Hungary: A regional economic and financial centre (In-person)

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Thu 16 Nov 202308:15 - 19:00

The next few years present a significant opportunity for Hungary to establish its credentials as a significant economic and financial centre, both regionally and more widely. This OMFIF conference will convene in Budapest a group of leading investment managers, policymakers, practitioners, bankers and other financial services providers to join speakers from the official sector.  They will provide the international financial community with unique insights into regional macroeconomic developments and the potential to invest in and via Hungary.

Speakers

Martin Blum

Head of Desk Strategy and Capital Markets Development

Raiffeisen Bank International

Martin Blum

Head of Desk Strategy and Capital Markets Development

Raiffeisen Bank International

Martin Blum is head of desk strategy and capital markets development at Raiffeisen Bank International. He leads Raiffeisen’s desk strategy which provides emerging European strategy to the group’s institutional clients as well as heading capital markets development. Prior to this, he headed UniCredit’s emerging market economic research and strategy.

Mate Brezovszki

Chief Executive Officer

Perfinal Technologies

Mate Brezovszki

Chief Executive Officer

Perfinal Technologies

Mate Brezovszki is founder and chief executive officer of Perfinal. Perfinal is the core banking solution provider for Magyar Nemzeti Bank’s live retail central bank digital currency pilot. His transition from institutional banking to innovative finance is marked by experiments across blockchain, decentralised finance and scalable financial solutions.

György Éder

Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board

OTP Alapkezelő

György Éder

Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board

OTP Alapkezelő

György Éder has nearly three decades of experience in money and capital markets and portfolio management. He is a founding member of the Hungarian Chapter of the CFA Institute. Between 1994 and 2007, he worked as a portfolio manager, Head of department and then Deputy head of department in the Department of Money and Foreign Exchange Markets of the Hungarian National Bank, and was a member of the Asset and Liability Committee. Prior to this, he was Head of trading in the Capital Markets department of Raiffeisen Bank Hungary. He joined OTP Alapkezelő Zrt. as strategic adviser and is now the CEO of the asset management company.

László Fazekas

Chief Financial Officer, Deputy CEO

MVM

László Fazekas

Chief Financial Officer, Deputy CEO

MVM

László Fazekas is deputy chief executive officer and chief financial officer at MVM. Prior to this role, he was group controlling director at MVM as well as CEO, CFO and member of the board of directors at MVM CEEnergy Zrt.

Bálint Fischer

Chief Business Development Officer

Dorsum

Bálint Fischer

Chief Business Development Officer

Dorsum

Bálint Fischer is chief business development officer at Dorsum. His duties involve wealth management and helping financial institutions in their digital transformation in this domain. Fischer has been working as a business-side decision maker for banks, brokerages and investment management firms, with an interest to innovate with the latest fintech solutions.

Christopher Garnett

Senior Adviser

OMFIF

Christopher Garnett

Senior Adviser

OMFIF

Christopher Garnett is senior adviser at OMFIF. He also runs his the consultancy ChuteCourt Asesores. He is the principal permanent adviser for the UK to the executive president of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration. He worked for Euromoney from 1988-2016. He was the director of their conferences business and a group executive committee member and remained consultant to the business for five years.

Mihály Geiszbühl

Head of Capital Markets

Erste Bank Hungary

Mihály Geiszbühl

Head of Capital Markets

Erste Bank Hungary

Mihály Geiszbühl is head of capital markets at Erste Bank Hungary. He is also executive director of Erste Investment and supervisory board member of Erste Mortgage Bank and Erste Securities Polska. Prior to this, he worked for Erste Group Bank AG as head of group corporate sales of capital markets, covering the capital markets sales activity in the CEE region.

Geoff Gottlieb

Senior Resident Representative, Regional Office for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe

International Monetary Fund

Geoff Gottlieb

Senior Resident Representative, Regional Office for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe

International Monetary Fund

Geoff Gottlieb is senior resident representive of the regional office for central, eastern and southeastern Europe at the International Monetary Fund. His previous positions at the IMF include mission chief for Mongolia and Myanmar and senior economist on China and Greece. He has also held positions at Fortress Investment Group, Goldman Sachs and US Department of Treasury.

Caroline Grady

Head of Emerging Market Research

Macro Hive

Caroline Grady

Head of Emerging Market Research

Macro Hive

Caroline Grady is head of emerging market research at Macro Hive. She was previously a senior emerging market economist at Deutsche Bank, where she covered central Europe and other countries within the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. She has also worked as a leader writer at the Financial Times writing the FT View on various macro themes.

Anna Grochowska

Deputy Head of Unit at the European Commission, Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

European Commission

Anna Grochowska

Deputy Head of Unit at the European Commission, Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

European Commission

Anna Grochowska is Deputy Head of Unit at the European Commission, Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union. Anna co-manages the work of the team dealing with national financial systems. She leads financial sector country surveillance for selected countries and she supervises the work on the European Semester and the design and implementation of national Recovery and Resilience Plans. This work aims to maintain macro-financial stability across the EU and to support investor confidence and growth. The team cooperates extensively with other EU institutions such as the European Central Bank, the European Stability Mechanism, European Supervisory Authorities, the International Monetary Fund, national authorities as well as private sector stakeholders.

Since joining the European Commission in 2011, Anna has worked on monitoring financial stability and financial sector policy developments in the area of capital markets, sustainable finance; non-performing loans; open strategic autonomy. Earlier, she worked as Senior Auditor on banking and insurance related projects.

Gábor Gyura

Consultant

United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative

Gábor Gyura

Consultant

United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative

Gábor Gyura is a consultant for the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative. He supports financial institutions globally to manage their sustainability impacts in line with the UN’s principles for responsible banking. He was previously founding head of the sustainable finance department at Magyar Nemzeti Bank.

Radovan Jelasity

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Erste Bank Hungary

Radovan Jelasity

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Erste Bank Hungary

Radován Jelasity is chairman and chief executive officer of Erste Bank in Hungary. He is also president of the Hungarian Banking Association and previously served as governor of the National Bank of Serbia. He started his banking career at Deutsche Bank, where he worked as area manager for central and eastern Europe.

Ferenc Kementzey

Member of the Management Board, Deputy Chief Executive Officer; Head of Corporates, Markets and Investment Banking

Raiffeisen Bank Hungary

Ferenc Kementzey

Member of the Management Board, Deputy Chief Executive Officer; Head of Corporates, Markets and Investment Banking

Raiffeisen Bank Hungary

Ferenc Kementzey is deputy chief executive officer and head of corporates, markets and investment banking at Raiffeisen Bank. He was also head of large corporate banking at Bank Austria Creditanstalt Rt, head of large corporate business of HVB Bank Rt and led the corporate sales of Unicredit Hungary.

Zoltán Kuráli

Chief Executive Officer

Government Debt Management Agency, Hungary

Zoltán Kuráli

Chief Executive Officer

Government Debt Management Agency, Hungary

Zoltán Kuráli is chief executive officer of Hungary’s government debt management agency. He worked at various commercial and investment banks, including BNP-Dresdner and Citi before moving to Deutsche Bank, where he held various management and senior investment banking positions.

David Lodge

Head, Euro Area External Sector & Euro Adoption Division

European Central Bank

David Lodge

Head, Euro Area External Sector & Euro Adoption Division

European Central Bank

David Lodge is head of the euro area external sector and euro adoption division at the European Central Bank. The division monitors developments in European Union countries in central and eastern Europe. Lodge also previously worked in various roles in the International Directorate of the ECB and Bank of England.

David Marsh

Chairman

OMFIF

David Marsh

Chairman

OMFIF

David Marsh is Chairman and Co-Founder of OMFIF. Before starting at OMFIF in late 2009, he worked for City merchant bank Robert Fleming, corporate finance boutique Hawkpoint, German management consultancy Droege and London investment firm London & Oxford. Marsh took over the chairmanship from John Plender on 1 January 2018 having been Managing Director since 2014. He moved to a non-executive role following John Orchard’s appointment as Chief Executive effective 1 January 2020.

Reiner Martin

Executive Director

National Bank of Slovakia

Reiner Martin

Executive Director

National Bank of Slovakia

Reiner Martin is executive director at the National Bank of Slovakia. He was previously deputy head of the macro-financial linkages division at the European Central Bank and research adviser at the Oesterreichische Nationalbank. More recently, his work focuses on financial stability topics, including macroprudential policy, non-performing loan management and resolution.

Tomomitsu Maruta

Sustainable Finance Associate Officer, Capital Markets Department, Finance Directorate

European Investment Bank

Tomomitsu Maruta

Sustainable Finance Associate Officer, Capital Markets Department, Finance Directorate

European Investment Bank

Tomomitsu Victor Maruta is sustainable finance associate officer of capital markets and finance directorate at European Investment Bank. He works on developing the bank’s green and sustainability bonds and their gradual alignment with the European Union taxonomy regulation and the upcoming EU Green Bond Standard.

Kaan Nazli

Senior Portfolio Manager and Economist

Neuberger Berman

Kaan Nazli

Senior Portfolio Manager and Economist

Neuberger Berman

Kaan Nazli is senior portfolio manager and economist for emerging markets debt at Neuberger Berman. He has previous positions in ING Investment Management and Medley Global Advisors, where he worked on macro research and sovereign debt credit views. He also worked as a research analyst for Eurasia Group where he advised financial institutions on central and eastern Europe.

Chris Ostrowski

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

SODA - Public Digital Money

Chris Ostrowski

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

SODA - Public Digital Money

Chris Ostrowski is chief executive officer and founder of SODA. He leads in order to create and deliver real life use cases for central banks and other public finance institutions as they test central bank digital currencies and blockchain technology. Ostrowski also helped launch OMFIF’s Digital Monetary Institute as an independent platform for convening central banks on digital payments, distributed ledger technology and blockchain.

David Papp

Head of Sustainable Finance Policy

Magyar Nemzeti Bank

David Papp

Head of Sustainable Finance Policy

Magyar Nemzeti Bank

David Papp is head of sustainable finance policy at Maygar Nemzeti Bank. In this role, he leads a team in accelerating Hungary’s green financing and increasing financial institutions’ awareness and resilience towards climate risks. Previously, he worked several years in development banking, where his area of expertise was financing renewable energy projects in emerging economies.

Taylor Pearce

Senior Economist, Economic and Monetary Policy Institute

OMFIF

Taylor Pearce

Senior Economist, Economic and Monetary Policy Institute

OMFIF

Taylor Pearce is senior economist at the OMFIF Economic and Monetary Policy Institute. She contributes to a range of research, reports and commentaries on monetary and macroeconomic themes. She participated in the international parliamentary scholarship programme at the German parliament, during which she interned for the chairman of the EU affairs committee.

Anastasia Petraki

Head of Sustainability for Germany, Austria, German-speaking Switzerland and Eastern Europe

BlackRock

Anastasia Petraki

Head of Sustainability for Germany, Austria, German-speaking Switzerland and Eastern Europe

BlackRock

Anastasia Petraki is head of sustainability for BlackRock Germany, Austria and eastern Europe. Prior to this, she was sustainability investment director at Schroders Investment Management and head of policy research, developing thought leadership research on policy and regulation in asset management, sustainability and stewardship and retail investor participation.

Maral Shamloo

Managing Director in Fixed Income and Liquidity Solutions

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Maral Shamloo

Managing Director in Fixed Income and Liquidity Solutions

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Maral Shamloo is managing director in fixed income and liquidity solutions at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. She is responsible for sovereign economic research on the emerging market debt team. She was also a principal economist at the Bank of Canada working at the financial markets department, International Monetary Fund as mission chief for Grenada and country economist for Argentina and Greece.

Tomas Slacik

Senior Economist, Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe Section, Economics Analysis and Research Department

Oesterreichische Nationalbank

Tomas Slacik

Senior Economist, Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe Section, Economics Analysis and Research Department

Oesterreichische Nationalbank

Tomas Slacik is senior economist in the central, eastern and southeastern Europe section at the Oesterreichische Nationalbank’s economics analysis and research department. He has also worked for the European Central Bank, European Investment Bank and has previously carried out analytical work on early warning indicators for financial crises, inflation, investment and structural issues.

Nóra Szeles

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder

Tőkeportál

Nóra Szeles

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder

Tőkeportál

Anikó Szombati

Executive Director, Chief Digital Officer

Magyar Nemzeti Bank

Anikó Szombati

Executive Director, Chief Digital Officer

Magyar Nemzeti Bank

Anikó Szombati is executive director and chief digital officer at Magyar Nemzeti Bank. She is responsible for promoting digital transformation in the financial sector as well as within the central bank, including the implementation of cutting-edge technologies and research on central bank digital currencies. Szombati is also a member of the Financial Stability Council.

Tobias Tenner

Head of Digitalisation, Associate Director

Association of German Banks

Tobias Tenner

Head of Digitalisation, Associate Director

Association of German Banks

Tobias Tenner is head of digitalisation and associate director of the Association of German Banks. He focuses on tokenisation, decentralised finance, artificial intelligence and more. Prior to this, he leaded as a strategy consultant for a big four digital transformation project, worked as a consultant in the capital market area and previously as a broker at the Berlin Stock Exchange.

Olaf Toelke

Managing Director & Head of Corporate Ratings

Scope Ratings

Olaf Toelke

Managing Director & Head of Corporate Ratings

Scope Ratings

Olaf Tölke is managing director and head of corporate ratings at Scope Ratings GmbH. He is responsible for corporate ratings. Prior to this role, he worked for S&P as senior director for ratings-coordination of the global pharma sector. His earlier professional career also includes equity research positions at AXA Investment Managers as well as at Merrill Lynch.

Peter Töreki

Head of Group Funding

MOL Group

Peter Töreki

Head of Group Funding

MOL Group

Peter Töreki is head of group funding at MOL Group. In this role, he is responsible for the external funding of the Group, handling an €6bn financing portfolio. Before his career in the MOL Group treasury, he worked at MKB Bank as risk controller and then at MSCI as market and liquidity risk controller and then asset risk modeller.

Barnabás Virág

Deputy Governor

Magyar Nemzeti Bank

Barnabás Virág

Deputy Governor

Magyar Nemzeti Bank

Barnabás Virág is deputy governor of Magyar Nemzeti Bank. He is responsible for monetary policy, financial stability and international relations. Prior to his appointment as deputy governor, he served as executive director of the MNB, where he was responsible for monetary policy and economic analysis. Before this role, he was director of the MNB responsible for economic analysis and prior to this, an analyst. He was also an analyst at the Hungary’s ministry of finance. 

Matthias Zeinitzer

Director, iShares & Wealth CEE

BlackRock

Matthias Zeinitzer

Director, iShares & Wealth CEE

BlackRock

Matthias Zeinitzer is a member of the iShares & Wealth EEA Team based in Vienna. His main focus is the business development in Central Eastern Europe including Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia. Matthias covers all three segments – asset owners, asset managers and wealth/retail – in all 6 countries. Key accomplishments of the iSW CEE team have been the first-time registration of ETFs in SK and PL, the harmonization of the active product offering in CZ SK, PL and HU as well as the strong client and asset growth.

Prior to joining BlackRock, Matthias Zeinitzer has worked for IQAM Invest, a quant asset management boutique based in Austria, for more than 10 years. There he was first based in the asset management team where he managed more than EUR 1bn of AUM in multi asset and equity strategies. He helped to develop new quant driven asset management strategies and portfolio optimization models. He was mainly involved in the integration of ESG into the core equity products. Since 2015 he simultaneously worked as relationship manager and covered the top 10 financial consulting companies in Germany. Before his departure he was heading the product management department with 5 direct reports.

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08:15-09:00 Registration and refreshments
09:00-17:30 Conference
17:30-19:00 Drinks reception

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