Gregory Makoff is a CIGI senior fellow with the Global Economy Program, effective February 2015. At CIGI, Gregory’s research focuses on issues in sovereign debt management, including the management of sovereign debt crises. From 1993 through 2014 Gregory was a professional at Salomon Brothers/Citigroup specializing in debt advisory, liability management and derivatives for sovereign borrowers, corporations and financial institutions. His sovereign advisory assignments have varied widely and have included helping the Republic of Colombia establish its debt management team in the mid-1990s, assisting the Republic of the Philippines in carrying out debt reprofiling transactions in both its local and international markets, and serving as adviser to the government of Jamaica in its 2010 and 2013 domestic debt restructurings. He has worked extensively in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, Europe, Eastern Europe and Africa, and recently worked for one year at the US Department of the Treasury as a senior policy advisor. Gregory holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Chicago and a B.Sc. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in both physics and political science.  Gregory is also a CFA® charterholder.

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