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Rafael Docavo-Malvezzi


Rafael is our Global Risk Manager for Political Risk, Credit and Bond insurance. He’s an expert in credit and geopolitical analysis, sovereign risk and portfolio risk management.

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Geographic Focus

  • AmericasAnguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Monserrat, México, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Saint Pierre & Miquelon, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Martin (French), Suriname, Turks & Caicos Islands, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Virgin Islands (US)
  • Asia PacificAfghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Korea, South, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Phillipines, Reunion, Samoa, Samoa, American, Singapore, Solomon, Islands, Sri Lanka (ex Ceilan), Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste (West), Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam
  • EMEAAlbania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia- Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Guernsey , Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Hungary, Iceland, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Malta, Man, Island of, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morroco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Rwanda, Saint Helena, San Marino, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State (Holy See), Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • UK & IrelandIreland, United Kingdom

Rafael is Senior Vice President and Global Head of Risk for Political Risk, Credit and Bond insurance. He has worked as a risk manager since 2006, previously at Exporters Insurance Company and QBE before he joined the XL Group Specialty team in 2011. Rafael manages a team of six risk analysts and is a member of the XL Catlin Enterprise Credit and Country Risk Committees as well as the Emerging Risk Task Force.

Before entering the insurance world, Rafael worked at MasterCard International starting in 2001, holding various positions in strategic planning and operations and risk consulting for MasterCard Advisors. He also held analyst and research positions at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris.

Rafael holds a Master of Arts degree in law and diplomacy from Tufts University and a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering from the American University in Paris.


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