Sixth Annual Sovereign Debt Restructuring Conference: Risks in a High-Interest Rate and Strong US Dollar Environment – Session I

VIDEO March 5, 2023

Speaker / Author

Mark Flanagan

Deputy Director of the Strategy, Policy, and Review Department, International Monetary Fund

Mr. Flanagan is Deputy Director of the IMF’s Strategy, Policy, and Review Department, where his duties include overseeing debt policy work, with a particular focus on emerging markets. He joined the IMF in 1998, and his work on debt has included overseeing the most recent reviews of the Fund’s Debt Limit Policy and Low Income Country and Market Access Country DSA frameworks, and the Fund’s work on debt transparency. Over the last 15 years, he has also led IMF country work on Iceland, Greece, and the UK. ... Read More

Elena Duggar

Managing Director - Chief Credit Officer Americas, and Chair of Macroeconomic Board, Moody’s Investors Service

Elena Duggar is Moody’s Chief Credit Officer for the Americas, and a Managing Director in the Credit Strategy & Research team. Elena is also the Chair of Moody’s Macroeconomic Board, which sets the global macroeconomic forecasts underpinning Moody’s universe of ratings. In her role leading the North and Latin America Credit Strategy & Research teams, the Global Macroeconomic Research team and the Proprietary Data Analytics team, Elena is responsible for forming house views on emerging risks, driving cross-functional alignment on key credit factors, coordinating rating approach across sectors in the Americas, and maintaining rigor in analytic frameworks. Elena leads major cross-sector outreach ... Read More

Yan Liu

Deputy General Counsel in the Legal Department, International Monetary Fund

Ms. Yan Liu is Deputy General Counsel in the Legal Department of the International Monetary Fund. Ms. Liu has advised on all aspects of the IMF’s policies and operations, including the design and implementation of its financial assistance programs, the surveillance over member countries’ economies and the technical assistance to its members. She currently oversees the IMF’s work to help member countries strengthen their legal frameworks in the areas of central banking and financial sector - including in response to the opportunities and challenges posed by technological changes - corporate and household insolvency, debt enforcement, public debt management, and fiscal ... Read More