Sebastian Spio-Garbrah, Analyst, Middle East and Africa, Eurasia Group
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Sebastian Spio-Garbrah

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Analyst, Middle East and Africa

Phone: (212) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address: NEW YORK, United States
Eurasia Group
First Floor, 30-31 Great Sutton Street
London EC1V 0NA
United Kingdom

Company Description: Eurasia Group is the world's leading global political risk advisory and consulting firm. We cover political, social, security and economic developments worldwide....   more

Employment History

  • Senior Associate, Fixed Income and Head of Energy Fixed Income Strategic Intelligence
    Thomson Financial
  • Research
    Middlebury College's Felix Rohatyn Institute for International Affairs

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Fellow
    US Center for the Study of the Presidency


  • juris doctor ( JD ) degree , law
    Rutgers University
  • double bachelor's degree , political science and economics
    Middlebury College


  • Sebastian Spio-Garbrah is the West Africa/Gulf of Guinea analyst in Eurasia Group's Middle East & Africa practice. He covers the politics of African capital markets, ethnic conflicts, economics reforms, and the energy and mineral markets. In 2006, Se...
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Web References - international, 24 June 2011 [cached]
Sebastian Spio-Garbrah, Africa analyst at Eurasia Group in New York is quoted as saying, "Bongo's main strategic task over the next decade will be to transform the sleepy oil-rich country into a less oil- dependent dynamic economy, while deepening the country's democracy,"
Eurasia Group, 22 Mar 2010 [cached]
Sebastian Spio-Garbrah, Analyst
Eurasia Group, 12 June 2008 [cached]
Sebastian Spio-GarbrahEurasia Group
Sebastian Spio-GarbrahAnalyst, Middle East & Africa
Sebastian Spio-Garbrah is an analyst in Eurasia Group's Middle East and Africa Practice Area.He is responsible for analyzing Sub-Saharan Africa covering Nigeria, South Africa and other West African states.He specializes in the politics of the West African economy including the energy and mining sectors and their respective regulatory environments.He also focuses on ethnic conflicts in the region.
Prior to joining Eurasia Group, Mr. Spio-Garbrah was a Senior Associate in the Fixed Income Capital Markets Group at Thomson Financial in New York, where he managed the energy practice.He counseled executives at energy firms such as: Mirant, PSEG, Teco Energy and EL Paso on understanding and communicating with their bondholders.Sebastian assisted in crafting options for massive debt buy-backs, redemptions and tender offers in excess of $10 billion par.
Mr. Spio-Garbrah has done political research on West Africa for the Geonomics Institute for International Affairs affiliated with Middlebury College.He has also done work for the US Senate Judiciary Committee, Senate sub-committee on foreign appropriations and for Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont.Sebastian was a 2001 Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency, a double major in Political Science and Economics at Middlebury College and is currently working on his JD degree in law at Rutgers University.He is fluent in several West African languages, has a working knowledge of French and has lived in several West African countries.
Sebastian Spio-Garbrah (to be ..., 21 Aug 2012 [cached]
Sebastian Spio-Garbrah (to be confirmed) DAMina Advisors LLP Picture Sebastian Spio-Garbrah is the founder of DaMina Advisors LLP, a political risk consultancy firm headquartered in New York. Sebastian Spio-Garbrah was previously the West Africa/Gulf of Guinea analyst in Eurasia Group's Middle East & Africa practice. He covered the politics of African capital markets, ethnic conflicts, economic reforms, and the energy and mineral markets. In 2006, Sebastian was among the "Top 30 under 30 Analysts," according to Institutional Investor magazine. Sebastian hails from West Africa, and he lived in the region for almost two decades. He is fluent in several local languages. He also has a working knowledge of French. He holds a double bachelor's degree in political science and economics from Middlebury College in Vermont, and a juris doctor (JD) degree in law from Rutgers University in New Jersey.Prior to joining Eurasia Group, Sebastian was a senior associate in the Fixed Income Capital Markets Group at Thomson Financial in New York, where he led the energy practice. Sebastian has also conducted research on West Africa for Middlebury College's Felix Rohatyn Institute for International Affairs.
Liberty Capital Holdings Ghana Ltd. - MEDIA CENTRE || Industry News > Nigerian Stocks, Africa 2nd-Best [cached]
The 213-member Nigeria Stock Exchange All Share Index, whose 21 percent gain is second in the continent to the 28 percent advance of Kenya's benchmark index, may reach 30,490 by yearend from 25,409 on June 30 as the Asset Management Corp. set up by the West African nation to buy toxic assets from lenders starts operating, said Sebastian Spio-Garbrah, chief executive officer of DaMina.
If Amcon does "only half of its work well," this will still trigger "a consolidation in the banking landscape, catalyze more foreign interest in the local market, and spur it to even higher values by yearend," New York-based Spio-Garbrah said by e-mail. Banks, which make up about 60 percent of the Nigerian equities market by weighting, will lead the resurgence, he said.
A debt crisis in 2009 left the country's lenders with toxic assets of about $10 billion, Spio-Garbrah estimated a year ago while working as an Africa analyst at Eurasia Group. The central bank fired the top managers of eight of the country's 24 lenders and gave the industry an injection of 620 billion naira ($4.1 billion) to stem the decline. Buying that debt will cost the central bank "roughly" $5 billion as commercial banks don't have collateral to cover the bad loans, Central bank Governor Lamido Sanusi said July 1.
"Although the Amcon is itself initially capitalized by less than $100 million, it will have the authority to issue up to $5 billion in Nigeria sovereign-guaranteed bonds to buy the impaired assets from the banks," Spio-Garbrah wrote in a note to clients on July 6.
Some stocks that will benefit include First Bank of Nigeria Plc, the country's biggest lender by market value, United Bank for Africa Plc and Zenith Bank Plc, he said. These banks would want to "unload their difficult and bad debts in exchange for fresh cash," he said.
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