Kate Murphy

Kate Murphy

Investment Officer
Soros Economic Development Fund

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Kate Murphy is an Investment Analyst at Soros Economic Development Fund. A development economist by training, Ms. Murphy works on financial inclusion program related investments in West Africa with a particular focus on Ghana and Liberia. Ms. Murphy previously worked in debt capital markets within the investment banking divisions of BNP Paribas and Crédit Agricole where she worked on leveraged finance transactions and structuring, respectively. Ms. Murphy began her career at JP Morgan in high yield fixed income research. She holds a Masters in International and Development Economics from Yale University where she studied in the Economic Growth Center of the University's Department of Economics. She completed her graduate thesis on the regulatory frameworks of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community and the West African Economic and Monetary Union. Ms. Murphy received her Bachelors of Arts Cum Laude from Barnard College, Columbia University where she majored in Political Science and completed minors in Economics and Religion. Her undergraduate studies focused on economic systems in Central and West Africa and included study in Cameroon.

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