The Legatum Institute, an international think tank and educational charity based in London, today announced the appointment of Alexandra Mousavizadeh as Director of Indices.

The Legatum Institute Appoints Alexandra Mousavizadeh to its Senior Team

Ms Mousavizadeh, a trained economist, has a wealth of experience working at the highest level in financial services around the world. Previous jobs include:

  • CEO of ARC Ratings an emerging market-based ratings agency spanning the sovereign, corporate and structured finance ratings segments.
  • Assistant Vice President for the Africa sovereign ratings portfolio at Moody’s Investors Service, having spent 10 years in the Sovereign Risk team at Moody’s based in New York covering Emerging and Frontier Markets.
  • Head of Country Risk Management for EMEA at Morgan Stanley in London.

In her role as Director of Indices at the Legatum Institute, Ms Mousavizadeh will focus on the development and expansion of the Legatum Institute’s indices, including its flagship publication, the Legatum Prosperity Index™.

The Institute has recently made a number of significant hires including Tim Montgomerie, a columnist at The Times, who is leading the ‘Vision of Capitalism’ programme. Other senior members of the team include Anne Applebaum, Director of the Legatum Institute’s ‘Transitions Forum’, Pulitzer Prize-winner and Washington Post columnist; Cristina Odone, Director of Communications, journalist, writer and author; and Hywel Williams, Senior Adviser to ‘The Culture of Prosperity’ programme, historian and author.

Speaking of her appointment Ms Mousavizadeh said:

“The Prosperity Index is a leading measure of global prosperity and a powerful tool for governments and the private sector alike. Building on existing demand, the Prosperity Index team will apply its trademark rigour and world-renowned expertise in metrics-based analysis to help governments and businesses increase, expand, and promote prosperity around the world.”

Sian Hansen, Executive Director of the Legatum Institute said:

“Alexandra is a great addition to our team. Her experience in emerging markets, and in particular Africa, brilliantly equips her to expand the reach of the Legatum Prosperity Index™.”


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About the Legatum Institute

The Legatum Institute is an international think tank and educational charity focused on promoting prosperity. We do this by researching our core themes of revitalising capitalism and democracy. The Legatum Prosperity Index™, our signature publication, ranks 142 countries in terms of wealth and wellbeing. For more information please go to and