Medley Global Advisors Expands in Energy and Emerging Markets

    NEW YORK, Nov. 21 /CNW/ -- Medley Global Advisors, LLC (MGA), the leading
independent provider of policy intelligence to hedge funds, asset managers,
investment banks, and governments, announced today that it has hired Bhushan
Bahree and Bill Farren-Price for it's Energy Group and Luisa Palacios for its
Emerging Markets Group.
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    "Bhushan, Bill and Luisa will help deepen and expand energy and emerging
markets coverage for that rapidly growing client segment.  They each hold an
incredible wealth of incisive, market relevant knowledge of the policy,
industry and market drivers in their respective areas, all of which are
critical to our clients. Furthermore, they come with a network of
relationships that reflects our firm's position as a unique link between
policy makers and financial markets," said Sassan Ghahramani, MGA's Chief
Executive Officer.
    Bhushan Bahree comes to MGA from The Wall Street Journal, where he
covered the international oil and energy industry for 15 years. Educated in
India, he worked for Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal for 37 years,
reporting and writing about international monetary policy, world trade, and
energy from New York, Paris, Geneva, and London. At one time or another, Mr.
Bahree has covered institutions including the Swiss National Bank, the Bank
for International Settlements, the Bank of England, the General Agreement on
Tariffs and Trade, and the World Trade Organization.  He has also closely
tracked and written on OPEC and its member countries, the International Energy
Agency, and some of the largest international oil companies, including Royal
Dutch Shell, BP, Total and ENI. Mr. Bahree received the 2001 Award for
Excellence in Written Journalism from the International Association for Energy
Economics and was just granted a lifetime achievement award by King Abdullah
of Saudi Arabia at the Riyadh heads of state summit.
    Bill Farren-Price has been writing about Middle East energy, economics
and politics for 14 years. He joins MGA after several years as Deputy Editor
for the Middle East Economic Survey (MEES), during which time he advised
regional and international banks and international oil companies on oil
policy. Prior to that, Mr. Farren-Price was Senior Energy Correspondent and
Middle East Correspondent for Bridge News and also worked as a Middle East
Editor for French news agency AFP. Mr Farren-Price has made contributions on
energy and the Middle East for the International Herald Tribune, UPI, Forbes,
Oxford Analytica and other newspapers and journals including Petroleum
Economist. He has also presented conference papers in Austria, Greece, Iran
and the UK and has made regular appearances on television and radio in
Australia, Austria, France, Japan and the UK. A native Australian, Mr
Farren-Price graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
at the University of London.
    Luisa Palacios returns to MGA with almost 10-years of experience in
international financial institutions. Most recently, Ms. Palacios worked for
Barclay's Capital as Macro Strategist for the Andean Region, with share
coverage of Argentina. Prior to that, she was Senior Economist for the Japan
Bank of International Cooperation, where she focused on Latin America energy
and debt issues. Ms. Palacios has also worked for Societe Generale in both
Paris and New York, where she started out following Middle East/North Africa
and Turkey and later became economist for Latin America. Additionally, Ms.
Palacios has served as a consultant for the World Bank in the office of the
Chief Economist for Latin America. Ms. Palacios has a Masters in International
Affairs from Columbia University and holds a PhD from The John Hopkins School
of Advanced International Studies, where she concentrated on international
economics and Latin American energy policy. She has published numerous papers
on economic policy and debt issues in Latin America and on regional energy
policy issues, and is a frequent commentator on economic and political
developments in Latin America for the international media.
    About MGA
    MGA analyzes primary sourced and public input from policymakers and
applies it to industry and financial markets to help clients and policymakers
anticipate key macro and regulatory events that affect them.
    MGA provides services covering select G7/OECD fixed income and currency
markets, emerging markets, telecoms, utilities, and energy markets. It was
founded in 1997 and is headquartered in New York City, with offices in
Washington DC, London, and Tokyo.
    For more information on MGA, visit , or to contact
the firm, please e-mail or call Launa Myrie at 212
219 9096.

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