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The Forecast Dinner is an annual event hosted by CFA Society Greece. The Forecast Dinner is a prestigious event that attracts CFA charterholders and other members of the local finance and investment community, including industry professionals, regulators, academics and media. The annual agenda is determined based on current trends and issues in the Greek and European markets and includes presentations from economists, regulators, investment professionals and/or financial consultants, followed by panel discussions and Q&A.



 12th Annual Forecast Dinner

​The Future of Finance: The Year Ahead

Join us at 7:00 pm on 26 February, 2020, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel (115 Syggrou Ave.) for a four-course dinner accompanied by engaging discussions about the future of finance and forecasts for the year ahead.  The dinner will be hosted by CFA Society Greece President, Loukas Dedes, CFA.  

CFA charterholders attending the event will be received 2 Continuing Education Credits. 

Guest Speakers 

Gary Baker, CFA  |  Managing Director EMEA, CFA Institute

Gary Baker joined CFA Institute as managing director for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) in September 2016. Based in London, Baker aims to strengthen the voice of CFA Institute to institutions, member societies, universities, regulators, and institutional partners in the region. He is responsible for supporting CFA Institute policy development in EMEA, advancing the impact of advocacy efforts, and supporting EMEA member societies in delivering value to members and candidates. He also has a key focus on increasing charterholder commitment to continuing education.
 
Baker is responsible for Advocacy and Research functions across CFA Institute, incorporating Financial Reporting and Ethics Education, including the Financial Analysts Journal, the Future of Finance initiative and the Research Foundation.
 
Baker has been engaged in financial market investment research for the past 30 years with a highly successful track record in a wide range of sell-side strategic, analytic and management roles. He previously worked at Merrill Lynch for 20 years in a number of global roles, including as managing director, Chief European Equity Strategist, and most recently was Deputy Head of Research with Jefferies in London. During his career, Baker has been a leader in country, regional, and global roles across Europe, Asia, Australia, and the United States.
 
He holds a master's degree in geography from Cambridge University and earned his CFA charter in 1997.



Daniel Loesche, CFA  |  Ιnvestment Director, Credit, Schroders

Daniel joined the Credit team in October 2019 as investment director. He started working for Schroders in April 2015 as investment strategist in Frankfurt, where he was responsible for developing investment ideas and strategies. Prior to joining Schroders, Daniel worked at BHF-BANK and was engaged in asset allocation and portfolio construction topics. Previous career stations include DJE, Main First and the LGT Bank. 

Daniel holds a master of science in economics from the University of Lugano and is a CFA charterholder.


Kalligeros.pngDr. Konstantinos Kalligeros  |  Director, Commodities, Commerzbank AG

Konstantinos helped kick start Commerzbank’s commodity desk in 2006 and now runs commodity structuring, helping corporate clients with commodity price risk management, structuring and commodity finance solutions. He sits on the bank’s product development committee for sustainable finance and has previously served on the board of the UK Structured Products Association (UKSPA). He has also led, together with McKinsey, a number of lean transformation initiatives in the bank. Since 2013, he is also a visiting lecturer at EDHEC Business School in Nice, France. Prior to Commerzbank, Konstantinos was working with BP, and before that as a research associate at MIT. 

He studied engineering at NTUA and holds a MSc and PhD from MIT.



Registration Information

Early Registration & Payment: Members €35, Non-members €55

Last minute registration (subject to availability): Members €45, Non-members €65 

Please send a message to events@cfa.gr for payment instructions and registration

Disclaimer: Payments should be net of any bank transfer charges. No place is guaranteed unless you have received a confirmation email from the Society. Any place paid and not confirmed, will be reimbursed in full. 
Seats will be granted on a first come first served basis



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