Mike McDonnell, International Risk Assessment Consultant

Mike McDonnell has over 25 years experience in Global Risk Management. Prior to forming MMD Global Advisory, he held Executive positions at leading investment institutions:

  • Head of Credit Risk Analysis, Group Risk, Allianz SE
  • Advisor, Group Public Policy and Economic Research, Allianz SE
  • Principal and Investment Risk Manager, Barclays Global Investors (BGI)/Blackrock
  • Founder and Research Director, Berkeley Global Advisory
  • Director and Co-Head, Country Risk, Merrill Lynch

About Michael “Mike” McDonnell

Mike McDonnell is Managing Director of MMD Global Advisory located in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a global risk analyst with comprehensive experience in country risk analysis, credit and market risk management and applied investment research. Mike uses his global experience to identify risk and value discrimination opportunities in the business and international capital markets.

As principal of MMD Global Advisory, he has:

  • Developed proprietary sovereign default risk modeling, analysis and review of 200+ country survey.
  • Implemented effective noise-to-signal Early Warning System (EWS) modeling approach covering ten large emerging market economies.
  • Country risk analysis and management training developed and implemented for different institutional clients such as German State Bank, Multi-lateral Investment Agency, and Sovereign Wealth Fund.
  • Effective outreach and communication - panel discussant at International Monetary Fund internal workshop, professional association speaker, university lecturer, co-developer and co-moderator for the convened semi-annual Munich Country Risk forum sessions.

Academic Background

Mike holds a Masters Degree in Applied Statistics from Columbia University and a Masters Degree in International Relations from the University of Chicago.

He also received course certifications from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Debt Sustainability Analysis and Macroeconomic Diagnostics, and the Financial Risk Manager certification (FRM) from the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)