Speakers at the 56th ACI FMA World Congress 2017, Dublin

An Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny, TD

Enda Kenny was re-elected Taoiseach on 6 May 2016 for a 2nd term. The Government of the 32nd Dáil he now leads is historic in that it is comprised of Fine Gael and various Independents and facilitated from opposition by Fianna Fáil.

Enda was first elected Taoiseach in March 2011 when Fine Gael won an unprecedented 76 seats, going on then to lead a Fine Gael –Labour Coalition Government until 2016. He has represented the people of Mayo as a Fine Gael member of Dáil Éireann since 1975, making him the longest serving TD in the house. He was elected Leader of Fine Gael in June 2002. He served as Minister for Tourism and Trade from 1994 – 1997, overseeing an unprecedented growth in tourism business and Ireland’s trade position internationally. He was Minister for State at the Department of Education, Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands, Western Development, Youth Affairs and Sport in the 1980s.

Philip R. Lane

Governor – Central Bank of Ireland

Philip R. Lane is the 11 th  Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, taking office on 26 November 2015. During 1997-2015, he was on the academic staff at Trinity College Dublin and he remains affiliated with the university as Whately Professor of Political Economy (on leave). Prior to joining the central bank, he also chaired the Advisory Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board and was  Director  of  the  International  Macroeconomics  and  Finance  Programme  at  the  Centre  for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

After his undergraduate education at Trinity College Dublin, he received his PhD in Economics from Harvard  University  in 1995  and  was  Assistant  Professor of  Economics  and  International  Affairs  at Columbia University during 1995-1997 before returning to Dublin. His research interests include financial globalisation, macroeconomics of exchange rates and capital flows,  macroeconomic  policy  design  and  European  monetary  integration.  His  work  has  been published  in  the  American  Economic  Review,  Review  of  Economics  and  Statistics,  Journal  of Economic  Perspectives,  Journal  of  International  Economics,  NBER  Macroeconomics  Annual  and many other journals.

In 2001, he was the inaugural recipient of the German Bernacer Award in Monetary Economics for outstanding  contributions  to  European  monetary  economics;  in  2010,  he  was  co-recipient  of  the Bhagwati  Prize  from  the  Journal  of  International  Economics.  He  has  also  acted  as  an  academic consultant  for  the  European  Central  Bank,  European  Commission,  International  Monetary  Fund, World Bank, OECD, Asian Development Bank and a number of national central banks. He is a former managing editor of Economic Policy.

Charles L. Evans

President – Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Charles L. Evans took office on September 1, 2007, as the ninth president and chief executive officer of the Seventh District Federal Reserve Bank, at Chicago. In 2016, he serves as an alternate voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee.

Before becoming president, Dr. Evans was director of research and a senior vice president at the Chicago Fed. In that capacity he oversaw the Bank’s research in monetary policy, banking and financial markets, and regional economics. In addition, he had supervisory responsibility for the Bank’s Consumer and Community Affairs unit and the Public Affairs Department. Dr. Evans also served as an associate economist on the FOMC.

Prior to his appointment as research director, Dr. Evans was a vice president and senior economist in the Economic Research Department with responsibility for the macroeconomics research group. His research has focused on measuring the effects of monetary policy on U.S. economic activity, inflation, and financial market prices. His research has been published in the Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, Journal of Monetary Economics, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and theHandbook of Macroeconomics.

Dr. Evans has taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the Chicago Fed in 1991, he was an assistant professor of economics at the University of South Carolina.

Dr. Evans received a B.A. in economics from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in economics from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh.


Mr Eoghan Murphy TD

Minister of State at Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform

Eoghan Murphy TD is the Minister of State at the Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform, with special responsibility for Financial Services, eGovernment and Public Procurement.  He is a member of the Cabinet Committees on ‘Economy, Trade & Jobs’, ‘Social Policy & Public Service Reform’, and the Brexit Cabinet Sub-committee.

He was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 2011, and was subsequently re-elected in 2016. He is a member of Fine Gael and represents the constituency of Dublin Bay South. Between 2009 and 2011 he served as a Councillor on Dublin City Council for the Pembroke-Rathmines ward.

Before his appointment as Minister of State, Eoghan served on the Banking Inquiry, the Public Accounts Committee, the Dáil Reform Committee, as Head of the Oireachtas delegation to the OSCE, and as Chairperson of the Fine Gael Transport, Tourism and Sport Committee. He is currently a member of the Fine Gael National Executive.

Prior to entering politics, Eoghan worked in the area of international arms control, and was based in London, Geneva and Vienna, working at various times for NGOs and the UN. He spent two years as speechwriter and advisor to the Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation in Vienna. The political and economic crisis that began in 2008 provoked Eoghan to return home and get involved in politics.

Eoghan went to school at Star of the Sea and St. Michael’s College, Dublin; he studied English and Philosophy in UCD, and then completed his MA in International Relations in King’s College, London. 

Brigid Taylor – Managing Director ACIFMA

Brigid is currently Managing Director of the ACI Financial Markets Association.

She has over 23 years’ experience in financial markets, primarily focused on fixed income and foreign exchange. She was instrumental in driving global institutional flow at Rand Merchant Bank (FirstRand) and spearheading an initiative to align institutional flow across fixed income and foreign exchange for both offshore and domestic institutional clients.

Brigid was previously Regional Head of Africa and a member of the ACI Managing Board, where she supported an ACI initiative to roll out a global ethical behaviour, best practice, compliance, accreditation and continuous learning for financial market participants across Africa and globally.

More recently, she has focused on aligning the ACI Model Code to support the new Global Code of Conduct, delivering attestation solutions for individuals within financial markets to meet their regulatory obligations.

Bernard Byrne

FCA – Chief Executive Officer Allied Irish Bank p.l.c

Bernard was appointed Chief Executive Officer in May 2015. He joined AIB in May 2010 as Group Chief Financial Officer and member of the Bank’s Leadership Team and was co-opted to the Board on 24 June 2011. Since then he has held a number of leading director roles including Director of Personal, Business & Corporate Banking and more recently Director of Retail & Business Banking. Mr Byrne was appointed to the Board of EBS Limited in July 2011. In January 2015, he was appointed President of Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI). A Chartered Accountant by profession, Mr Byrne joined PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in 1988 and moved to ESB International in 1994, where he worked as Commercial Director for International Investments. He later became Group Finance Director and Commercial Director with parent company, ESB, until he left to join AIB. Prior to that, he was Finance Director, and later the Deputy CEO of IWP International plc.

Richie Boucher

Group Chief Executive, Bank of Ireland

Richie was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer in 2009. He joined the Group as Chief Executive, Corporate Banking in December 2003 from Royal Bank of Scotland. He was appointed Chief Executive, Retail Financial Services Ireland in January 2006. He is a past President of the Institute of Banking in Ireland (2008) and of the Irish Banking Federation (2006).

Richie has over thirty years’ experience in all aspects of financial services. He has held a number of key senior management roles within the Bank of Ireland, Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank through which he has developed extensive leadership, strategy development, financial, people, operational and risk management skills. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Banking.

John Trundle

Chief Executive Officer, Euroclear UK & Ireland

John Trundle has been Chief Executive Officer of Euroclear UK & Ireland since 2012.  He is a member of the Euroclear UK & Ireland Board of Directors and the Euroclear Group Extended Management Committee.

Previously, Mr. Trundle was Chief Risk Officer of the Euroclear group with responsibility for the assessment and management of all risks throughout the group. Mr. Trundle was also an executive director and member of the Board of Euroclear Bank and a non-executive director of Euroclear UK & Ireland.

Mr. Trundle began his career with the Bank of England first as an economist, later as private secretary to the Governor, and then as head of the Market Infrastructure and Business Continuity Divisions.  During this period he was responsible for payment and settlement policy, and in charge of the oversight of payment systems in the UK. He was actively involved in international payment and settlement developments through the European Central Bank payments committee and the Basel Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems (CPSS), where he chaired the group which produced the Core Principles for Systemically Important Payment Systems in 2001.

Mr. Trundle holds an MBA from the London Business School (UK) and an economics degree from Cambridge University.

John Trundle is a Vice Chaiman of the FCA Markets Practitioner Panel and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Financial Market Infrastructures, the SWIFT Institute Advisory Committee and the World Bank’s G25 Panel of Experts on financial market infrastructure.  He is also chairman of the City-based charity, Blind in Business.

Mr John Bruton

Former Taoiseach and EU Ambassador to the United States

Mr. John Bruton served as EU Ambassador to the United States from November 2004 to 2009 and also served as Vice President of the European People’s Party since 1996. Mr. Bruton served as An Taoiseach from 1994 to 1997 and helped transform Ireland into one of the world’s leading economies and served as Minister for Finance, Minister for Industry and Energy and Minister for Industry and Trade. While Taoiseach, he presided over an Irish EU Presidency in 1996 and helped finalize the Stability and Growth Pact, which governs the management of the single European currency, the Euro. He was European Union Commission Head of Delegation to the United States. He served as a Member of the Presidency (Preasidium) of the Convention on the Future of Europe from 2001 to 2004. He was European Union Ambassador to the United States.

He is a Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Transatlantic Studies in Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Bruton holds BA in Economics and Politics from University College Dublin, honorary degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland, honorary degree from National University of Ireland and honorary degree from University of Missouri.

Wolfgang J Koester 

Chief Executive Officer FiREapps

Wolfgang Koester is the CEO and co-founder of FiREapps. He has over 30 years of extensive experience in developing and implementing currency risk management programs for Fortune 2000 companies and governments. Prior to forming FiREapps, he served as President of GFTA Trendanalysen Inc., a quantitative currency management company. He has been named as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Finance” by Treasury & Risk and is a member of Global Finance’s “Who’s Who in Foreign Exchange.” Koester is a frequent speaker at university and industry events and is a regular contributor to industry publications, including The EconomistWall Street JournalFinancial TimesTreasury & Risk and AFP Exchange, as well as networks such as Fox Business, Bloomberg, CNBC and PBS. Koester holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University and a Master’s degree in International Management from The Garvin School of International Management. He is a board member of ACI International, The Financial Markets Association, and is a former member of the editorial board of the AFP Risk Newsletter.

Paul Mortimer-Lee

Global Head of Market Economics and Chief Economist North America, BNP Paribas

Paul Mortimer-Lee is Global Head of Market Economics at BNP Paribas. Since 2014, he has combined this role with that of Chief Economist North America. He now lives and works in New York.

Paul graduated from the London School of Economics, having specialized in monetary economics in his post-graduate studies. He worked for many years in the Monetary Analysis Division of the Bank of England, most recently as Division Chief in charge of the Bank’s forecasts and conjunctural analysis. He was also a senior manager in the Money Markets and Gilt Edged Division of the Bank and worked on regulatory policy in the Financial Stability Division. During his time at the Bank, Paul was seconded to the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC where he gained experience in program work in emerging markets. He has also served on the asset allocation committee of a large UK insurer. Paul’s economic interests are varied and wide ranging. Monetary policy and its interrelationship with markets and the economy is a key focus in his work.

Paul and his wife run a small independent private specialist school in the UK for children who require extra nurturing and support in their schooling.

Paul Hamill

Global Head of FICC, Citadel Securities

Paul Hamill is global head of fixed income, currencies and commodities for Citadel Securities. He is responsible for the in-person client fixed-income market-making businesses, including interest rate swaps, government and corporate bonds, and credit default swaps. Hamill was previously a managing director and global head of FX, rates and credit execution services at UBS, with responsibility for global futures execution, FXPB and building the fixed-income agency business, which included the Price Improvement Network corporate bond and CDS trading platform, and the Neo platform for SEF-traded swaps. Hamill has more than 15 years of experience in financial services and has worked in London, Zurich, New York and Chicago, with experience across e-commerce, trading and sales. He holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of Glasgow and a master’s in finance from the University of London.

Donal Galvin

Treasurer, Allied Irish Bank

Donal Galvin is AIB Group Treasurer and a member of AIB’s Leadership Team.

He has worked in domestic and international financial markets for the past 20 years, holding senior positions with Dutch Rabobank and Mizuho Securities Asia, the investment banking arm of Japanese bank Mizuho.

He has led AIB’s Treasury business since 2013, navigating AIB’s successful return to wholesale debt markets and executing €6.75 billion of new issuance since his arrival. As Group Treasurer, Donal has managed AIB’s successful fixed income investment strategy as well as the expansion of all client treasury services across cash management, FX and trade finance.

Donal graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a B.A. in Economics & Business before completing a Masters in Quantitative Finance in University College Dublin.

Philip Brown

Co-Chief Executive Officer, Clearstream Banking S.A.

Philip Brown is Co-Chief Executive Officer of Clearstream Banking S.A. and Head of Settlement & Custody Core Products in Deutsche Börse Groups’ Clients, Products & Core Markets division. Philip is responsible for Global Client Relations, Network and Product Management and a member of the Deutsche Börse Group Management Committee.  Previously he was Global Head of Client Relations, a position he moved to from the London office in 2008, where he was General Manager and Headed Client Relations for United Kingdom, Ireland, Nordic and the Americas.

He joined the company in July 2005 after twelve years in the custody and clearing business, in a variety of front office sales and relationship management positions. Prior to joining Clearstream, he spent seven years at The Bank of New York, latterly as Managing Director and Head of European Sales, two years at Morgan Stanley International and seven years at Barclays PLC. He holds a degree in Banking, Insurance and Finance from University College North Wales, Bangor.

Dr. Colin Hunt

Managing Director of Wholesale and Institutional Banking AIB

Dr. Colin Hunt, BComm, MEconSc, PhD, has been Managing Director of Wholesale and Institutional Banking at Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. since August 8, 2016. Dr. Hunt served as the Division Director of Macquarie Capital. Dr. Hunt was responsible for the Macquarie corporate advisory activities in Ireland. He has 25 years’ experience in the financial services sector. He served as a Director of Dublin office-Bank at Macquarie Group Limited since October 2007. He served as the Special Adviser to the Ministers for Finance and Transport of Ireland. He served as the Research Director and Chief Economist of Goodbody Stockbrokers, Research Division. He served as the Head of Trading Research of Bank of Ireland Group. He served as the Treasury and Country Risk Analyst of NatWest. He served as Managing Director (Ireland) of Macquarie where he directed transactions such as the purchase of a majority stake in Eircom by Singapore Technologies Telemedia and the disposals of Quinn Direct Insurance and Quinn Healthcare. He served as a Non-Executive Director of Aer Lingus Group plc from January 31, 2008 to January 29, 2014. He is an Economist by profession. Dr. Hunt is a Graduate of University College Cork and Trinity College Dublin.

Dr. Loretta O’Sullivan

Group Chief Economist at Bank of Ireland

Dr Loretta O’Sullivan is Group Chief Economist at Bank of Ireland. Loretta heads up the Economic Research Unit and is responsible for economic analysis, including commentary, forecasts and research for various Group stakeholders and customers. She joined the Group from the Central Bank of Ireland, where she held the position of Senior Economist within the Monetary Policy & International Relations Division. Prior to that, she was a Senior Economist at the Department of Finance, during which time she was seconded for two years to the European Commission’s Economic and Financial Affairs Directorate in Brussels.

Loretta holds a Ph.D in Economics from Trinity College Dublin, an MA in Policy, Management and Government from the University of York, and a BA (Mod) in Economics and Social Studies from Trinity College Dublin.

Pat Farrell

Head of Group Communications and Government Relations, Bank of Ireland

Pat Farrell was appointed to his current role in June 2013.

From 2004, Pat was Chief Executive of the Irish Banking Federation, the representative body of the banking and financial services sector in Ireland.

Prior to that, Pat held a number of senior executive positions in financial services, public affairs and healthcare sectors.  These included positions as Head of Marketing and Communications at EBS Building Society between 1998 and 2003, General Secretary of the political party Fianna Fail from 1991 to 1997 and a number of senior positions in health care management, including a period as Chief Executive Officer of Galvia Hospital in Galway.

Pat is a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers in Ireland,  a Chartered Director (IoD), an  alumni of Columbia Business School Executive Education Programme  and former member of the Irish Senate.

Nick Kounis

Global Head of Macro and Financial Research ABN Amro

Nick Kounis is responsible for macro & financial markets research at ABN AMRO. He focuses on global economic issues and has been mostly busy analysing Europe’s sovereign debt crisis over recent years. He frequently gives presentations for participants in the financial markets as well as in industry an appears regularly in the media. Nick was previously Chief European Economist at Fortis. Before coming a bank economist, he worked at HM Treasury in London (the UK ministry of finance), advising ministers on the international economy, including sovereign debt problems and IMF programmes. He also advised on macroeconomic policy and the fiscal framework. Nick holds degrees in economics and finance, most recently from Durham University in the UK.

Christophe Frankel

Deputy CEO/CFO at European Stability Mechanism

Christophe Frankel has been the CFO and Deputy Managing Director of ESM since its foundation. His responsibilities include Investment and Treasury, Finance and Control and Human Resources.

Previously, Mr Frankel was Head of Financial Markets at Crédit Foncier de France in Paris. He was also previously Chief Financial Officer for CADES, the body which amortizes social security debt for the French Government and Head of Capital Markets and Funding for the CEPME.

Mr Frankel holds a Master in Finance from ESSEC in France and a Master in Sciences and Techniques, and is a Certified Financial Analyst.

He has also been CFO and Deputy CEO of the EFSF since its creation in 2010.

Steen Ejerskov

Head of Monetary Policy and International Relations – Danmarks Nationalbank

Mr. Steen Ejerskov is Head of Monetary Policy and International Relations at Danmarks Nationalbank. He returned to the central bank in 2015 from a position as Senior Adviser in the Prime Minister’s Office (2012-2015). Mr. Ejerskov previously worked in Danmarks Nationalbank in the periods 1996-2000 and 2005-2011. He has been four years with the European Central Bank from 2001 where he was working as Senior Economist in the Monetary Policy Stance Division.

Between 2004 and 2011, he has worked as a Monetary Policy and Foreign Exchange Adviser for the IMF. He has been adviser on a peripatetic basis to the Central Bank of Egypt (2004-2006), the State Bank of Vietnam (for the Asian Development Bank, 2010), the Central Bank of United Arab Emirates (2011), and the National Bank of Ukraine (2007-2011). He has published working papers, articles and book chapters on monetary policy topics. He has been a guest teacher at University of Copenhagen, Institute for Mathematical Economics.

David Zahn

CFA, FRM Head of European Fixed Income Franklin Templeton Investment Management Limited

David Zahn, Head of European Fixed Income and Senior Vice President within Franklin Templeton’s Fixed Income Group. Mr. Zahn leads the management of European fixed income strategies and is a member of the Fixed Income Policy Committee. He is also a portfolio manager for a number of Global Aggregate and Global Government fixed income portfolios. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton in 2006, Mr. Zahn was a senior portfolio manager at Citigroup Asset Management. Mr. Zahn holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Maine and an M.B.A in finance from the University of Connecticut. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and is a qualified Financial Risk Manager (FRM)

Chris Iggo

CIO, Global Fixed Income, AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM)

Joined AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) in May 2005 and appointed Fixed Income CIO in September 2008. Initially a senior investment strategist with responsibility for overseeing the macroeconomic analysis, currency research and input into the tactical asset allocation process in the UK, Chris spent three years working in the UK fixed income team prior to his recent appointment.

Five years as Head of Strategy at Cazenove Fund Management.During this time Chris developed the “Business Cycle” model currently used by the AXA IM UK and European Equity teams. At the same time, he worked on developing a Strategic Asset Allocation approach to the design of private client portfolios.

Between 1996 and 2000 Chris worked at Barclays Capital, first as Chief US Economist (in New York) and then as Chief European Economist. Before that, Chris spent seven years at Chase Manhattan Bank in London and New York as an economist and foreign exchange strategist.

Chris holds a BSc and MSc in Economics from the University of London.

Torsti Silvonen

Deputy Director General, DG Market Operations ECB.

Torsti “Toto” Silvonen is Deputy Director General in the Directorate General Market Operations at the European Central Bank. He is currently responsible for leading and coordinating the ECB’s short-term market reporting, ECB’s FX market, own investment and foreign reserves activities as well as for coordinating the implementation of the ECB’s asset purchase programmes. He has been at the ECB from its outset and spent two years in Bahrain acting as an Advisor to the Central Bank of Bahrain in the area of Banking Operations. He started his central banking career as a Risk Analyst and Portfolio Manager at the Central Bank of Finland and has an M.Sc from the Helsinki School of Economics.

David Woolcock

Global Head of Sales and Business Development – Eurobase Banking Solutions

David is an experienced FX trader gained through a variety of roles in the industry. David is Chair of the Committee for Professionalism at ACI – The Financial Markets Association as well as Vice-Chairing the ACI FX Committee and has broad knowledge of and experience in writing Codes of Conduct in Ethical, Fair & Transparent OTC Markets.

After working for a number of banks between 1977 and 2003, specialising in e-FX from 1998, David did a stint at FXall leaving when it was sold to Thomson Reuters to take up his current position as Global Head of Sales and Business Development for Eurobase Banking Solutions.


Mr Rossa White

Chief Economist, Deputy Director – National Treasury Management Agency, Ireland

Rossa White was hired as Chief Economist of the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) in September 2010. He is also responsible for Investor Relations for the NTMA. He is part of the team whose goal it was to return Ireland to the bond market, following the crisis of 2010. The NTMA promoted him to Deputy Director in 2013.

Mr. White joined the NTMA from Davy where he became Chief Economist in 2008. He began his career at Davy in 2002.

Mr. White graduated with first-class honours from both the MA in Economics and the Bachelor of Commerce (International) at University College Dublin.

Phelim Keogan

Head of Currency Management – Fidelity International

Joined Fidelity in 2002 to establish their Global Treasury dealing centre, appointed Fidelity’s global Head of Currency Management in 2004. Manages teams based in Dublin, Tokyo and Sydney, forming Treasury capability hubs for Fidelity’s Corporate entities, clients, funds and Institutional mandates to consume standardised Treasury risk management services.

Dr. David Kelly

Chief Global Strategist – JP Morgan Asset Management

Dr. David Kelly is the Chief Global Strategist and Head of the Global Market Insights Strategy Team for J.P. Morgan Funds. With over 20 years of experience, David provides valuable insight and perspective on the economy and markets to thousands of financial advisors and their clients.

Throughout his career, David has developed a unique ability to explain complex economic and market issues in a language that financial advisors can use to communicate to their clients. He is a keynote speaker at many national investment conferences. David is also a frequent guest on CNBC, and other financial news outlets and is widely quoted in the financial press.

Prior to joining J.P. Morgan Funds, David served as Economic Advisor to Putnam Investments. He has also served as a senior strategist/economist at SPP Investment Management, Primark Decision Economics, Lehman Brothers and DRI/McGraw-Hill.

David is a CFA® charterholder. He also has an Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from Michigan State University and a B.A. in Economics from University College Dublin in the Republic of Ireland.

Dr. Lindsey Piegza

Managing Director, Chief Economist • Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated

Dr. Lindsey Piegza is the Chief Economist for Stifel Fixed Income. She specializes in research and analysis of economic trends and activity, world economies, financial markets and fiscal policies.

Piegza joined Stifel in 2015 amid the merger with Sterne Agee where she was Chief Economist. Prior to her roles with Stifel and Sterne Agee, she was the Senior Economist for an investment bank for eight years in New York City.

In addition to more than 13 years of professional experience, Piegza has published academic papers in prestigious journals such as the Harvard Business Review and in textbooks from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Often quoted in the business press, Piegza is a regular guest on CNBC, Fox News, CNN and Bloomberg, as well as national radio and other business news outlets. She is also a highly sought after speaker across national and international forums.

Piegza is a member of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) and American Economic Association (AEA). She holds a B.A. from Northwestern University in political science and a B.A. in economics with honors and distinction. She earned her Ph.D. in economics from the City
University of New York. She is a native of Chicago and is based in Stifel’s downtown Chicago office.

Kit Juckes

Global Fixed Income Strategist –  Société Générale

Kit Juckes joined Société Générale as Global Head of FX Strategy in 2010, before taking an additional role covering fixed income, credit and currency strategy. Before joining the bank, Kit was Chief Economist at the ECU Group, a London based currency management firm. Prior to this, he worked at RBS Global Banking & Markets as Global Head of Research.
He joined RBS as a result of the takeover Natwest Markets where he was Head of Bond and Foreign Exchange Strategy. Kit was born in Kenya, brought up in France and studied economics at UCL in London.
He started his career in 1985 with MMS Ltd in Frankfurt and has worked at Mitsui Bank and at SG Warburg in London.

José Miguel Cardoso da Costa

Head of Research and Reporting Unit of IGCP

José Miguel Cardoso da Costa is Head of Research and Reporting Unit of IGCP (Portuguese Treasury and Debt Management Agency) since 2011. He received his Licenciatura from the University of Coimbra in 2000 and MSc from the London School of Economics in 2001. He also received a PhD from Nova School of Business and Economics in 2010 (dissertation on Optimal Public Debt Management), where he has been teaching Maths and Macroeconomic courses since 2005. He has worked at IGCP between 2001 and 2005, and again since 2009.

Harvinder Sian

Global Head of G10 Rates Strategy, Citibank

Harvinder Sian joined Citi in February 2015 and is Global Head of G10 Rates Research. Prior to joining Citi, Harvinder was Head of European Economics, Rates and CEEMEA research at RBS, where the team was ranked number one in Interest Rate Strategy by Institutional Investor magazine, and was also consistently in the top rankings for General Strategy.   Harvinder also ranks very highly in Greenwich surveys.  Mr Sian, has specialised in European fixed income and has published on asset-liability impacts as well as the impact of the Euro crisis on markets.

Nigel Rogers

Head of Trading Adrian Lee & Partners

Nigel is a founding partner of Adrian Lee & Partners. Previously Nigel worked for JP Morgan Investment Management from 1995 to 1999 as Vice President and Global Head of Foreign Exchange Trading. Prior to JPMIM, Nigel gained extensive market experience in the employment of Barclays de Zoete Wedd, which he joined in 1985. During his tenure he was a trader in the foreign exchange spot market, interest rate market, and held the position of an executive in corporate sales, involving foreign exchange, interest rate and derivative products.

Alex Deane

Managing Director and UK Head of Public Affairs, FTI Consulting

Alex Deane is Managing Director and UK Head of Public Affairs at the global advisory firm FTI Consulting. A non-practising barrister, he now counsels leading businesses in multiple sectors. An active member of the Conservative Party since 1995, he was Chief of Staff to David Cameron in opposition. He regularly appears in the UK and international media as a political commentator and was the Executive Director of the Grassroots Out Movement, an umbrella organisation which campaigned for the UK to leave the EU.

Naeem Aslam

Chief Market Analyst, Think Markets UK Ltd.

Naeem Aslam is Chief Market Analyst at ThinkMarkets. He won the National Award in 2010 for “Young Irish Broker”.

He frequently partakes across all major TV media outlets such as Bloomberg, CNBC, BBC, Fox Business, Fance24, Sky News, Al Jazeera and many other Tier one media across the globe. He is a contributor on Forbes and CNBC digital print sites and writes about vital volatility events.

His wealth of trading the financial markets experience spans over 10 years and he has specialised in the technical and fundamental analysis. Naeem has worked with Bank of America in equity trading and Bank of New York as a hedge fund trader.

His research encompasses the daily movements in financial markets and the focus is on key economic events. Naeem often participates in panel discussions on notable emerging economic trends.

He has worked with top UK universities in providing education to financial trading society students and regularly holds lectures with the London School of Economics.

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