Shailesh KumarHead of The Global Specialty Insights Center, Head of Economic and Geopolitical Risk at The Hartford
Shailesh oversees the department’s Country, Credit and Economic Research team where he is responsible for providing expert geopolitical, economic and credit research to the underwriting team, oversee the division’s global credit and political risk exposures and keeping the division and senior executives apprised of developing political and economic risks and assessing pending global themes.
Before joining The Hartford, Shailesh managed the Asia political risk research and advisory practice at Eurasia Group and concurrently served as the firm’s lead analyst for South Asia. Prior to Eurasia Group, Shailesh was an economist at the US Department of Treasury where he served in various senior functions including developing the US government’s economic policies and engagement strategy with India based upon research he conducted on the region’s politics and economy, managing the “Markets Room,” a unit that monitored and forecasted global political and economic risk events for the President of the United States and senior administration officials, and developing policies for the US Treasury market including issuing government securities to finance the nation’s deficit. Earlier in his career, Shailesh held positions at various investment banks as a global macro investment professional, where he focused on international economics and politics with respect to their implications for fixed income and currency markets. Shailesh holds a master's degree in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a dual bachelor's degree in finance and marketing from the Stern School of Business at New York University.