Marcela Meirelles, PhD, CFA

Managing Director
Fixed Income


Dr. Meirelles is a Senior Analyst within the Fixed Income group responsible for international nominal and inflation linked bonds; she has been with TCW for over a decade having previously served as the firm’s primary Latin America Credit Analyst. She brings the firm strong experience as a former Economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, where she conducted research on inflation targeting and was responsible for the construction of U.S. macroeconomic scenarios. Born and raised in Brazil, Dr. Meirelles was an Economic Policy Advisor for the Brazilian Senate and the Health Ministry of Brazil. Prior to that, she was a Researcher with the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) in Brasilia. Dr. Meirelles earned her PhD in Economics from UCLA, where her dissertation focused on the optimal design of inflation and fiscal targeting regimes. She holds a Master in Economics from the University of São Paulo and a BA in Economics from the University of Campinas, Brazil. She is a CFA charterholder.