Eliot R. Kalter

Dr. Eliot R. Kalter brings forty years of experience in the study and practice of global capital markets, with a focus on emerging market countries.


Eliot Kalter established and is President of E M Strategies, LLC The firm focuses on:


·        Assessment of risk and identification of opportunities in EM countries

·        Facilitate EM institutional and enterprise investments abroad

·        Analyze new financing and restructuring requirements under International Monetary Fund financial programs

·        Facilitate EM country relations with international financial organizations


Dr. Kalter holds the position of Senior Fellow, The Fletcher School at Tufts University. His focus is on:

  • EM local capital market
  • Sovereign wealth fund public policy issues

Dr. Kalter also is a Licensed Investment Banker; Series 79 and 63*

*(Series 79 and 63 securities licenses)
Securities plac
ed through:
Kalorama Capital
Member: FINRA and SIPC

Kalorama Capital   1718 22nd St. NW,  Washington, DC   20008


Dr. Kalter retired from the International Monetary Fund in June 2007 as Assistant Director of the Capital Markets Department; prior to that he was Assistant Director of the Western Hemisphere Department. He began his career in 1976 as an economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. His career at the International Monetary Fund started in 1979, with more recent responsibilities including heading up:  

·        Financial sector surveillance/advice: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, and South Africa 

·        IMF financial programs with Bolivia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, and Nicaragua

·        Represented IMF at the Paris Club for rescheduling official bilateral debt consistent with financing requirements under IMF financial programs

·        Public Debt Managers’ Forum, bringing together international institutional investors and public debt managers from all principal EM countries  


Education and Publications
: Ph.D. (1978) and M.A. (1976) in International Finance from the University of Pennsylvania; M.Sc. in International Monetary Economics from the London School of Economics (1973); and, B.A. from the University of Cincinnati (1972). Publications in the areas of: international and local capital markets, public debt management, corporate restructuring, international competitiveness, and financial crises.

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