Claudia Castro is a Director of Fixed Income Research for the Invesco Fixed Income team.
Ms. Castro joined Invesco when the firm combined with OppenheimerFunds in 2019. She joined OppenheimerFunds in 2004 and has covered emerging markets since 2000. Ms. Castro started her career in the global securities industry at Morgan Stanley, serving in the global economics group. She held academic and research positions at various institutions, including the Belgium University of Louvain, the Central Bank of Spain, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank. Over the course of her tenures as an economist, political scientist, and financial market practitioner, she has covered a range of advanced, emerging, and frontier markets, focusing on political risk, policymaking, and capital markets. Earlier in her training career, she worked on various economic projects in Brazil, Switzerland, and Italy, at Companhia Vale do Rio Doce, Esso Brasil SA, International Trade Centre Unctad/GATT, and Pirelli Coordinamento Pneumatici.
Ms. Castro earned a PhD from Columbia University in economics, and her main area of research was international finance. In addition to her PhD and master’s degrees in economics from Columbia University, she earned a master’s degree in political science from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA degree in economics from Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.