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John B. Chambers, CFA
Deputy Group Head
Standard & Poor's
John Chambers is a managing director at Standard & Poor’s, Credit Market Services division. Since 1997, he has been deputy head of Standard & Poor’s Sovereign Ratings Group. The group is responsible for the firm’s ratings on 98 central governments, a score of multilateral and sub regional development banks, and over two dozen national development banks, import-export banks, and other public policy financial institutions.
John is the chairman of the group’s sovereign rating committee. This committee, which consists of senior sovereign analysts, sets and changes ratings for government and financial institutions. In addition, John oversees the group’s analytical work on structured finance, supranational institutions, sovereign rating and outlook stability and on global financial system stress. He has led Standard & Poor’s ratings teams frequently in Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Before joining the Sovereign Ratings Group, from 1993 to 1997, John led Standard & Poor’s efforts in expanding its ratings among Latin American financial institutions. He wrote frequently on the subject of the contingent liabilities posed by financial systems to the sovereign.
Before joining Standard & Poor’s, John worked for Banque Indosuez from 1986 to 1993. He was posted to Paris from 1989 to 1992, where he was a sous directeur and assistant comptroller. He returned to New York as a first vice president for Banque Indosuez, in charge of its departments for credit financial institutions, and private placements.
Before Banque Indosuez, John worked in the international department of European American Bank, rising to the rank of vice president from management trainee.
John is a chartered financial analyst. He has his masters of arts from Columbia University in English literature and his bachelor of arts from Grinnell College in English literature and philosophy.