Exotix Capital, a specialist Frontier and Emerging Markets investment bank has announced two senior hires to expand its Research division in the Americas.
Rafael Elias, formerly Head of Emerging Markets Research and Strategy for Fixed Income at Cantor Fitzgerald, returns to Exotix to continue his core focus on Latin America as Corporate Credit Analyst, based in New York. Elias, who last worked with Exotix in 2010, has covered Latin American companies for more than two decades in roles including emerging markets credit trading at Credit Agricole and Knight Libertas. He began his Wall Street career as a fixed-income and equities analyst focused on Latin America for Credit Suisse First Boston and has held positions at ING Barings, UBS Warburg and Deutsche Bank.
Rex Nowell, who has successfully directed independent research sales and account management teams in the Americas, Europe and Asia for the past 20 years, joins Exotix in New York as Managing Director for New Client Development. Nowell most recently worked with Dr. Nouriel Roubini at Roubini Global Economics, first managing the EMEA business out of London and more recently running the Americas from New York. Prior to that, Nowell worked for 13 years with Dr. Allen Sinai in building Decision Economics from start-up into a global macroeconomic consulting firm.
Paul Domjan, who was hired in June to run Exotix’s Research, Analytics & Data unit, previously founded Country Insights, which was acquired by Roubini Global Economics. Domjan subsequently led the successful integration of the subscription business of Roubini Global Economics and 4Cast Ltd. to form 4CAST-RGE, where he was CEO from May 2016, working closely with Nowell.