Brenda is an economist and head of Research Insights for Asia Pacific. She leads a team of modelers and data scientists that design and implement quantitative risk management solutions for ESG and climate change, Asset Liability Management (ALM), corporate credit risk and integrated risk. Brenda is also actively involved in providing research insights to support our customers, developing content for thought leadership in the region and promoting our solutions in conferences globally.
Throughout her time at Moody's, she participated in initiatives that involved developing award winning risk models using state-of-the-art traditional and advanced machine learning methodologies. In addition, Brenda led numerous consultancy projects with banks, fintech, regulators and investment firms worldwide, focusing on stress testing and model design.
Before joining Moody's Analytics in 2015, Brenda worked for SITA in Prague as a Treasury analyst responsible for the cash flow, currency risk management and bank relationship. In addition, she worked as a Senior Transfer Pricing consultant for EY in Mexico. Furthermore, she worked in the Mexican Ministry of Finance focusing on the liability management of the public debt in local and international markets.
Brenda holds a BA in Economics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, and MA degree in Economics and Finance with honors from Charles University in Prague. Currently she is pursuing a PhD in Accounting and Financial Management at University of Reading in the U.K.