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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.

Email: smodi@ideaglobal.com

Mike Gallagher, Senior Partner, Managing Director (London), Director of Research 
Mike has spent 20 years working on high level European policy and market issues. He has worked through the years with many central banks and governments, providing guidance on policy and financial market movements. He has also articulated this intelligence and IDEAglobal’s cutting edge views to senior figures in the hedge fund and banking communities

Email: mgallagher@ideaglobal.com

Josh Stiles, Partner, US Fixed Income Product Manager
Josh has more than 20 years experience (he has been part of the US bond market both in the Volcker and Greenspan era) as a trader/arbitrageur in the government and agency bond markets. As a research analyst he provides the optimal balance that we strive for in our Fed policy and US interest rates calls. Josh provides analyses on the Fed’s intentions and the administration’s fiscal directives, further translating these into trading strategies.

Email: jstiles@ideaglobal.com

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.

Email: jkarasin@ideaglobal.com
 

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