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Diane Vazza

Managing Director, Global Fixed Income Research

S&P Capital IQ


Diane Vazza is managing director and head of global fixed-income research at S&P Capital IQ. The global fixed-income research team provides analysis and commentary on global financial market and credit trends including distressed, default, and recovery research. Ms. Vazza chairs the firm's Research Governance Council and is also one of the 11 members of Standard and Poor's Investment Policy Committee that recommends asset allocation. Prior to joining Standard & Poor's, she held various positions in capital markets, trading, investment banking, and credit research at Drexel Burnham Lambert, Citibank, and Chase Manhattan Bank. Ms. Vazza has almost 30 years of Wall Street experience. In 2006, Credit magazine named her one of the top 50 women across the globe in credit and fixed-income. Besides the US, Ms. Vazza has lived and worked in Asia, West Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. She is past president and sits on the Executive Board of Directors of Fixed Income Analysts Society (FIASI).