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Ulysses D.

Risk/econ analysis, writer, translator, new media
   Mexico
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Fluent English, Spanish, Portuguese; 15 years’ experience in finance and journalism; skills: strategic advice, economic and financial research, risk mgmt, freelance writing, ghostwriting, translation and social media.
FINANCE EXPERTISE: foreign exchange, forex, fixed income, emerging/frontier markets, money markets, risk (sovereign, interest rate, currency, counterparty, credit, liquidity, political), monetary policy, derivatives, financial engineering, hedge funds, political economy, microfinance.
JOURNALISM EXPERTISE: recently ghostwrote two memoirs (one at 110,000 words, another at 90,000 words) and have written, edited and managed a corporate blog in English and Spanish, including ghostwriting 800-1,200 word opinion articles for client to publish on his blog and in the Huffington Post. Previous freelance writer for IPS News at the United Nations, the New York Daily News and the East Hampton Star.
Service Description
Education
New York University
M.A., Journalism and Latin American Studies
2003 - 2005
University of Vermont
B.S., Engineering Management
1991 - 1996
Employment
Amsterdam & Peroff
Independent Consultant
2009 - 2012
• Designed a currency transfer contingency plan to mitigate expropriation and regulatory risks and inform the legal defense strategy of a client facing state-backed persecution in Venezuela; the client was an ex-president of Bolivar-Banpro Financial Group whom the Chávez government incarcerated in Caracas without trial for 34 months on charges of circumventing capital controls for buying U.S. dollars; the client was ultimately released on bail and successfully granted political asylum in the United States. • Researched and presented intelligence briefings on Brazilian corporations and the global hedge fund industry to guide business development for Amsterdam & Peroff law firm; wrote and edited Amsterdam & Peroff’s corporate blog in English and Spanish. • Ghostwrote a 90,000-word memoir for a hedge fund professional in New York; ghostwrote a 110,000-word memoir for a former mayor of Abuja, Nigeria.
Distributed Capital Group
Director of Research
2006 - 2009
• Directed intelligence gathering efforts to inform the design of a proprietary pricing model supporting illiquid and exotic FX swaps for Emerging and Frontier markets in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. • Selected and ranked by priority target countries most in need of DCG’s currency hedging products based on correlating foreign exchange rate trends with cross-border capital flows and expressing historical FX rate data in terms of discreet and quantifiable fat-tail risks. • Prospected for new clients and investors at conferences in the U.S., Latin America and Africa; brought prospects to DCG sales staff; managed external relations with counterparties, media and public-private partnerships. • Established internal research protocols and analyzed macro economy, sovereign risks and currency risks in various developing countries to guide corporate marketing efforts. • Investigated and defined data mining requirements for product launch strategies and revenue model designs using local currency yield curve data, monetary policy, capital controls standards and parallel FX market considerations as inputs. • Designed a proprietary web-based collaborative research platform for cataloguing industry news, key players and competitors to inform company operations and strategy.
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
Financial Journalism Fellow and Ford Foundation gr
2005 - 2006
• Researched and wrote news articles on migrant currency transfers and microfinance, including a five-part series on street-level FX markets in Latin America; interviewed multilateral development agencies, central banks, companies and communities on the dynamics of the remittances marketplace; taught a capital markets and development finance lecture.
Various
Freelance Journalist / Media Consultant
2004 - 2005
• United Nations: Reported for the Inter-Press Service News Agency about banking and finance, sovereign debt, world economy and trade, sustainable development and culture. • Dominican Republic: Designed and produced a media campaign for the Presidential Commission on the Millennium Development Goals for the September 2005 United Nations Millennium Summit. • New York Daily News and East Hampton Star: Reported and wrote about local business, crime, immigration, culture and public policy.
Wall Street Systems, Inc.
Technical Account Manager/ Business Analyst
2002 - 2003
• Supported Commerzbank’s New York trading floor for on-site electronic trading, revaluation and settlement of FX spot, forward, swaps, options and futures contracts. • Trained Commerzbank traders and risk managers to use proprietary electronic trading software for streamlining P&L calculations, risk and revaluation analytics and position monitoring. • Tested and implemented system-wide software upgrades on client site.
Wall Street Systems, Inc.
Technical Account Manager/ Business Analyst
1996 - 2000
• CSFB Emerging Markets: Designed and implemented a software-based risk analysis suite for traders and risk managers in 11 countries on four continents. • CSFB Singapore & Tokyo: Led all on-site technical support and end-user training for electronic trading, portfolio and P&L revaluation, yield curve construction and settlement for Asian FX OTC options, swaps, futures and fixed income and money market derivatives. • CSFB Moscow: Installed, tested and implemented software for electronic trading, revaluation and risk analysis of sovereign debt, fixed income derivatives and Non-Deliverable FX (NDF) contracts. • Implemented new software products into trading floor interface as per CSFB EM specifications. • Trained traders and risk managers on using new software; wrote technical and user documents for NDF module. • Qualified and managed CSFB specifications for software enhancements and bug fixes. • Developed scripts for regression testing of FX cash and OTC options e-trading software module.
Payment Terms
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