Mark Dow has nearly 20 years of experience as a policy maker, investor, and trader, much of which focused on emerging markets. He has been a senior portfolio manager at Pharo Management LLC, a global macro hedge fund specializing in currencies and global fixed income, a portfolio manager at MFS Investment Management, where he managed a variety of fixed-income funds, and a senior sovereign analyst at Putnam Investments.
Dow began his career in Washington, where he worked as an economist at the International Monetary Fund and at the US Department of the Treasury. He specialized in debt sustainability analyses and was involved in many of the sovereign debt restructurings of the 1990s. He did his graduate work at the Fletcher School (ABD Ph.D.) and got his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley (B.A.). He speaks five languages and splits his time between New York and Laguna Beach.