Rafael Molina

Rafael Molina

Rafael Molina is a partner with Newstate Partners providing specialised debt management services to sovereign governments and central banks, particularly during times of economic distress. He has over a decade of experience assisting sovereign clients define and implement comprehensive liability management strategies aimed at optimising debt service profiles.

Before joining Newstate, Rafael spent fours years with Houlihan Lokey and five years with UBS Investment Bank advising sovereign governments and central banks on an array of financial and debt management issues. A selected list of his clients include the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, the Government of Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, the Republic of Indonesia, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Republic of Liberia, the Government of Peru, and the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis among others.

Prior to beginning his work in the area of sovereign advisory, Rafael spent eight years with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where he performed several finance related functions. Rafael left as a senior trader-analyst in the foreign exchange department of the Markets Group, where he was responsible for implementing U.S. monetary policy directives and managing the U.S. monetary authorities' yen currency reserve portfolio.

Rafael received his undergraduate degree from Vassar College and his MBA from Columbia University. He is a native Spanish speaker and is fluent in Portuguese.

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