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Independent research for global prosperity


Debt relief, financial services and investment, international financial institutions


Clay Lowery currently serves as vice president for Rock Creek Global Advisors, an international advisory firm that assists clients to anticipate and seize opportunities in the global marketplace, while mitigating political and regulatory risk. He brings more than fifteen years' experience in the US government, primarily at the US Treasury where he rose from desk officer to assistant secretary for international affairs (2005-2009) overseeing all US government interactions at the IMF, World Bank, regional multilateral development banks, the G7, G20 and the FInancial Stability Board. He was also heavily involved in debt relief initiative including debt reduction for the poorest countries, Paris Club negotiations and the Iraq and LIberia debt negotiations in 2003 and 2008. Lowery also oversaw or negotiated financial service and investment chapters in a number of trade agreements. In addition to his service at Treasury, Lowery was one of the original staff of the Millennium Challenge Corporation in 2004 and helped drive its formation while serving at the National Security COuncil (2001-2002). He has served as adjunct professor at Georgetown University in international financial institutions and is a regular lecturer at the National War College.

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