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Ed Parker

Managing Director, Head of Sovereign Research
Fitch Ratings
Ed Parker is a managing director and the global head of research for Sovereigns and Supranationals at Fitch Ratings, based in London. As part of that role, he also leads on climate risk and Environmental, Social and Governance issues, and is theSovereign team Enhanced Analytics Group Head. From 2011-21, Ed was the head of the Europe, Middle East and Africa team in the Sovereign Group at Fitch Ratings. Prior to 2011, Ed headed the Emerging Europe sovereign team. He has been the lead analyst on many countries including the US, France, Russia, Turkey, South Africa, Poland and Ukraine. Ed joined Fitch in 2000 from the UK Treasury, where he worked for nine years on a wide range of UK and international economic policy issues. For several years, he was the Treasury’s economic adviser on Russia and other CIS countries. Earlier posts included analysis and forecasting of the UK’s balance of payments and inflation, and advising on interest rates. Edward has bachelor and master of science degrees in economics from the University of Southampton, UK.