Rebecca is Head of Sovereign Credit and Strategy. Her leadership function is the coordination and oversight of developed markets and emerging markets sovereign research. Her specific country responsibilities include Western Europe ex the UK, MENA, and macro strategy of oil markets. Before joining Standish, she was an economist and emerging market strategist at Manulife Asset Management in Boston. Previous to her work in the private sector, Rebecca was a tenure-track professor at California State University, where she published two academic papers in the area of global macroeconomics and international finance. Rebecca holds a Ph.D. and Masters in economics from the University of Colorado and a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Colorado. She is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society and holds the CFA® designation.