Eliot Kalter brings almost thirty years of experience in the study and practice of global capital markets, including a hands-on relationship with the emerging market public and private sectors. He established and is President of E M Strategies, Inc. since July 2007. The firm advises on investment opportunities and available financing in EM (emerging market) countries, and asset allocation by EM institutional investors in diverse asset classes based on best practices.
At CEME, Mr. Kalter is a senior fellow and heads the Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative (SWFI) which, offered in partnership with State Street Corporation and K&L Gates, LLP, aims to gather the resources of its three institutional partners to address within a neutral framework the particular needs of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) and other institutional long-term investors. Issues of focus include governance, international policy and regulatory regimes, strategic asset allocation, socio-political risk, and mandate development.
Mr. Kalter retired from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in June 2007 as Assistant Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department. Responsibilities included advising EM countries globally on macroeconomic and financial stabilization policies, public debt and asset/liability management, local capital market development, and debt restructuring.
Mr. Kalter holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in International Finance from the University of Pennsylvania; an M.Sc. in International Monetary Economics from the London School of Economics; and a B.A. from the University of Cincinnati.