David Beker is a Managing Director and Chief Brazil Economist & Fixed Income Strategist and LatAm Equity Strategist, focusing on macro indicators and financial asset recommendations. Prior to rejoining the firm in 2009, Beker was an emerging markets fixed income portfolio manager at Ontario Teachers Pension Plan. While at Merrill Lynch, he was the LatAm economist, based in São Paulo, before relocating to New York to work with Fixed Income Strategy. Before joining Merrill Lynch in 2003, Beker worked at Unibanco Asset Management, where he held various positions during his five-year tenure. Beker is a ranked analyst in the Institutional Investor research team survey.