Dr Patrick Caragata

Dr. Patrick Caragata - Risk

Dr. Patrick Caragata is Founder & Exec Vice Chairman of Rapid Ratings International Inc., a US based risk and ratings agency. He is a recognized authority on credit rating models, taxation, company risk assessment and corporate governance. He is a former Chief Tax Policy Advisor and Special Adviser Taxation Economics to the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department; Chief Economist, New Zealand Ministry of Energy; and Senior Economist International at Toronto-Dominion Bank.

Dr. Caragata was Rapid Ratings’ CEO until 2006, when he changed roles to Exec Vice Chairman. Prior to founding Rapid Ratings™, Dr. Caragata was Managing Director, McCallum Petterson Financial Diagnostics in New Zealand from 1997 to 2001. Prior positions include: Chief Tax Policy Advisor and Special Adviser Taxation Economics with the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department (1991-1997); Chief Economist, New Zealand Ministry of Energy (1988-1991); Senior Advisor, Investment Canada (Canada-US Free Trade Agreement, 1986-1988); Senior Economist International at Toronto-Dominion Bank - head of the group producing country risk reports and exchange rate forecasts for 65 countries (1983-1986), and Manager International Policy with both the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Canadian Council International Chamber of Commerce (1981-83).

Dr. Caragata is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and has authored five books including Business Early Warning Systems: Corporate Governance for the New Millennium.

He has a PhD from the University of Toronto (1981).

Arminius Capital Advisory

Full disclosure and disclaimer: Dr. Caragata, who lives in Australia, is not a shareholder in Arminius Capital Advisory nor is he a paid employee , a paid director or a paid adviser. He is an independent unpaid adviser on risk in the investment market given his vast experience. His role does not imply that Rapid Ratings International supports Arminius Capital Advisory or its investment strategies.  Arminius does not currently buy Rapid Ratings’ products and services because they are not offered in Australia.