Ashok Parameswaran

Ashok Parameswaran

Ashok has nearly 20 years of experience in emerging markets, both as an investor and as a policymaker. He currently works at AIG Investments where he is responsible for sovereign analysis for $9 billion in emerging market credit exposure. Previously, he worked for Invesco where he was responsible for a sub-portfolio of approximately $250 million focusing on high yield emerging markets sovereign debt, interest rates, and currencies. Ashok was part of an Invesco team that performed in the top 1/3 of the emerging market peers for four out of five years. Ashok has also worked at Fidelity Investments and at various hedge funds. Within the policy arena, Ashok is the founder of the Emerging Markets Investors Alliance, a new non-profit that empowers institutional investors to become advocates for good governance in emerging markets. Ashok has also worked at the US Treasury Department where he advised the Secretary of the Treasury and other senior US government officials on economic policy towards Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, the Middle East, and East Africa. At Treasury, he also oversaw IMF and World Bank lending to those countries. Earlier in his career, Ashok played a key role in starting the South Asia program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a leading international affairs think tank. At CSIS, he worked under CSIS Executive Vice President Douglas M. Johnston, former US Ambassador to India William J. Clark, and Congressman Stephen J. Solarz, former Chair of the Asian and Pacific Affairs Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Ashok serves on the Board of United Prosperity (www.unitedprosperity.org) and has served on the Junior Board of Seeds of Peace (www.seedsofpeace.org). Ashok received a BA from Duke University and an MPP from Harvard University. Paragraph