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John Raines currently serves as the Head of Political Risk with IHS Markit, a global intelligence firm based in London, where he manages the production of IHS Markit political risk materials. As IHS Markit lead analyst for US foreign and domestic policy, John has appeared in numerous media outlets, from CNN, BBC, CNBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, The Associated Press, amongst many others. He has previous work experience with the US Department of State, where he held jobs responsible for conducting economic policy for the US Embassy in Panama and overseeing the American Citizen Services Unit in Hong Kong. He also worked at the World Bank, where he managed several projects in the production of the World Development Indicators (WDI). Other assignments have included the US Treasury Department, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the World Trade Center. John has master's degrees in international relations and political science from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Study (SAIS) and Ohio State University respectively.
Iscaro joined IHS Markit in September 2007 and is responsible for economic analysis and forecasting for several countries in the Western European region. Prior to joining IHS Global Insight, Diego worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland as a Risk Analyst and in its Coutts and Co. division.