Thursday, June 8, 2023, New York, NY – Seaport Global announced that Ricardo Penfold has joined the firm as Managing Director, Sovereign Analyst with the firm’s Emerging Markets team.

The addition of Mr. Penfold strengthens Seaport Global’s international presence. Last year, Seaport Global merged with Liquidity Finance, the premier Emerging Markets specialist. Since 2008, Liquidity Finance’s team of highly skilled professionals has focused on brokering and trading of Emerging Market securities across CEE, LATAM, MENA and ASIA sovereign and corporate issuers. Together, Seaport Global and Liquidity now have offices not only in London, but also in Dubai–Liquidity Finance (DIFC) Limited, Hong Kong–Liquidity Finance (Hong Kong) Limited, and Singapore–Liquidity APAC PTE LTD.

Mr. Penfold has over three decades of professional experience. Most recently, Mr. Penfold was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs Asset Management in New York where he ran Macro Analysis and Portfolio Management, generating and managing investments for global Fixed Income currency portfolios. Previously, Mr. Penfold was a Vice President and Chief Economist at Santander Investment in Caracas, Venezuela where he ran Fixed Income and Equity Research. Mr. Penfold’s experience includes Advisor and Strategic Planning roles for the Venezuelan Ministry of Finance, Corporacion Andina de Fomento and Petroleos de Venezuela. He holds a B.S. degree from Boston University and a Master’s degree from University of Pennsylvania, where he also pursued PhD studies.

Faisal Mian, Seaport Global Partner and Global Head of Emerging Markets, said, “We are delighted to welcome Ricardo Penfold to Seaport Global. We are confident his decades of interaction with Emerging Markets sovereign issuers will bring an informational and analytical edge to our client base, especially with so many restructurings likely in the near term. Seaport will be in a strong position to help their clients make more informed investment decisions.”

Michael Meyer, Seaport Global Partner and Head of Global Sales and Trading noted, “Seaport Global is committed to providing clients with the highest caliber resources. While we adjust our tactics based on each market, what remains unchanged is our approach. Our seasoned professionals provide clients with bold, forward-thinking investment strategies and are relentless in pursuit of their objectives.” He continued, “The addition of Ricardo Penfold is indicative of our best-in-class approach; hire and retain the top talent in order to ensure continued growth.”

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Joan Nash
Corporate Affairs Director
Seaport Global Holdings LLC