Samar Maziad is vice president and senior analyst at Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group in New York. She is the lead credit analyst for a portfolio of Latin American sovereigns, including Brazil and Colombia, among others. Prior to joining Moody’s, Maziad was a senior economist at the International Monetary Fund, where she covered a wide range of macroeconomic and financial stability issues in emerging markets. She has extensive expertise in macroeconomic and capital market analysis across different regions, including Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and has published on various topics, such as sovereign debt restructuring, emerging market currencies, and Sukuk markets. Maziad is ﬂuent in Arabic, English, French, and Spanish and holds a PhD in economics from the University of St. Andrews in the UK.