GlobalSource Partners, Inc. provides the highest quality macroeconomic and geopolitical research and analysis to emerging markets investors, corporations and multilaterals worldwide. The firm’s independent country analyst consultants are the brightest minds of the emerging markets world, including past finance ministers, central bank president, IMF and World Bank country representatives, all of whom provide clients with in-depth, in-country, independent perspectives on local economics and politics. GlobalSource Partners' analysts have decades of experience in governance and economic analysis and are deeply familiar with policymaking and planning in their respective countries. Yet all are independent of conflicting interests – and GlobalSource Partners itself is involved in no other business that could compromise its analysts’ independence of thought. We deliver the highest quality emerging markets macroeconomic and geo-political research, analysis, conferences and historical databases for over 23 countries. We provide our clients an independent, authoritative and local view.
Our Country Analysts are the best in their field. Each partner comes to us with decades of senior level experience at the center of their country’s fiscal, monetary and politics domain, including finance ministers and central bank presidents. They live and work in the country they cover, bringing unique experience and in-country perspective to address your emerging market research needs.
With their unrivaled knowledge, candor and insight, our Country Analysts help clients clearly assess the nuances of their country’s risks and opportunities. Working independently of government or corporate structures, our Partners have no conflicting interests that could compromise or constrain their voice or perspective. Learn more about our Country Analysts.
Meet Our Country Analysts
Ann Schroeder founded LatinSource in 1995 in response to the need for locally based economists to analyze the emerging markets in Latin America. She gathered a group of former policy makers, widely respected for their knowledge and integrity, who had participated in the restructuring and reforms that brought their countries to the markets. Their advice was sought after by investors eager for response to the fast-moving events and volatility of those markets. As demand grew for this expertise in emerging markets worldwide, Ms. Schroeder gathered partners of similar stature and experience in their countries and established GlobalSource in 2000. She later merged the two companies and capabilities to form GlobalSource Partners, Inc.
GlobalSource Partners continues to provide access to a unique group of the highest quality analysts providing insight on global emerging markets.
Our partners have been selected over the years for their high-level institutional experience, deep knowledge, broad perspective and the desire to communicate with honesty and sincerity. Our locally based partners continue to provide thoughtful, timely research and advice to help clients minimize risk and maximize opportunity. Our Country Analysts are based in a growing number of emerging markets worldwide including: Argentina, Brazil Economics, Brazil Politics, Central America, Chile, China, China Advisory, China Financial, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Gulf Countries, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica and The Bahamas, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Russia Economics, Russia Energy / Finance, Russia / FSU Politics, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay and Venezuela. As the emerging markets evolve, GlobalSource Partners continues to bring you the information you need to make the right move.
Our staff is conveniently located in New York and Washington D.C. to bring you the products you need to help navigate the emerging markets successfully. With diverse backgrounds in all areas of research and emerging markets, we are uniquely positioned to coordinate the activity of our locally-based partners to integrate the services that best fit your investment process and corporate needs. Our regularly issued reports constitute a fundamental country guide providing a detailed review of the major macroeconomic developments, with shorter timely posts issued in response to market-moving events. Learn more about our Staff.
Ann Schroeder is the founder of GlobalSource Partners, Inc. and serves as the company's Executive Chairperson. The firm, founded in 1994 as LatinSource, later merged into GlobalSource Partners to service growing client needs across emerging markets globally, and currently provides coverage on twenty-four developing countries. Ms. Schroeder has been involved in the financial services industry since 1984, initially working as a financial consultant with Shearson Lehman Brothers, and later with Institutional Analysts, a company providing management and publishing services for independent analysts. Ms. Schroeder received a B.A. from Trinity University, an M.B.A. from Fordham University, and a certificate in Political Psychology from George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs. She is a past member of the Women Presidents’ Organization and served on the Board of Directors of Pro Mujer, a microfinance entity providing loans, business training and healthcare support across Latin America.
Jim Feingold has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, holding senior posts at investment management, financial technology and industry research firms. Prior to joining GlobalSource Partners, Jim was Managing Director and Global Head of Sales & Relationship Management at PIRA Energy Group, an energy sector fundamental research firm now part of S&P Global. Jim has worked for firms such as Merrill Lynch, Laidlaw Capital Management and Reuters. In addition, while serving as Global Head of Sales and Marketing at Portware llc, a multi-asset class execution management platform firm, now part of FactSet Research Systems., he helped introduce many of the trading tools used today that help achieve better execution quality and thus driving better returns for Asset Managers and Hedge Funds globally. Jim holds a BA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison NJ.
Robert Berges oversees the company's business development efforts for the Americas. Earlier, he was chief Latin America investment strategist for Merrill Lynch, responsible for all regional equity strategy research, and for coordinating investment ideas for the Latin America research team. He previously served as Latin America Service director of the economic consulting firm WEFA Group (now Global Insight), and held other economic consulting and research posts. He began his career at the Central Bank of Dominican Republic. Mr. Berges received an undergraduate degree from the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Ureña in Dominican Republic, and a master’s in economics from the University of Delaware.
Sean Klinkowize is a seasoned sales executive with more than 20 years of experience. Prior to joining GlobalSource Partners, he was Vice President of Sales and Account Management for CFRA, a leading provider of independent research and commentary with offerings focused on equities, ETFs and mutual funds as well as sectors and industries. Sean has a demonstrated history of success working in the financial services industry as a sales professional skilled in Enterprise Accounts, Independent Research, Asset Management, Prime Brokerage, and Trading Systems. He’s worked for such firms as Bloomberg, covering asset managers and hedge funds, providing execution services in both New York and London and as Senior Director of Sales for PIRA Energy Group, an independent energy sector research firm now part of S&P Global, based in New York. He has built several sales teams as well as launching successful new products for the Institutional investor space. He earned his BS/BA from Boston University.
Catherine Agnelli works in the area of business and product development. Before joining GlobalSource Partners, she was a Director on the UBS Latin American Economics desk, covering macro and political events in the region on a daily basis. Prior to that, she was a Senior Vice President on the Dillon, Read Co., Inc. US Treasury Bond sales desk, where she created a niche serving emerging market central banks, especially those in Latin America. She holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Baruch College of the City University of New York and a B.A. in Russian Literature from Swarthmore College. She is active in the Venezuelan-American Association and speaks Spanish, Portuguese and Russian fluently.