Mr. Latham has more than 30 years of experience in both finance & accounting. He has advised governments, financial institutions, and companies on their funding needs and balance-sheet management for both local & international capital markets. He published extensively on the benefits & risks of local and international capital markets – as well as on foreign exchange markets in the Asian region. He was the lead author for the book: Asian Exotics: A Guideline to the Currencies of Asia
(1996), and has been credited with more than 80 publications. Mr. Latham also has a CPA A-License issued by the California Board of Accountancy (CBA).
Mr. Latham started his career in the Division of International Finance at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC. Later on, Mr. Latham worked in the Policy Economics Group (PEG) at KPMG Peat Marwick dealing with issues in international transfer pricing & cross border transactions. After leaving Washington DC, Mr. Latham worked in “Sovereign Risk Group” that assigned “Sovereign Ratings” and other Public-sector Ratings at Moody’s Investor Services. Eventually, Mr. Latham moved on to head the effort for Asia Fixed Income Research (Non-Japan Asia) at three of the larger global investment banks in Emerging Markets.
Mr. Latham acted as the “Senior Ratings Advisor” to the Government of Pakistan for their “Debut Sovereign Eurobond” – working closely with both the IMF & IFC. During this period, Mr. Latham also served as Chairman of Euromoney’s “Annual Bond Conferences” in both Hong Kong and Singapore.
Mr. Latham graduated Cum Laude from the UC San Diego (UCSD). He continued on with his studies at the Institute of Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen in Norway, and, subsequently, at University D’Aix-Marseille in France. Thereafter, Mr. Latham returned to the United States, and completed a program of “Dual Master Degrees” in both Applied Economics & Public Policy at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor).