Peter Attard Montalto

Peter Attard Montalto

Peter Attard Montalto

Executive Director, Head of Emerging Europe, Middle East and Africa Economics

Head of Emerging Europe, Middle East and Africa Economics, Executive Director, Nomura International. Studies in Economics, Cambridge University, UK (specialising in the connection between monetary policy institutions and markets). Current responsibilities include: Country coverage of Emerging Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa – economics, politics, policy, regulation, forecasting, scenario analysis and financial markets (external credit, currency and local currency bonds as well derivatives). Advising global corporates and institutional investors on FDI and portfolio investing. Relationship management for Nomura with senior policy makers and thought leadership in these countries. Formerly, with Lehman Brothers in the same role. Expertise: Economics and politics of Emerging Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa (particularly South Africa). European convergence, economic competitiveness and structural reform agendas, local markets development, sovereign debt issuance, international financial institutions, FDI and portfolio investing in Emerging Markets, labour relations. Sovereign, corporate and market risk analysis. Engagement in local and international debate through public speaking, strong media profile in international and local press (TV and print) as well as various think tanks, conferences and direct policy maker advocacy. Charity interests particularly around education and mentoring in Emerging Markets (especially in South Africa). Trustee of Breadline Africa.

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