Real Return XI: The Inflation-Linked Products Conference

Karthik Sankaran

Director, Global Strategy

Eurasia Group


Karthik Sankaran leads Eurasia Group's analysis of global financial themes and assists Eurasia Group's research platform in identifying and evaluating interactions among national politics, geopolitics, and global asset markets. Karthik has 16 years of experience in financial markets on both the buy and sell sides. He was previously a portfolio manager at Covepoint Capital Advisors, a global macro hedge fund, as well as a currency strategist at AIG Trading Group and Bank Julius Baer. Before entering the markets, he was managing editor of Emerging Markets, a publication distributed at the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank and the major regional development banks. Karthik holds bachelors, masters, and master of philosophy degrees in modern European history from Columbia University with a thematic interest in the political economy of modernisation. To varying degrees, he is fluent in Hindi, Italian, French, and German.


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