London-based frontier market investment bank Exotix Capital has appointed Christopher Dielmann as senior economist for its Research, Analytics & Data unit (RAD), a position to be made effective immediately.
Dielmann (pictured) will be primarily responsible for markets in Africa -including Egypt, Kenya and Nigeria- and for South West Asia, which includes Bangladesh, Pakistan and Vietnam. He will be working closely with Paul Domjan (head of Research, Analytics & Data) and Stuart Culverhouse (head of Macro and Fixed Income Research).
Paul Domjan has been runing Exotix’s RAD unit since he joined the firm last June. Prior to that, he had founded Country Insights, later acquired by Roubini Global Economics.
Dielmann joins Exotix from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) where he worked as research analyst in the IMF’s Strategy, Policy & Review Department, focusing on analysis and policy implementation with regard to debt sustainability, restructuring and lending as part of the Debt Policy Division. Prior to his tenure at the IMF, he worked at Freddie Mac, Deloitte, and the World Bank.
Stuart Culverhouse, head of Macro and Fixed Income Research at Exotix, said: “Dielmann’s appointment will complement our expanded research capability across the emerging and frontier markets through his deep understanding of IMF lending policy, debt sustainability analysis, and financial modelling.”
Dielmann’s appointment follows a chain of senior appointments across the company and increased presence in London, Dubai and New York. Recent appointments include Rafael Elias, who returned to Exotix as corporate credit analyst for LatAm (former head of EM research and strategy for Fixed Income at Cantor Fitzgerald) and Rex Nowell, who joined Exotix NY office as managing director for New client development.
This is the second senior hire Exotix has announced this week, following Matthew Pearson’s appointment as global head of Equities.