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Financial Markets Workshop

Twenty-fourth Edition
Friday, March 8 and Sat., March 9, 2013
(Fri. registration 8:30 am, Sat. concluding 1:30 pm)
Villa d’Este - Cernobbio (Como)


Workshop Brief

The workshop aims to ensure the best possible comprehension and interpretation of the outlook (the current situation, new trends and future prospects of both cyclical and structural nature, areas for possible crises, etc.) regarding the economy, finance, financial markets and their respective institutions in the world, Europe and Italy.

Each year the event brings together a select group of top executives of the most important industrial and service companies and the major international and national financial and economic institutions.

The program addressed the following topics:

  • The World Economic Outlook
  • Focus on Emerging Countries
  • In Search of Growth: Key Drivers and Policies for Global Recovery
  • Is It Time to Invest in Europe? In Italy? How to Foster Competitiveness and Mobilize Investments (the results of a study that will be carried out thanks to the guidance of and contributions from a Steering Committee composed of members of the Ambrosetti Club service will be presented during this session)
  • The Agenda for the Competitiveness of Europe’s Economy and Financial System
  • The Agenda for Italy.


2013_Alfano_sq.png Angelino Alfano, National Political Secretary of the Popolo della Libertà (PdL) party. He was elected by the party’s National Assembly in July 2011. He was Italy’s Minister of Justice from May 2008 to July 2011.
2013_BeccalliFalco_sq.png Ferdinando "Nani" Beccalli-Falco, President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Europe and CEO GE Germany; he is a Senior Vice President of GE and a member of the Corporate Executive Council of the Company. He joined GE in 1975 and held leadership positions in the U.S., Europe and Japan.
2013_Bini_Smaghi Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, Chairman of Snam, he is also Visiting Scholar at Harvard University's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. From 2005 through 2011, he was a Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, where he was responsible for international and European relations for the legal department of the Bank and for the new building project.
2013_Bombassei_sq.png Alberto Bombassei, was elected to the Italian Parliament with the Scelta Civica per Monti party on February 25, 2013. Chairman of Brembo. From 2004 until 2012 he was Vice President of Confindustria (Confederation of Italian Industry) for Industrial Relations, Social Affairs and Welfare.
2013_Borges António Borges, Professor of Economics at Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics; Chairman, International Advisory Council, Bocconi University. In 2010 and 2011 he was Head of the European Department of the IMF.
2013_Brunetta_sq.png Renato Brunetta, Member of the 5th Committee on Budget, Treasury and Planning in the Chamber of Deputies. He is Professor of Labour Economics at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. He was Italy’s Minister for Public Administration and Innovation from 2008 to 2011.
2013_Cowles_168_SQ.png Jim Cowles, Chief Executive Officer for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) at Citi; previously, he held many leadership positions at Citi and at Smith Barney. Among the most recent ones at Citi, he was Chief Operating Officer for EMEA and Head of Western Europe, Head of Markets EMEA, Global Head of Equities and Global Head of Equity Capital Markets.
copy_of_2013_ferraz_sgc.jpg João Carlos Ferraz, Vice-President of the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), he is an Economist with expertise in subjects associated with economic development, industrial organization, competitiveness and economics of innovation. Former Professor of the Instituto de Economia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.
2013_Fortis Marco Fortis, Vice President of the Edison Foundation and responsible for the Economic Research Department at Edison, he is a Lecturer of Industrial Economy and Foreign Trade in the Political Science Department at the Catholic University of Milan. He was a Board Member of many of the Edison (formerly Montedison) Group’s companies, such as Edison and Eridania Béghin-Say.
2013_Galli_sq.png Galli Giampaolo, Chamber of Deputies. He has been Director-General of Confindustria since July 2012. He is Lecturer of Economics and International Finance at LUISS “Guido Carli” University in Rome.
2013_Gao_sq_rid.png Gao Jian, Vice Governor of China Development Bank (CDB) since 2003, and member of the CPC (Communist Party of China) - China Development Bank Committee; he is also Senior Advisor of CDB and Chairman of CDB Securities. In the past, he held leadership positions at the Ministry of Finance.
2013_Gavrilenko_200_sq.png Evgeny Gavrilenkov, Chief Economist and Managing Director of Sberbank CIB (Corporate & Investment Banking) - the largest Russian retail and Corporate & Investment banking group - he is also a Professor and Head of the Department of Applied Macroeconomics at the Higher School of Economics and Director of the Institute of Macroeconomic Research and Forecasting.
2013_Giovannini Enrico Giovannini, President of the Italian Statistical Institute (Istat), he was previously Chief Statistician and Director of the Statistic Directorate at the OECD. He has been Professor of Economic Statistics at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” since 2002.
2013_grilli_sgc_sq.png Vittorio Grilli, has been Minister of Economy and Finance since July 11, 2012. Before this appointment, he served as Deputy Minister in the same Ministry. Furthermore, he was Director General of the Treasury from 2005 to 2011 and, previously, Italy's State Accountant General from 2002 to 2005.
2013_Gurria Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD since 2006, he had served as Mexico’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and then Minister of Finance and Public Credit. He was also President and CEO of the National Development Bank (Nafin) of Mexico and of the Foreign Trade Bank (Bancomext), and was Chairman of the External Advisory Group of the Inter-American Development Bank.
copy_of_2013_Koo_sgc_sq.png Richard C. Koo, Chief Economist of Nomura Research Institute, he is Senior Advisor to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Advisory Board Member of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and a regular contributor to “The Economist”. He was an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and a Doctoral Fellow of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
2013_lettaenrico_sq.png Enrico Letta, has been Deputy Secretary of the Democratic Party (PD) since 2009. He has been also Secretary General of Arel, an independent think tank, since 1993. He was Undersecretary of State to the Prime Minister of the centre-left government led by Romano Prodi from 2006 to 2008.
2013_Lewandowski Janusz Lewandowski, European Commissioner for Financial Programming and Budget since February 2010, he was a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2010 and was Chairman of the Committee on Budgets from 2004 to 2007. He was Poland’s Minister of Privatization in 1991 and from 1992 to 1993.
copy_of_2013_Marcus_sgc_95.png Gill Marcus, the ninth Governor of the South African Reserve Bank, she is the first woman to hold the position. She was Deputy Minister of Finance in the Government of National Unity of Nelson Mandela. Previously she was Professor at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, chairman of Western Areas mining company and non-executive director of Gold Fields.
2013_O_Neill Jim O’Neill, Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, he was previously head of Global Economics, Commodities and Strategy Research. He is the creator of the acronym BRICs. He received an honorary doctorate from the Institute of Education, University of London, in 2009 for his educational philanthropy.
2013_Pill_sgc_sq.png Huw Pill, Goldman Sachs’ chief European economist and co-head of the firm’s Economics team in Europe, he previously worked at the European Central Bank, where he was deputy director general of Research and head of the Monetary Policy Stance Division. Earlier, he worked at the Bank of England and at Harvard University, where he was an associate professor of business administration.
2013_Rhee Rhee Changyong, Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank, he has over 20 years of professional experience as an economist and academic; he was the Secretary General and Sherpa of the Presidential Committee for the 2010 G-20 Seoul Summit, as well as Vice Chairman of the Financial Services Commission and Chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission of Korea.
2013_Roubini Nouriel Roubini, Professor of economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business, he is co-founder and chairman of Roubini Global Economics, named one of the best economics websites by Business Week, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and The Economist. The International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and numerous other prominent institutions have drawn upon his consulting expertise.
copy_of_2013_Saenz_sgc.jpg Alfredo Sáenz, Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Santander Group since February 2002, he was chosen as a Board member of the Bank for the first time on July 11, 1994 and was re-elected in 1995, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006 and June 10, 2010.
2013_Savona_sq.png Paolo Savona, Professor Emeritus of Economic Policy at LUISS “Guido Carli” University in Rome and President of The Interbank Deposit Protection Fund. He has been Vice Executive Chairman of Aspen Institute Italy since 1997 and President of the Associazione Nazionale per l’Enciclopedia della Banca e della Borsa since 2009.
copy_of_2013_Sinn_sgc_sq.png Hans-Werner Sinn, Professor of Economics and Public Finance at the University of Munich and Director of CES - Center for Economic Studies (University of Munich), he has been President of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research and CEO of CESifo GmbH since 1999.
2013_Tremonti_SQ.png Giulio Tremonti, has been a member of the Italian Parliament since 1994 and is currently a Senator. He was Italy’s Minister of the Economy and Finance (2008-2011), Coordinator of the Ministers of Finance of the European People’s Party (2011), Deputy President of the Chamber of Deputies (2006-2008), Deputy President of the Council of Ministers (2005-2006), Minister of the Economy and Finance (2001-2004 and 2005-2006) and Minister of Finance (1994-1995). A university professor since 1974, he is Professor in the Law Department at the University of Pavia.


Last update: March 8, 2013.

Location: Cernobbio (Como), Hotel Villa d'Este


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