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FT-12 Hay Hill Davos Debrief

London |
Speakers include:
Martin Wolf CBE

Martin Wolf CBE

Financial Times

Miranda Green

Miranda Green

Financial Times

Gideon Rachman

Gideon Rachman

Financial Times

Overview

Every year, the Financial Times sends some of its top journalists to cover the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting at Davos, where they have direct access to some of the most influential decision-makers and thought leaders, from governments, businesses, financial institutions and academia.

On January 30, in an exclusive, invitation-only event in London, senior FT commentators will share first-hand accounts of the 2019 meeting -- who made waves, what was achieved, and what this all means for the year ahead -- at the second FT-12 Hay Hill Davos Debrief, organised by the Financial Times and 12 Hay Hill, the private members’ business club in Mayfair.

They will be joined by a number of high level guest speakers across three thought-provoking and interactive sessions, covering geopolitics, global economics and markets, finance and business.

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Agenda - 30th Jan

  • 8:00am
    Breakfast
  • 9:00am
    Session 1 -- Economics and Markets

    Sustaining global growth amid political and technological disruption -- Are our financial, monetary and institutional frameworks fit for purpose?

    Chair:

    Chris Giles, Economics Editor, Financial Times

    In conversation with:

    Gavyn Davies, Chairman, Fulcrum Asset Management

    Hélène Rey, Lord Bagri Professor of Economics, London Business School

    Elina Ribakova, Visiting Fellow, Bruegel

    Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times

  • 10:30am
    Networking Break
  • 12:00pm
    Session 2 -- Geopolitics

    Back to the 1930s? Trump, China, Brexit, and the dangers of de-globalisation

    Chair:

    Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator, Financial Times

    In conversation with:

    John Chipman, Director-General and Chief Executive, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

    Miranda Green, Deputy Opinion Editor, Financial Times

    Denis Staunton, London Editor, The Irish Times

  • 1:30pm
    Lunch
  • 5:00pm
    Session 3 -- The Business Perspective

    Beyond the Deal:  What sectors are set for a shake-up in the year ahead?

    Chair:

    Arash Massoudi, Corporate Finance and Deals Editor, Financial Times

    In conversation with:

    Jennifer Dunstan, Partner, Head of Fund Investor Relations, 3i

    David Isenegge, Group Head of Mergers and Acquisitions, Centrica 

    Michal Krupinski, CEO, Bank Pekao

    Roland Turnill, Head of Mergers and Acquisitions Practice, Slaughter and May

  • 6:30pm
    Networking drinks

FT Contributors (5)

Martin Wolf CBE

Martin Wolf CBE

Chief Economics Commentator
Financial Times

Martin Wolf is Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 “for services to financial journalism”. He was a member of the UK government’s Independent Commission on Banking between June 2010 and September 2011. Mr Wolf is an honorary fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford University, Corpus Christi College, Oxford University and King’s College, London. He is also an honorary professor at the University of Nottingham. In 2014, he was made a University Global Fellow of Columbia University, and a Senior Fellow in Global Economic Policy at its School of International Public Affairs. He is a member of the International Media Council of the World Economic Forum.

Mr Wolf has been included in Foreign Policy’s list of the Top 100 Global Thinkers. In 2019, he received the Gerald Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award for distinguished business and financial journalism. He has also won the Wincott Foundation senior prize for excellence in financial journalism, the RTZ David Watt memorial prize, the Journalism Prize of the Fundacio Catalunya Oberta (Open Catalonia Foundation), Commentator of the Year at the Business Journalist of the Year Awards, the “Ludwig-Erhard Preis für Wirtschaftspublizistik” (“Ludwig Erhard Prize for economic commentary”), and “Commentariat of the Year” at the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards. The Society of American Business Editors and Writers recognised Mr Wolf in its Best in Business Journalism competition. He has also won the Ischia International Journalism Prize and the Overseas Press Club of America’s prize for “best commentary on international news in any medium”.

His most recent publications are Fixing Global Finance (Washington D.C: Johns Hopkins University Press, and London: Yale University Press, 2008 and 2010) and The Shifts and The Shocks: What we’ve learned – and have still to learn – from the financial crisis (London and New York: Allen Lane, 2014). Mr Wolf was educated at Oxford University. He has honorary doctorates from Kingston University, Macquarie University, the London School of Economics, Warwick University and KU Leuven.

Miranda Green

Miranda Green

Deputy Opinion Editor
Financial Times

Miranda Green is a political writer and commentator with experience of both sides of the divide between political parties and the media. After training as a reporter, she worked for the Liberal Democrats in the House of Commons from 1995 to 1999, ending up as Paddy Ashdown's press secretary. After a short stint at the BBC political unit she went to the Financial Times to work on both UK and global news and was the paper's Education Correspondent and Political Correspondent. She was founding Editor of The Day, a daily online news and current affairs service for schools and teenagers before returning to the FT, where she is now Deputy Opinion Editor and a columnist on social policy and politics. A regular on political broadcast shows and sometime presenter of BBC Radio 4's What The Papers Say, she was recently named the 2018 prizewinner in the Comment Awards' social, diary and culture commentator of the year category.

Gideon Rachman

Gideon Rachman

Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator
Financial Times

Gideon Rachman became Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator for the Financial Times in 2006. He speaks authoritatively about economics, politics, and globalisation as they apply to Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and more, and writes a weekly column on international politics as well as feature articles. Mr Rachman joined the FT after a 15-year career at The Economist, which included spells as a foreign correspondent in Brussels, Washington and Bangkok. He also edited The Economist’s business and Asia sections. Mr Rachman’s book, Zero-Sum World, about the future of international relations was published in the UK in 2010. He was named as foreign affairs commentator of the year in the UK Comment Awards for 2010. He is a regular broadcaster for — amongst others — the BBC, CNN and NPR, and also a regular public speaker before both academic and business audiences. Mr Rachman is a graduate of Caius College, Cambridge and has been a visiting fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

Chris Giles

Chris Giles

Economics Editor
Financial Times

‪Chris Giles is the Economics Editor of the Financial Times. He leads the reporting of economics in the newspaper and on FT.com, and has been Economics Editor since 2004. 

He reports on international economic trends and the British economy, and contributes comment to FT.com’s premium blog, dedicated to central banking and money supply. He was previously the FT’s leader writer on economic affairs. 

Mr Giles was named Business Journalist of the Year at the British Journalism Awards 2012. He has also won the Royal Statistical Society’s prize for excellence in journalism in 2008 and 2012. He was a member of the 2014 advisory board of the Journal of the European Economic Association. 

Before becoming Economics Editor, he spent a year at the communications regulator, Ofcom, writing reports about digital switchover and public service broadcasting. 

Prior to joining the Financial Times in 2000, Mr Giles was an economics reporter at the BBC. He started his career in research, spending seven years as an economist for the Institute for Fiscal Studies and has a wide publications record. At the IFS he led or worked on projects for clients including the Treasury, the OECD and the European Commission. 

Mr Giles is a graduate of Cambridge University and holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Birkbeck College, London University.

Arash Massoudi

Arash Massoudi

Corporate Finance and Deals Editor
Financial Times, and Co-Creator, FT Due Diligence

Arash Massoudi is Corporate Finance and Deals Editor at the Financial Times based in London, where he has worked since 2014. Prior to that, he was capital markets reporter in the FT's New York bureau. He is the co-creator of the FT’s premium corporate finance briefing called Due Diligence. He joined the FT in London in 2011 from the US government where he served in the Commerce department.

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Speakers (9)

Hélène Rey

Hélène Rey

Lord Bagri Professor of Economics
London Business School

Hélène Rey, OBE, is Lord Bagri Professor of Economics at London Business School. Until 2007, she was at Princeton University, as Professor of Economics and International Affairs. Her research focuses on external imbalances, financial crises, the links between monetary policy and the financial sector, and the organisation of the international monetary system. She has received numerous prizes, including the inaugural Birgit Grodal Award, the Yrjö Jahnsson Award of the European Economic Association and the inaugural Carl Menger Preis. She is an elected foreign member of the Econometric Society, the British Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a member of the French Financial Stability Committee.

John Chipman

John Chipman

Director-General and Chief Executive
International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

John Chipman CMG is Director-General and Chief Executive of The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). He has served on a variety of corporate international advisory boards and company Boards of Directors and consults widely for businesses with international interests. His Harvard Business Review article of September 2016 on ‘Why Your Company needs a Foreign Policy’ has been influential in guiding corporate policy. He speaks regularly to business audiences on political risk, regional security and global trends. He is the author of two books and numerous articles and opinion pieces. Prior to assuming the Directorship of the IISS in 1993 he served as a Research Associate (1983-84), Assistant Director (1987-90) and Director of Studies (1990-93) at the IISS with a spell (1985-87) as a Research Associate at the Atlantic Institute for International Affairs in Paris.

As CEO of the IISS, Dr Chipman has directed its growth globally as the world’s premier institute providing facts and analysis on international security issues and has developed its role as a convener of vital inter-governmental summits. He conceived and established two regional security institutions under IISS auspices: in the Asia-Pacific the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue hosted by Singapore, and in the Middle East the IISS Manama Dialogue hosted by Bahrain. He was made Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 1999. He holds a BA (Hons) from Harvard, an MA (Distinction) from the London School of Economics and an M.Phil and D.Phil from Balliol College Oxford.

Gavyn Davies

Gavyn Davies

Chairman
Fulcrum Asset Management

Gavyn Davies has been Chairman of Fulcrum Asset Management since 2004. He is a founding partner of Active Private Equity and Anthos Capital. He is a Senior Adviser to Prisma Capital, a subsidiary of KKR. 

Mr Davies joined the Policy Unit at 10 Downing Street as an Economist in 1974 and was an Economic Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister from 1976-79. He then pursued a career as a City economist, first with Phillips and Drew (1979-81), then with Simon and Coates (1981-86). He joined Goldman Sachs International in April 1986 and was a Partner or Managing Director from 1988 to 2001. He was also the firm’s Chief Economist over that period and Chairman of the Global Investment Research Department. From 1979 to 2001, he was repeatedly ranked as the City's top UK, European or global economist in surveys of institutional investors. From 1992 to 1997, he was a member of HM Treasury's Independent Forecasting Panel. 

In 1999, he chaired a UK government inquiry into 'The Future Funding of the BBC'. He was appointed Chairman of the BBC in October 2001 and resigned his position in January 2004. He has been an Economic Adviser to the House of Commons Select Committee on the Treasury and a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. 

Mr Davies graduated in Economics from St John's College, Cambridge, followed by two years of research at Balliol College, Oxford. He has received an Honorary Doctor of Science (social sciences) from the University of Southampton, an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws from Nottingham University, a Fellowship of The University of Wales, Aberystwyth, a Fellowship of Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, and an honorary doctorate from Middlesex University.

Jennifer Dunstan

Jennifer Dunstan

Partner, Head of Fund Investor Relations
3i

Jennifer Dunstan is the Partner heading the Fund Investor Relations team.

Prior to this, Jennifer was a Partner in the UK Buyouts team and Head of Consumer in the UK. Since joining 3i in 2005 she has co-led 3i’s investment in Mayborn and led the take privates of Telecity Group and Redbus to create TelecityRedbus.

Prior to joining 3i, Jennifer spent nine years at Terra Firma Capital Partners and Nomura’s Principal Finance Group (PFG), where she was Managing Director. In addition to numerous portfolio responsibilities, major deals that she led there include the privatisation of Angel Train Contracts and the acquisition of Inn Partnership. Jennifer started her career as a solicitor for Allen, Allen & Hemsley in Sydney and London.

Jennifer holds a BA degree and LLB from the University of Sydney.  She is the immediate past Chair and a Co-Founder of Level 20, an initiative to support women in private equity, and a Trustee of The Fred Hollows Foundation (UK

David  Isenegge

David Isenegge

Group Chief of Staff and Group Head of Mergers and Acquisitions

David Isenegger is Centrica plc’s Group Chief of Staff (appointed 2018) and Group Head of Acquisitions. He joined Centrica in 2010 as General Counsel, Centrica Energy. Prior to joining Centrica he held senior legal roles in Shell, including Head of Legal for Shell UK’s E&P business and Senior Counsel responsible for Shell International’s oil, gas and transportation transactions and joint ventures in Iran and Kazakhstan. Before Shell he had a senior legal role with the Sasol Group, where he developed gas to liquids and chemicals projects and joint ventures in the Middle East, West Africa and Japan. He spent 2 years as a Team Leader with the United Nations Security Council in Geneva resolving energy sector claims against Iraq from the first Gulf War. His legal career began in private practice in Calgary. He is a graduate of the University of Alberta and qualified as a lawyer in Canada and England. He also served as an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy reaching the rank of Lieutenant.

Michał Krupiński

Michał Krupiński

CEO
Bank Pekao

Michał Krupiński currently serves as CEO of Bank Pekao, the third largest universal bank and a leading corporate and investment bank in Poland. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr Krupiński held number of senior managerial roles in leading financial institutions. Most recently, as CEO of PZU Group, the region’s largest financial group, he repositioned the firm for growth and strengthened its presence in banking. Previously, from 2011, Mr Krupiński was Head of Global Banking and Markets for Central and Eastern Europe at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, responsible for M&A projects, financings and capital advisory.

Mr Krupiński has also broad-based public sector experience. Between 2008 and 2011 he was Alternate Executive Director on the Board of Directors of the World Bank Group in Washington. Prior to this, he served as Undersecretary of State in Poland's Ministry of Treasury. Mr Krupiński graduated from Warsaw School of Economics and KU Leuven and has an MBA from Columbia University. In 2012 he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Elina  Ribakova

Elina Ribakova

Deputy Chief Economist
Institute of International Finance

Elina Ribakova is the Deputy Chief Economist at the Institute of International Finance. In addition, she is a Visiting Fellow at Bruegel. Her expertise is in financial markets, emerging economies and central banking.

She has had an extensive career in finance at Citigroup, Amundi (European asset manager), Avantium (Emerging Markets dedicated hedge fund) and most recently as Managing Director of Research at Deutsche Bank. Prior to that, she worked for nine years in policy making at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC where she was involved in several programme countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. She studied Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics and completed her graduate studies at the University of Warwick in 1999. During 2015-16 she was a visiting fellow at the Institute of Global Affairs of the London School of Economics. She has published extensively including in academic journals and is a frequent contributor to Bloomberg, Sky News, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, BBC and economic blogs such as Project Syndicate.

Denis Staunton

Denis Staunton

London Editor
The Irish Times

Denis Staunton has been London Editor of The Irish Times since October 2015, leading its coverage of Brexit. Before moving to London, he was the newspaper's Deputy Editor and he has also served as Foreign Editor and as a correspondent in Washington, Brussels and Berlin.

Roland Turnill

Roland Turnill

Head of Mergers and Acquisition Practice
Slaughter and May

Roland Turnill joined Slaughter and May in 1996 and has been Head of its Mergers and Acquisition practice since 2016.  His principal areas of work are public and private M&A, joint ventures and initial and secondary ECM offerings.  Roland advises across a broad range of sectors and his recent work includes transactions for clients such as Aston Martin, Banco Santander, GKN, Prudential, Royal Dutch Shell and Vodafone.  Roland has a degree in law from Oxford University and is recognised by Chambers as a leading individual for corporate/M&A work.

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London W1J 8NR

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The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

12 Hay Hill was conceived and built as a private members’ club for business, and has pioneered ‘club-working’ as a modern way to do business. Set in the heart of London’s Mayfair, it is unique in providing business people with high-specification facilities in which to work or base their business, alongside exceptional leisure space and five-star service.

Membership comprises a diverse community of industry leaders, influencers and innovators. From finance to fashion, the club is a hub of inspiration where ideas are born and nurtured, deals are signed and business excels and flourishes. The club prides itself on being a barometer of trends in modern business and working culture.

Sponsor (1)

Bank Pekao S.A. was founded on 1929 and nowadays is one of the largest financial institutions in Central and Eastern Europe. It is a Polish, international universal bank, the largest corporate bank, and the leader of the private banking market  in Poland. Pekao S.A. serves over 5 million customers, every second Polish company becomes  the bank’s client. Bank Pekao S.A. is one of the of the safest banks at the Pan-European level. Within the Pekao’s capital group there are several  companies which are national leaders in the area of brokerage, leasing, factoring and financial investments. With over 15 000 employees Pekao is one of the largest employers in Poland.

The history of Bank Pekao S.A. is the history of Polish banking system: it was the first bank in Poland that launched an ATM, issued the first credit card, opened a brokerage house, applied in practice biometrics in banking industry.

Since 1998 Pekao has been listed on Warsaw Stock Exchange in WIG20 index.

Bank Pekao S.A. is a part of the PZU Group - the largest financial group in Central and Eastern Europe.

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