His Life

Peter's professional life

Peter was a Senior Vice President, Sovereign Research Analyst on Lazard Asset Management’s Emerging Markets Debt team covering global EM sovereign credits. Prior to joining Lazard, he was responsible for Enterprise Risk Management at ING Bank. While at ING, Peter also held roles at ING Investment Management in the Latin America Investment Office. He also served as an Advisor for the Central Bank of Chile, where he developed an Early Warning System (EWS) model of countries at risk of a sovereign downgrade in their international investment portfolio. Peter was Chair of the Membership Committee of the CFA Society New York (CFANY), the largest CFA Institute society worldwide with more than 11,000 investment professional members. During his tenure as Chairman of the CFANY Membership Committee, he was responsible for vetting over 4,000 new member applications, which propelled CFANY to become the largest CFA Society worldwide. He received the CFA Society New York “Volunteer of the Year Award” in 2017 and also plays a leading volunteer role in CFANY’s Asset Owners Series, which has hosted C-Level investment executives from asset owner organizations that collectively have over $35 trillion in assets under management or advisory. Peter also serves on the Executive Committee of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) Alumni Association, where he Co-Chairs the Careers and Mentoring Committee. He is a graduate of Columbia University’s Program in Economic Policy Management (PEPM), a specialized degree in economic policy making for emerging markets. Peter also has an MBA from the University of Western Ontario – Richard Ivey School of Business and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University in Canada.

Peter at Ivey

Peter attended the Ivey Business School at what was then known as the University of Western Ontario from 2001-03. He was part of Section 2 as a first year student.