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Alyssa leads a team of economists responsible for the banking sector risk ratings, analysis, and forecasts of the world's most intriguing and hard-to-monitor emerging market financial sectors. Her particular focus is on banking sector risk in the Middle East and Africa region, as well as Turkey. She has over 10 years' experience analyzing financial sector risks in emerging markets and assessing counterparty credit risks. Alyssa originally joined IHS Markit (now a part of S&P Global) through Global Insight, where she worked as a macroeconomist in the Middle East and North Africa team, with responsibility for the economic forecasts and sovereign risk ratings of several regional economies. Prior to joining the firm, Alyssa worked for the US Department of Defense in Washington, DC and Manulife Financial in Boston, Massachusetts. She studied Economics for a year abroad at University College London.
Alyssa graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and International Affairs from Northeastern University.