Alexander Batchvarov
Managing Director
Bank of America

Dr Alexander Batchvarov is a managing director and Head of International Structured Finance research at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, and has held this role since he joined Merrill Lynch in 1998.

Based in London, his regular research publications include: European Structured Finance and Cross-Product Weekly, European Structured Finance – ABS, as well as the Annual Structured Finance and Covered Bond Market Reviews for Europe, Japan and Australia. His team often releases in-depth reports on sector and industry specific topics, and comments on salient regulatory issues for the SF & CB markets.

Batchvarov joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 1998 and in this time has also served as Head and co-Head of Global Mortgages and other Structured Finance between 2007 and 2010. Prior to this, Batchvarov worked in FIG at Citibank, New York and as a structured finance analyst and sovereign analyst at Moody’s Investors Service, New York.

Batchvarov has an MSc in Economics and International Economic Relations from the National Institute of Economics, Bulgaria, a PhD in Economics from the National Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria, and an MBA from Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta, Canada. He is a CFA Charterholder and Member of AIMR and NYSSA. He speaks Bulgarian, Russian, French and Spanish.