Vicente Pons, Phd.
Vicente has focused on African financial markets since 2004. After completing his PhD in Finance at Yale, Vicente joined Citigroup, where he set up the Africa local currency and credit derivatives desk. He grew the Desk’s portfolio to being the largest Africa local currency book on the Street with assets of c. USD 4.5 billion. Vicente also worked at Renaissance Capital in 2007 as head of fixed income trading for Africa, Exotix Limited as head of origination and structuring in 2008 and as head of Ecobank’s Currency & African Asset Distribution (CAAD) desk from 2011-2014. In March 2014, Vicente left Ecobank to set up Frontera Capital.
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