing fields of the future. With our best-in-class advisory and consulting offerings, the next-generation applied geopolitics platform egX, and GZERO Media, the Eurasia Group umbrella provides the marketplace with a complete political risk solution. Headquartered in New York, we have offices in Washington DC, London, San Francisco, Brasilia, Sao Paulo, Singapore, and Tokyo, as well as on-the-ground experts and resources in more than a hundred countries. "Politics first” grounds our work: Politics is the lens through which we view the world, and we are committed to analysis that is free of political bias and the influence of private interests.