2010 Conference Series – Paris, France
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - Friday, June 18, 2010
2010 Conference Series – Paris, France
Part two of this 6 day conference on Financial Interdependence in the World’s Post-Crisis Capital Markets, will be held in Paris from June 16 – 18, 2010. On Wednesday, June 16th delegates will travel to Paris, France followed by a Welcome Bistro Dinner at Aux Anysetiers du Roy at 7PM.
Location – 61, rue St. Louis en L’Isle • Metro: Sully Morland or Pont Marie • $60 USD payable to GIC • Attire: Business casual
Thursday, June 17th. and Friday, June 18th
GIC will partner with Banque de France for our full day conference, open to the public. Metro stop: Bourse • Attire: Business
Kathi Grace-Schoeppl is a certified financial planner, certified investment management analyst and is principal and co-founder of Excelsior Capital Advisors, LLC.
Hans Blommestein, Ph.D.
Dr. Hans J. Blommestein graduated in economics from the Free University of Amsterdam where he obtained also his Ph.D. on an econometric topic.
He has worked for the OECD in Paris in various capacities. In the period 1998-2000 he was the acting head of the financial affairs division of the OECD. In the period 1991-1995, he was the CSCE professor of economics, department of public administration and public policies, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands. He participated as advisor in many IMF missions to Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Dr. Blommestein was also on a few occasions a visiting scholar in the research department of the IMF.
During his tenure at the ministry of finance, Dr. Blommestein was the Netherlands member of the OECD Committee on Capital Movements and Invisible Transactions (CMIT) and a temporary alternate member of the Monetary Committee of the EC. He was also the personal assistant of Minister Onno Ruding in his capacity as chairman of the interim committee of the IMF (the highest policy-making body of the IMF).
Prior to that, Dr. Blommestein held positions as an associate professor of economics at the University of Twente, visiting professor at the University of Akron, visiting scientist at the Smithsonian Institution, deputy head of the international monetary affairs division at the Dutch Ministry of Finance.
Dr. Blommestein published many articles on econometric methodology, spatial economics, pension finance, the political and economic transformation process in former socialist countries, and financial markets.
His current clients are government and (semi-)governmental agencies (e.g. financial supervisors, pension fund organisations) from the OECD area, Asia, Latin America, Africa and the former Soviet Union. In addition he works with representatives from the financial services industry, including pension funds, insurance companies, stock exchanges and banks.
Dr. Blommestein served (or is serving) on several international advisory or governance boards: IMF-led International Advisory Board on Payment System reform in Russia; US-coordinated International Advisory Board on the preparation of an economic reform programme for the new government of Serbia; EU advisory group on the development of a second pillar in EU pension systems; OECD/FEAS Working Group on Capital Market Development in Eurasia; Contributing member of ATCA (The Asymmetric Threats Contingency Alliance); US-coordinated International Advisory Board on Ukrainian Bond Market Development and Strategy for Public Debt Management (Ukrainian Ministry of Finance, 2007).
Mr. Chevallier has 36 years of experience in asset management and strategy. He earned a CET in 1969 and an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1973.
He served as international equity manager at Caisse des Depots from 1973 to 1977. He was manager of international equity unit trusts at BNP from 1977 to 1997. He was director of investment strategy, management and BNP Paribas AM at BNP from 1997 to 2001. He was director of strategy at CM-CIC Securities from 2001 to 2007. He became president of Alpha Mining in October of 2007.
A graduate from ESSEC Business School, Robert Ophele joined Banque de France in 1981. He has been involved in Banking Supervision, Banque de France Internal Finance (Budget, Asset and Liability Management), and Monetary Economics. He is currently deputy director general, economics and international relations.
Ross Westgate co-hosts CNBC’s worldwide daily business news programme, Worldwide Exchange, live from London with Christine Tan (Singapore) and Nicole Lapin (New York).
He is one of CNBC’s most experienced anchors, with over 13 years experience in financial broadcasting. Prior to Worldwide Exchange, Ross anchored Morning Exchange and Power Lunch Europe and regularly anchored Squawk Box. In addition, he has presented the channel’s Media Talk series of programmes and sports series, Money and Sport.
Ross covers many high profile business events on behalf of CNBC including the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos and the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. He is also a contributor to City AM. Furthermore, Ross is an ambassador for The Prince’s Trust.
Before studying for a postgraduate in broadcast journalism, Ross worked for 6 years in the City of London, where he trained as a stockbroker, working with private clients.
After graduating from Oxford University in 1985, Andrew joined the capital markets division of Schroders, where he worked for 15 years in London and Tokyo. Upon the sale of Schroders’ investment banking business to Citigroup in 2000 he joined the fixed income division of Citigroup Global Markets, where he was responsible for business with private banks and retail institutions. He left Citigroup and established LCF in 2005. He is the non-executive chairman of Apollo Venture Capital Trust, which is managed by Octopus Investments.
Dr. Martin Jetzer was for 25 years, chief economist of HSBC Guyerzeller Bank and as its chief investment officer, responsible for investment strategy, he also was for many years a member of the management. Martin Jetzer was co-founder and editor of the leading Swiss financial market publication “Financial Markets and Portfolio Management” and is a member of several renowned American and European experts commissions. Martin Jetzer as chief investment strategist carries the responsibility for the investment process of the Belle Capital.
Julian CallowEconomist, Element Capital Management
Julian Callow is Managing Director responsible for European and Chinese economic research at Element Capital LLC. Prior to that he was a Managing Director for Research at Barclays, including being Chief European Economist (2003-2012) & Chief Global Economist (2012-2014). He was also Chief Eurozone Economist at Credit Suisse (1999-03), & has also worked as an economist at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, Chase (1990-92) & the Bank of England (1987-90).
Gilles Moec is co-head of European economics research at Deutsche Bank. He started his career as an economist in the French public service in 1994. He was head of the international economics division of the Banque de France in 2006 and a member of the working group on forecasting of the European Central Bank when he moved to the private sector in London at Bank of America. He joined Deutsche Bank in July 2009 as a senior economist covering the Euro area. He has published numerous notes in Deutsche Bank’s “Focus Europe” on monetary and fiscal policy in Euroland, as well as on specific economic developments in France, Italy, Spain and Portugal. Gilles Moec frequently comments on current economic affairs in media such as the BBC or the Wall Street Journal.
J. Paul HorneIndependent International Economist & GIC Board Member
J. Paul Horne has been an active independent international market economist since retiring in 2001 as a managing director and European equity market economist at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in London.
Peter DemiraliManaging Director, Cumberland Advisors
Peter Demirali joined Cumberland Advisors in 2002 as Portfolio Manager for the Taxable Bond style, and became a Managing Director in 2011. Mr. Demirali was a Senior Portfolio Manager at Smith Barney Asset Management from 1990 to 1999. In that position, he initiated a corporate bond component for taxable fixed-income portfolios.
Pierre Cailleteau served as senior vice president of sovereign risk of Paris of Moody’s Investors Service Ltd. Paris, Mr. Cailleteau joined Lazard Ltd from Moody’s Investor Services, where he was global head of Sovereign Ratings. Mr. Cailleteau has extensive experience within both the public (Financial Stability Board, IMF, Bank of France) and private sectors (Credit Agricole Investment Bank, Moody’s). He has been member of Sovereign Advisory Group of Lazard Ltd. since September 6, 2010.
Martin BarnesChief Economist, BCA Research
Martin Barnes is the chief economist at BCA Research. He joined BCA Research in late 1987 and for 18 years he was responsible for The Bank Credit Analyst, the company’s highly respected flagship service.
James LucierManaging Director, Capital Alpha
James Lucier is a managing director at Capital Alpha, where he leads the energy, environmental, & tax practices. Lucier provides predictive, insightful analysis of trends in Washington energy and climate policy for an array of clients including asset managers, private equity investors, commodity traders, and investment bankers.
Herbert Taylor, Ph.D.Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Herb Taylor is an economist, vice president, and corporate secretary with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. In his current role, he is charged with the administration of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s board of directors and the Office of the President.
Kathleen StephansenChief Economist, Huawei Technologies
Kathleen Stephansen is Chief Economist of Huawei Technologies and Head of the Huawei Center for Macroeconomic Research based in New York. She was formerly Senior Economic Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group’s Henderson Institute Center for Macroeconomics, Chief Economist of the American International Group (AIG) and AIG Asset Management’s Senior Investment Strategist and Global Head of Sovereign Research. Under her leadership, her team implements strategic initiatives with high impact, such as economic modelling, scenario building for risk assessment, sovereign risk evaluation and business cycle analyses.
Kathleen was formerly Chief Economist for the American International Group, Inc. (AIG). During her tenure, she led the AIG Global Economics team of 12 professionals, which she built from the ground up. Her team provided key macroeconomic input for the Firm’s budget, modelling and scenario building, asset portfolio valuation, pricing of insurance products, sovereign risk evaluation, and business cycle analyses and projections. She was also a member of AIG’s Investment Committee, Retirement Investment Committee, Scenario Generation Standard Working Group, and was chair of AIG’s Parent Model Governance Oversight Committee.
Kozo KoideChief Economist, DIAM Co. Ltd.
Kozo Koide is the Chief Economist at DIAM Co. Ltd., formerly DL-IBJ Asset Management, which is one of the top class Japanese asset management companies with about 10.5 trillion yen (approximately 135 billion US$) assets under its management at the end of March 2012.
Rudy PennerInstitute Fellow, The Urban Institute
Rudolph G. Penner is an Institute fellow at the Urban Institute and holds the Arjay and Frances Miller Chair in Public Policy.
John MauldinEditor, Thoughts from the Frontline
John Mauldin is a renowned financial expert, a New York Times best-selling author and a pioneering online commentator. Each week, over 1 million readers turn to Mauldin for his penetrating view on Wall Street, global markets and economic history.
Josh RosnerManaging Director, Graham Fisher & Co.
Josh Rosner is co-author of the New York Times Bestseller “Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon,” and managing director at independent research consultancy Graham Fisher & Co.
John E. Silvia, Ph.D.Managing Director, Chief Economist, Wells Fargo Securities LLC
John Silvia is a managing director and the chief economist for Wells Fargo. Based in Charlotte, N.C., he has held his position since he joined Wachovia in 2002 as the company’s chief economist.
Christian NoyerFormer Governor, Banque de France
Christian Noyer was born in 1950 near Paris. After obtaining a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), he received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (“Sciences Po”). He then joined the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA), of which he is a graduate.
He entered the French Treasury in 1976, and spent two years in 1980-82 in Brussels as a financial attache at the French Delegation to the European Union. Back at the Treasury, he held various positions, dealing both with domestic and international affairs, and was appointed Director of the Treasury in 1993. He also served as an adviser to Mr .Balladur, then Minister of Finance, in 1986-88, and as chief of staff to two other Finance Ministers in 1993 and 1995-97. He was then appointed Vice President of the European Central Bank (ECB) in 1998, when the Bank was set-up in Frankfurt, where he served until 2002. He was Governor of the Banque de France from November 2003 until November 2015. He was also elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) from 2010 until 2015.
David KotokCIO of Cumberland Advisors
David R. Kotok cofounded Cumberland Advisors in 1973 and has been its chief investment officer since inception. He holds a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in organizational dynamics from the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, and a master’s in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania.