Managing Director and Head of Asia and Americas Sovereigns
Shelly Shetty is a Managing Director and the head of Asia and Americas Sovereigns at Fitch Ratings, based in New York. She has over 25 years of experience in assessing sovereign risk.
She is responsible for overseeing ratings and leading the research initiative on sovereigns in the Americas and Asia. Previously, she has been the primary analyst for high-profile
emerging markets like Brazil, India and Mexico, and has been involved in sovereign debt restructurings in emerging markets, especially in Latin America. She is the chief spokesperson for the group on Latin American sovereign ratings. She is also a member of rating committees for sovereigns throughout the world, particularly emerging markets.
Prior to joining Fitch in 2000, Shelly was an assistant vice president for the sovereign group at Duff & Phelps Credit Rating Co. (DCR), where she covered countries in Central Europe, Africa, and Asia. Shelly earned a B.A. and an M.A. in economics from Delhi University and an M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University.