Central Banking Series with Banque de France

Monday, May 14, 2018
Paris, France

Event Detail

Central Banking Series with Banque de France

We invite you to join us on Monday, May 14 for GIC’s tenth conference in partnership with the Banque de France followed by our private roundtable discussion to be held on Tuesday, May 15 at the Cercle de l’Union Interalliée.

Please email [email protected] for more information on how attendees of the Central Banking Series with Banque de France can receive credit from the following organizations:

  • CFP Board (5 CE credit hours)
  • AFCPE Post Certification (5 credits)

 

Agenda

Monday, May 14, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Banque de France Conference Center

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. | Registration and Coffee

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. |Welcome

  • François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor, Banque de France
  • Don Rissmiller, Chief Economist, Strategas Research Partners and Chairman of the Global Interdependence Center

8:45 – 10:00 a.m. | Central Bankers Outlook Keynotes

  • François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor, Banque de France
  • Loretta Mester, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. | Session I: Economics and International Research

  • Olivier Garnier, General Director Economics and International Relations, Banque de France
  • Dave Altig, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.| Coffee Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Session II: Economics in a New Policy Environment

  • Arnaud Marès, Chief European Economist, Citigroup
  • Michael Drury, Chief Economist, McVean Trading and Investments and Chair Emeritus, Global Interdependence Center

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. | Lunch

1:45 – 2:45 p.m. | Session III: Financial Market Outlook

  • Chris Gannatti, Head of Research – Europe, WisdomTree Asset Management
  • Rick Mastain, Managing Director, Portfolio Specialist, Jennison Associates
  • Joseph Zidle, Investment Strategist, Blackstone
  • Moderator: Don Rissmiller, Chief Economist, Strategas Research Partners and Chairman of the Global Interdependence Center

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. | Session IV: Economic Outlook

  • Philippe Waechter, Chief Economist, Natixis Asset Management
  • Isabelle Job-Bazille, Group Chief Economist, Crédit Agricole S.A.
  • David Berson, Chief Economist, Nationwide
  • Moderator: Kathleen Stephansen, Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group Henderson Institute Center for Macroeconomics and Vice Chair of Programs, Global Interdependence Center         

4:00 p.m. | Conclusion

  • Don Rissmiller, Chief Economist, Strategas Research Partners and Chairman of the Global Interdependence Center

 

Private Roundtable Discussion Topics and Speakers
Tuesday, May 15 | 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cercle de l’Union Interalliée

  • Banks
    • Chris Whalen, Chairman, Whalen Global Advisors and GIC Board Member
  • China and Tariffs
    • Michael Drury, Chief Economist, McVean Trading and Investments and GIC Chair Emeritus
  • Outlook on Japan
    • Kozo Koide, Chief Economist, Asset Management One
  • Eastern Europe
    • Christopher Kwiecinski, Independent Economist
  • Macro Recap
    • Kathleen Stephansen, Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group Henderson Institute Center for Macroeconomics and GIC Vice Chair of Programs

This meeting is closed to the media and the Chatham House Rule will apply: “When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.”

 

Hotel Information

For a list of suggested hotels, please contact GIC by emailing [email protected].

Event Location

Date: Monday, May 14, 2018 City: Paris

Monday, May 14, 2018
Central Banking Series with Banque de France
Banque de France Conference Center
31 rue Croix des Petits Champs, 75001 Paris, France

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Private Roundtable Discussion
Cercle de l’Union Interalliée
33 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris, France

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Speakers

François Villeroy de Galhau

François Villeroy de Galhau

Governor, Banque de France

François Villeroy de Galhau is an ENA graduate and a former Inspector of Finance. In 1988, he joined the French Treasury (Africa desk, then Europe desk), then served as European advisor to the Minister of Finance and the Prime Minister (Pierre Bérégovoy) from 1990 to 1993. He held various posts at the French Treasury, then became financial advisor at the Permanent Representation of France in Brussels. From 1997 to 2000, he was chief of staff of the Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industry (Dominique Strauss-Kahn then Christian Sautter). He was head of the General Tax Directorate from 2000 to 2003.

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Loretta Mester, Ph.D.

Loretta Mester, Ph.D.

President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

As president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Loretta J. Mester participates on the Federal Open Market Committee in the formulation of U.S. monetary policy, and oversees 950 employees in Cleveland, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh who conduct economic research, supervise banking institutions and provide payment services to commercial banks and the U.S. government. She assumed her role as president and CEO in June 2014.

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David E. Altig, Ph.D.

David E. Altig, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Dr. David E. Altig is executive vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. In addition to advising the Bank president on monetary policy and related matters, Dr. Altig oversees the Bank's regional executives and the Bank's research department.

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David W. Berson, Ph.D

David W. Berson, Ph.D

Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, Nationwide

David W. Berson, Nationwide Chief Economist, leads a team delivering economic forecasts and analyses that are used to strengthen the company’s business strategies and operating plans.

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Michael Drury

Michael Drury

Chief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments

Michael Drury is the chief economist for McVean Trading & Investments, LLC. He joined the firm in 1992, after serving for five years as senior economist with Allen Sinai at Shearson Lehman Brothers and its successor firms. Michael began his career in New York in 1982 as senior economist at A. Gary Shilling and Company. He received his B.S. in economics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and did his graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Christopher Gannatti

Christopher Gannatti

Head of Research, Europe, WisdomTree

Christopher Gannatti began at WisdomTree as a Research Analyst in December 2010, working directly with Jeremy Schwartz, CFA®, Director of Research. In January of 2014, he was promoted to Associate Director of Research where he was responsible to lead different groups of analysts and strategists within the broader Research team at WisdomTree.

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Olivier Garnier

Olivier Garnier

Director General for Economics and International, Banque de France

Olivier Garnier is Director General for Economics and International at Banque de France. He is a member of the Banque de France Executive Committee.

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Isabelle Job-Bazille

Isabelle Job-Bazille

Chief Economist, Crédit Agricole S.A.

Since 1st February 2013, Isabelle Job-Bazille is Chief Economist at Crédit Agricole S.A., and a member of the Management Committee of Crédit Agricole S.A. Isabelle is a member of the High Council of public finance.

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Kozo Koide

Kozo Koide

Asset Management One Co.  Ltd

Kozo Koide is the Chief Economist at Asset Management One Co.  Ltd.,  which  is  the largest Japanese asset management company with about 52 trillion yen (approximately 505 billion US$) assets under its management in October 2016.

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Christopher Kwiecinski, Ph.D.

Christopher Kwiecinski, Ph.D.

Independent Economist

Christopher Kwiecinski has been an active Independent Economist since retiring in 2010 as Research Director for Central and Eastern Europe at Credit Agricole in Paris. Prior to that he had been Director of Investments, Private Banking also at Credit Agricole. After graduating from Warsaw School of Economics (M.A.) and the University of California San Diego (Ph.D., ABD), he did post-graduate work at Indiana University in Bloomington in the area of East-West trade and finance (published in an article). After joining the private sector, he was Vice President and Senior Economist at Continental Illinois National Bank in Chicago with diversified responsibilities in international economics and finance and extensive worldwide travel. He has been a member of the Supervisory Boards of Polish subsidiaries of major French financial institutions. Mr. & Mrs. Kwiecinski live in Paris.

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Arnaud Marès

Arnaud Marès

Chief European Economist, Citigroup

Arnaud Marès is Citi’s Chief European Economist. Prior to joining Citi in December 2017, he was Special Adviser to the President of the European Central Bank (ECB), Mario Draghi.

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Richard K. Mastain

Richard K. Mastain

Managing Director, Portfolio Specialist and Client Relationship Manager, Jennison

Richard K. Mastain is a managing director, a portfolio specialist, and a client relationship manager for Jennison's large cap growth strategies. He joined Jennison Associates in November 2000.

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Donald Rissmiller

Donald Rissmiller

Founding Partner of Strategas

Donald Rissmiller is a founding partner of Strategas and has been the firm's chief economist since 2006, directing its macroeconomic research effort. He oversees Strategas' high-frequency econometric forecasting and thematic economic research. Mr. Rissmiller's research has been consistently recognized by Institutional Investor magazine in their annual survey: he was ranked best up and coming economist in 2008, and was third in their 2009 All-America Independent Research Team survey. He is frequently quoted in the financial press.

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Kathleen Stephansen

Kathleen Stephansen

Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group Henderson Institute Center for Macroeconomics

Kathleen Stephansen is a Senior Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group Henderson Institute Center for Macroeconomics. Her former positions were Chief Economist of Huawei Technologies, Chief Economist of the American International Group (AIG) and AIG Asset Management’s Senior Investment Strategist and Global Head of Sovereign Research.

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Philippe Waechter

Philippe Waechter

Head of the Economic Research Department, Natixis Asset Management

Philippe Waechter is head of the economic research department of Ostrum Asset Management. Philippe joined Bred Banque Populaire in April 1988 as an economist. In 1994, he became director of the economic research department. When Banque Populaire Asset Management was created in June 1998 (which then became Natexis Asset Management in May 2003) Philippe held the same position.

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Christopher Whalen

Christopher Whalen

Chairman, Whalen Global Advisors LLC

Christopher Whalen is an investment banker and author who lives in New York City. He is Chairman of Whalen Global Advisors LLC and works as a consultant and analyst focused on the financial services, mortgage finance and related technology companies. Christopher edits The Institutional Risk Analyst newsletter. From 2014 through 2017, Christopher was Senior Managing Director and Head of Research at Kroll Bond Rating Agency, where he was responsible for ratings by the firm’s Financial Institutions and Corporate Ratings Groups.

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Joe Zidle

Joe Zidle

Investment Strategist, Blackstone

Joe Zidle is a Managing Director and Investment Strategist in the Private Wealth Solutions group. Previously, he worked at Richard Bernstein Advisors, an independent investment advisor, where he was responsible for portfolio strategy, asset allocation, investment management and marketing to major wirehouses and independent RIAs.

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