Alexander Kazan is Eurasia Group's lead emerging markets strategist and also directs the firm's comparative research, including quantitative approaches to political risk. Alex led the development of Eurasia Group's Political Risk Country Portfolio, a systematic comparative framework for analyzing the market pricing of political risk across emerging markets. He also directs the firm's collaboration with Nikko Asset Management to develop investment products formally incorporating political risk in portfolio construction and risk management.
Before joining Eurasia Group, Alex worked as a market strategist at Goldman Sachs, Daiwa Asset Management, and Bear Stearns. Earlier in his career, he worked at the G7 Group, an economic and policy research consultancy, and the Inter-American Development Bank. He holds degrees from the University of California, Davis, and Georgetown University. Alex was born in San Francisco and now lives in New York. While Alex once travelled widely, he now spends his downtime playing with his two sons, attempting to build furniture, and making bathtub gin.
Managing Director, Global Strategy and Analytics