Centre for Sustainable Finance

Dr Moritz Kraemer

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Centre for Sustainable Finance Senior Fellow


Dr Moritz Kraemer is Chief Economist and Head of Research at LBBW Bank and a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Finance at SOAS, University of London. 

He also teaches graduate courses at Goethe-University Frankfurt’s House of Finance, Centre Internationale de Formation Européene (CIFE) in Nice, and Humboldt University Berlin. 

Before joining LBBW in November 2021, Moritz was Chief Economist of CountryRisk.io, a country- and ESG-risk platform. He also served as the Chair of the Economic Advisory Panel at R.J. Fleming & Co. and as Independent Non-Executive Director of Scope Ratings, the largest Europe-headquartered Credit Rating Agency. 

Until 2018 he was at S&P Global as the Sovereign Ratings Group’ Global Chief Ratings Officer, overseeing the analytical work on assessing the creditworthiness of over 130 national governments worldwide. At S&P he introduced innovative analysis on the impact of the megatrends of global warming and demographic change on sovereign ratings. 

Moritz started his professional career as an Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC and Tegucigalpa/Honduras. Moritz holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Göttingen. He studied Economics, Latin American Studies and Literature in Frankfurt, Southampton and San Diego.