Assessing Sovereign Credit Risk in an Era of Trade Tensions – July 10

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  • July 10, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) invites you to a Trade Talk  on sovereign credit risk. The last few months have been a hot bed of activity on the international trade arena what with the United States imposing a slew of tariffs and its trading partners, from Europe to Asia threatening trade retaliation in response. Ever wonder if trade tensions, trade uncertainty and mounting retaliation affect a country’s credit rating and in-bound investments?

Join Atsi Sheth, a Managing Director in the Sovereign Risk Group at Moody’s Investors Service, for a discussion on sovereign creditworthiness. Atsi will explain how Moody’s assesses sovereign credit risk, providing views on how trade is factored into the analysis and what growing trade tensions could mean for sovereign credit strength. She will also address other major drivers of sovereign creditworthiness.



Atsi Sheth
Managing Director, Moody’s Investor Service

Atsi Sheth is a Managing Director in Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group. She is responsible for the teams covering the Americas, Asia Pacific and Middle East. Before rejoining Moody’s in 2011, she was Chief Economist at Reliance Capital, a leading diversified financial services firm in Mumbai. During Atsi’s previous tenure at Moody’s from 1997 to 2007, she worked in the Credit Policy and Sovereign Risk groups, covering countries in Asia, Africa and Europe.

She taught International Political Economy and Emerging Markets at Columbia University in New York, and has been associated, as a board member and consultant, with non-profit agencies in micro-finance and housing. Atsi has a PhD from Northwestern University and a B.A. from Bombay University.


moderated by

Lisa Schroeter
President, WIIT






Lunch will be provided Preregistration recommended due to limited space of # 20



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