Eurasia Group | Risa Grais-Targow


Director, Latin America


Latin America, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Venezuela

Risa Grais-Targow leads Eurasia Group's coverage of Venezuela, Ecuador, Central America, and the Caribbean. In this capacity, she helps clients to understand riskier markets that are often characterized by opaque institutions and volatile politics. She worked closely with clients to help them navigate the post-Chavez era in Venezuela, including the government's commitment to servicing its debt. She is currently focused on Ecuador's political crisis, including the prospect of social unrest, economic policy reversal, and early elections. Her sectoral expertise includes oil, gas, electricity, and mining.

Risa, who holds a master's degree in international economics and Latin American studies from Johns Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies, previously covered Latin America for the US Department of Treasury, Alcoa Inc., the Albright Stonebridge Group, the Institute of International Finance, and Dow Jones Newswires. She earned her bachelor's degree in political science and Latin American studies from Bard College. A native Californian who is fluent in Spanish, Risa spends her free time trying to keep up with her two boys.