Teal Emery is the founder of Teal Insights, a research consultancy specializing in emerging markets, sovereign debt, and sustainability. He worked for seven years as an emerging markets investment research analyst for Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM). During that time, Teal regularly traveled to Africa, the Middle East, and across the developing world to meet with economic policymakers, business people, and civil society. In 2020, he left Morgan Stanley and began working as a consultant to the World Bank on analysis and thought leadership related to aligning sovereign debt investing with sustainability goals. In 2021 he founded Teal Insights and works with asset managers, NGOs, and sovereign debt issuers. His work with the Energy for Growth Hub focuses on how financial markets and financial institutions can help or hinder solutions to energy poverty in developing countries.
Teal is an adjunct lecturer in international economics and finance at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He has a Master of International Affairs degree specializing in international finance and economic policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).