NEW YORK, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Roubini Global Economics (RGE) announced today the hiring of Donald Hanna as Managing Director, Asia. This marks a significant step forward for RGE's Asia research team, which will now be led by Hanna from the firm's newly established Singapore office.
"Don is an extremely talented individual whom I've had the pleasure of knowing since we were both earning our PhDs at Harvard University," said Chairman Nouriel Roubini. "I'm excited to welcome him to the RGE family and am certain that his talents will be a complement to the strength of our existing research team."
Hanna previously served as Managing Director of Fortress Investment Group, where he advised on global macro trends, with a particular focus on Asia. Before joining Fortress, Hanna worked for Citigroup Global Markets for nearly ten years, ending his tenure there as Acting Chief Economist. Prior to this, Hanna led Citi's Emerging Market and Asia research teams, among other duties. Earlier in his career, he covered Southeast Asia for Goldman Sachs and spent seven years as a macroeconomist with the World Bank, where he monitored developments in highly indebted countries across emerging markets.
"As part of our continued effort to improve the global reach and accessibility of our offering, we aim to establish a larger presence in Asia. Having Don join our team is both an honor and a major part of this initiative," said CEO Richard Green. "By bringing Don on board, we are bolstering the ranks of our fantastic team of economists with one of the leading minds on Asia/Pacific markets today. This sends a strong signal about our continued focus on the region, our commitment to our clients and our drive to be the world's pre-eminent macro research firm."
Hanna will lead the build-out of a full service RGE office based in Singapore that will cater to new and existing clients in the region, where demand is expected to be strong.
"When Nouriel presented me with this opportunity, I immediately recognized it as a natural fit," said Hanna. "Having been a user of RGE's research for a number of years, I'm looking forward to working with Nouriel, Christian Menegatti, Paul Domjan and the rest of RGE's talented research team. This is quite simply the only independent macro research firm I would consider joining."
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Founded in 2004 by economist Nouriel Roubini, RGE is an independent, global macroeconomic strategy research firm. RGE's research combines expert insights with systematic analysis to translate economic, market and policy signals into practical intelligence for a wide range of financial, corporate and policy professionals. This holistic approach uncovers opportunities and risks before they come to the attention of markets, helping clients arrive at better decisions in a timelier manner. RGE is headquartered in New York, with offices in London and Singapore.
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