Agost Benard assumed the newly created role of Director of Ratings and Investor Relations at the Investment and Development Office of the Government of RAK, in April 2016.
Prior to his current position he spent 12 years with Standard & Poor’s as a sovereign credit analyst, based in Singapore. In that position Agost provided primary coverage for a dozen sovereigns in the Asia-Pacific region.
Previously Agost was Emerging Market Investment Strategist with AXA Investment Managers in Frankfurt, Germany and Economist with Nomura International in London, UK.
He holds an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge, England.