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2017 Central Banking Series: Madrid

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Registration fee includes admittance to the private meetings and public conference on March 27 and the members-only roundtable discussion on March 28, as well as the private welcome dinner on March 26th. The non-member rate also includes an annual membership to GIC.

Venue:

Fundacion Rafael del Pino
Calle Rafael Calvo, 39
28010 Madrid

 

Monday, March 27, 2017
Conference Part I – Public/Invitation only
 09:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Rafael del Pino Foundation – Hall I
 C/ Rafael Calvo, 39, 28010, Madrid, España

9:00AM – Registration and Coffee

9:30AM –  Welcome

  • Vicente Montes Gan, Director, Rafael del Pino Foundation 
  • Michael Drury, Chief Economist, McVean Trading and Investments and GIC Chairman

9:45AM – Session I – Economic Outlook: US and European Views

  • Catherine L. Mann, Chief Economist, OECD
  • John Silvia, Chief Economist, Wells Fargo
  • Julian Callow, Managing Director, Element Capital

11:00AM – Session II – From the Eyes of the Central Banks

  • Michael Dotsey, Executive Vice President, Director of Research and Director of the Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  • Diego Rodriguez Palenzuela, Head of Output and Demand, European Central Bank
  • Óscar Arce, Associate Director General for Economics and Research, Banco de España

12:15 PM – Coffee Break

12:45 PM – Session III – Industry: Healthcare, Energy, and Construction

  • Andy Wentzy, Sr. Director, Business Development, Sanford World Clinic
  • Manuel Aguilera, Chief Economist of Mapfre
  • Pedro Antonio Merino, Chief Economist, Repsol
  • Moderator: Manuel Balmaseda, Chief Economist, CEMEX and GIC Board Member

2:00 PM –  Lunch

4:00 PM – Session IV – Panel Discussion: What’s Next?

  • Megan Greene, Chief Economist, Manulife
  • Don Rissmiller, Chief Economist Strategas Research Partners
  • Rajeev Dhawan, Professor and Director of Economic Forecasting Center, Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University
  • George Tsetsekos, Dean Emeritus, Francis Professor of Finance, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University 
  • Moderator: Jorge Sicilia, Chief Economist BBVA, BBVA Research

5:30PM  Session V – Interview: Post-crisis financial safety net framework: lessons, responses and remaining challenges

  • Jaime Caruana, General Manager, Bank for International Settlements
  • Mike McKee, International Economics and Politics Correspondent, Bloomberg

6:30PM – Concluding Remarks

Michael Drury, Chief Economist, McVean Trading and Investments and GIC Chairman

 

Conference Part II – Public Session
 7:00 – 8:45pm
Rafael del Pino Foundation – Auditorium
 C/ Rafael Calvo, 39, 28010, Madrid, España

6:45PM – Registration

7:00PM – Welcome
• Vicente Montes Gan, Director, Rafael del Pino Foundation
• Michael Drury, Chief Economist, McVean Trading and Investments and GIC Chairman

7:15PM – Monetary Policy in a New Economic Environment
• Charles Evans, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
• Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank
• Jaime Caruana, General Manager, Bank for International Settlements

Moderator: José Manuel González Páramo, Executive Director and Chairman of the International Advisory Board BBVA, former member of the ECB Governing Council

8:45PM – Conclusion
• Michael Drury, Chief Economist, McVean Trading and Investments and GIC Chairman

 

Tuesday,  March 28,  2017

Private Roundtable Discussion
09:00 AM – 11:45 AM

GIC’s private roundtable discussions have become a hallmark of our programming, allowing an honest and confidential exchange of viewpoints and ideas on issues most relevant to the global economic environment.  We offer a conversational, intimate atmosphere, where we will spend about 30 minutes in candid discussion current affairs in the economic community.

Featured discussants will include:

  • Manuel Balmaseda, Chief Economist, CEMEX and GIC Board Member
  • Michael Drury, Chief Economist, McVean Trading and Investments and GIC Chairman
  • Rajeev Dhawan, Professor and Director of Economic Forecasting Center, Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University
  • Don Rissmiller, Chief Economist Strategas Research Partners and GIC Board Member

*Chatham House Rule: 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.

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Date: Monday, March 27, 2017 - Tuesday, March 28, 2017 City: Madrid Fundacion Rafael del Pino Download iCal

Speakers

Charles Evans

President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Charles L. Evans is the ninth president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. In that capacity, he serves on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the Federal Reserve System’s monetary policymaking body.

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Jaime Caruana

General Manager, Bank for International Settlements

Jaime Caruana became General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements on 1 April 2009.

Previously, Mr Caruana was Financial Counsellor to the Managing Director and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the International Monetary Fund.

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José M. González-Páramo

Executive Board member, BBVA

Mr. González-Páramo is Ph.D., M.Phil. and M.A. in Economics from Columbia University. He also holds a Ph.D. from Universidad Complutense. His professional record is a blend of central bank decision-making and private sector responsibilities, academic experience and advisory positions. In 1988 he was appointed Professor of Economics at UCM. In addition, he has taught advanced courses in economic analysis of public policies at the Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros in Madrid and at other research centers. From September 2012 he is a Professor at IESE Business School.

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Peter Praet

Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank

Peter Praet joined the European Central Bank as Member of the Executive Board in 2011. He is responsible for the Directorate General Economics.

Before joining the ECB, Peter Praet was Executive Director of the National Bank of Belgium (2000-2011). Here he was responsible for International Cooperation, Financial Stability and Oversight of Financial Infrastructures and Payments Systems.

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Oscar Arce

Associate Director General of Economics and Research, Bank of Spain

Oscar Arce is the Associate Director General of Economics and Research at the Economics and Statistics DG of the Bank of Spain, where he also has served as Director of Monetary and Financial Studies and as Head of the Division of Macroeconomic Analysis and Forecasting. Before, he was the Director of the Research and Statistics department at the Spanish securities markets commission (CNMV), Deputy Director General at the Economic Bureau of the Spanish Prime Minister and prior to that he worked as a senior economist at the Bank of Spain. Mr Arce holds a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and has written extensively on macroeconomic, monetary and financial issues, including some articles published in top academic journals. He is member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Eurosystem and before he was involved in the work of several international bodies with responsibilities on the fields of securities markets and systemic risk, including the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).

Manuel Aguilera

Chief Economist, MAPFRE

Since October 2015, Manuel Aguilera-Verduzco is the Chief Economist of MAPFRE, the Spanish Insurance Group with business presence in more than 100 countries. Before joining MAPFRE, for seventeen years (1998-2015) Manuel Aguilera was the President of the Insurance and Surety National Commission of Mexico. In that position he was responsible for the supervision of the Mexican insurance market, and he developed an extensive experience in insurance regulatory and supervisory issues.

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Manuel Balmaseda

Chief Economist, CEMEX

Manuel Balmaseda is the Chief Economist at CEMEX, a leading global building materials corporation. Previously he served as Chief Economist for Spain and Europe at BBVA, Chief Economist for Capital Markets at BBV, professor of economics at CEMFI and visiting researcher at the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis.

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Julian Callow

Economist, 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).

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Rajeev Dhawan, Ph.D.

Carl R. Zwerner Chair of Economic Forecasting and Director, Economic Forecasting Center, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University

Professor Rajeev Dhawan wears a dual hat as holder of the Zwerner Chair of Economic Forecasting and as Director of the Economic Forecasting Center at the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. As director of one of the country’s premiere forecasting centers, Dhawan develops forecasts for the U.S., Southeast regional and local metro Atlanta economies.

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Michael Dotsey

Executive Vice President, Director of Research, and Director of Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Michael Dotsey is executive vice president, director of research, and director of the new Consumer Finance Institute at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. As director of research, he heads a staff of economists and analysts who conduct research on macroeconomics, banking, payments, finance, and the regional economy. He serves as the Bank’s chief economic advisor, attends the meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee in Washington, D.C., with the Bank’s president, and makes regular presentations on the economy to the Bank’s board of directors.

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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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Megan E. Greene

Managing Director and Chief Economist, Manulife Asset Management

Megan E. Greene is a managing director and chief economist at Manulife Asset Management, responsible for forecasting global macro-economic and financial trends and analyzing the potential opportunities and impacts to support the firm’s investment teams around the world. Previously, Megan ran her own London-based economics consulting practice, Maverick Intelligence, serving clients who leveraged her analysis of economic, political, policy and social developments and the impact these were likely to have on the global economy.

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Catherine L. Mann, Ph.D.

Chief Economist, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Catherine L. Mann is OECD chief economist and head of the economics department since October 2014. Ms. Mann is responsible for advancing the strategic orientations of the OECD and ensuring the high impact and relevance of the work of the department, including maximizing current products like the OECD’s Economic Outlook, country-based economic surveys and the Going for Growth report.

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Mike McKee

International Economics and Politics Correspondent, Bloomberg Radio/TV

Michael McKee is co-host of “Bloomberg on the Economy” on Bloomberg Radio and economics editor for Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg News. As the economics editor for Bloomberg Television, McKee provides “The McKee Note,” keeping viewers up to date on market and political developments, economic trends and central banks in the U.S. and around the world. McKee also regularly contributes to Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Markets.

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Pedro Antonio Merino García

Chief Economist and Director, Economic Research Department, Repsol

Antonio Merino, Spanish, 54, is currently Chief Economist and Director of Repsol’s Economic Research Department. His main areas of expertise are macroeconomic analysis, the Spanish economy and the Oil and Gas markets.

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Vicente Montes Gan

Director, Fundacion Rafael del Pino

Director of the Rafael del Pino Foundation, Vicepresident of the United Nations Global Compact Spanish Network, President of the Spanish State Economists Association, Founder and President of the NGO Liberdom and member of the Editorial Boards of the academic magazine Información Comercial Española and Ceteris paribus blog.

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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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Diego Rodriguez Palenzuela

Head of the Output and Demand Division, DG-Economics, European Central Bank

Responsibilities of the Output and Demand Division (OAD)
Divisional tasks: Monitoring, analyzing and conducting studies from a monetary policy perspective on conjunctural and structural macroeconomic developments in the euro area and in the largest five economies. Organizing high level research and policy conferences (ECB-MIT conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the EU, March 2017; ECB-CEPR seminar series on labor markets).
Other responsibilities for ECB tasks: Organizer of the ECB – MIT High Level Conference on “Fostering Entrepreneurship and Innovation in he EU; Coordinator for research on output growth and competitiveness for the Eurosystem’s Research Coordination Committee; Head of the Eurosystem Task Force of the Eurosystem Task Force on the measurement of potential output growth; Head of the Eurosystem Task Force on sectoral macroeconomic adjustment in the euro area (produced the 2015 Structural Issues Report).

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Jorge Sicilia

Chief Economist, BBVA Group and Director of BBVA Research

Currently Jorge Sicilia is chief economist of BBVA Group and director of BBVA Research. He leads a global team of economists distributed around Europe, US, Mexico, South America and Asia devoted to economic, financial and regulatory analysis. He is a member of BBVA’s ALCO and Regulatory Committee.

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John Silvia, Ph.D.

Managing Director and Chief Economist, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

John Silvia, Ph.D., is a managing director and chief economist for Wells Fargo Securities, LLC. Based in Charlotte, N.C., he has held his position since he joined Wachovia in 2002 as the company’s chief economist.

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Livio Stracca, Ph.D.

Head of the International Policy Analysis Division in the European Central Bank

Livio Stracca is head of the International Policy Analysis Division in the European Central Bank. He holds a Ph.D. in economics and a postgraduate degree in European Union Law. He teaches at the University of Frankfurt J.-W. Goethe and has published extensively, mainly in monetary and international economics.

George Tsetsekos, Ph.D.

Dean Emeritus and the Francis Professor of Finance at LeBow’s College of Business at Drexel University

Dr. George Tsetsekos is dean emeritus and the Francis professor of finance at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. He served as dean of LeBow (2002-2012) and under his transformative leadership the college achieved important quality milestones including recognition by BusinessWeek, Entrepreneur-Princeton Review, Financial Times, and U.S. News & World Report. In addition, during his deanship, LeBow commenced an ambitious capital campaign program that allowed for the completion to two business school buildings (total 225,000 sqft), naming of four new centers of excellence, establishing new endowed professorships and launching more than 30 student scholarships.

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Andy Wentzy

Sr. Director of Business Development, Sanford World Clinic, Sanford Health

Andy Wentzy supports the strategic and operational activities of one of the largest integrated health care systems in the United States. Currently Sr. Director of Business Development for Sanford World Clinic, Wentzy leads the on-going identification of international opportunities for partnership in health care delivery. In prior leadership positions at Sanford Health, he was responsible for enterprise strategic planning, marketing and communications, proposal development and the Sanford Initiatives – a series of unique health care and research programs funded by nearly $1 billion in philanthropic support. His background includes work at Best Buy Co., Inc. headquarters and the Walt Disney Company. Wentzy has a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and an MBA.

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