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Shandi J. Modi - Founder
Shandi Modi has more than 18 years experience in the financial markets, as advisor to governments, policy makers, hedge funds and proprietary traders. He founded IDEAglobal as well as IDEAcarbon. Mr Modi was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the London School of Economics in recognition of his services to the financial industry.


Josef Karasin, Head of Emerging Markets Research 
Josef has had extensive experience in economic research and strategy stretching over some two decades in the financial markets, in both investment management and on the sell-side. He also has policy experience gained at the Bank of England. Most recently, he was responsible for generating alpha in the EM universe for a major institutional investor.


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