Frédéric Rochat · Managing Partner · Lombard Odier Group
Samy Chaar · Chief Economist · Lombard Odier Group
"When will the ground stop moving?" A discussion on the challenges of living with chronic political instability
Robert Peston · Political Editor and Broadcaster
Duncan MacIntyre · Chief Executive Officer – UK
- 8.00 a.m.
Robert Peston is a renowned political and economic editor and broadcaster. He has written four books, “How Do We Fix This Mess”, “Who Runs Britain?”, “Brown’s Britain” and his latest one, “WTF?”, which explains the causes and consequences of the rejection of mainstream politicians and politics-as-usual in many rich countries – and how to fix broken Britain. For a decade until the end of 2015, he was at the BBC, as economics editor and business editor. Previously he was City editor at the Sunday Telegraph, political editor and financial editor at the FT, a columnist for the New Statesman and Sunday Times, and at the Independent in various roles. Peston has won more than 30 awards for his journalism, including Journalist of the Year from the Royal Television Society.
Frédéric Rochat, who holds an economics and business administration degree from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland, spent the first part of his career working for the investment banking arm of Goldman Sachs Group in London and New York, initially as an advisor to financial institutions, then to industrial companies. In this capacity, he worked for a number of large banks, insurers, asset managers and other financial services firms on topics related to asset hedging, financing, equity recapitalisation, debt restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions. Frédéric Rochat joined Lombard Odier in October 2010 to manage the London office. He has been a Managing Partner of the Lombard Odier Group since 1 January 2012 and is co-head of the Group's Private Client business.
Samy Chaar is Chief Economist at Lombard Odier and a voting member of the Lombard Odier Investment Committee. In this role, he is leading a team that formulates the bank’s macroeconomic insights and analyses economic forecasts (growth, economic trends and cycles, inflation, balance of payments, central banks action, financial conditions, major geopolitical events & their impact on the markets).
Samy joined Lombard & Odier in 2006. He holds a PhD in economics and a degree from the Paris II Pantheon-Assas & Paris IX Dauphine Universities. He was a researcher in the economics dept. of the IRGEI Institute, whilst teaching at the Paris IX Dauphine and Paris II Pantheon–Assas Universities. From 1999 to 2002 Samy worked in Asia with the Crédit Agricole Group, first with W.I. Securities in Tokyo and then in asset management in Hong Kong, after which he returned to Paris to prepare for his doctorate.
Duncan MacIntyre joined Lombard Odier in January 2016 as Chief Executive Officer of Lombard Odier’s Private Client business in the UK. Prior to his role in Lombard Odier, he founded and was a global head of Coutts Private Office managing UHNW clients across the world (UK, Switzerland, Monaco, Russia, Middle East and Asia). Duncan has 25 years of experience in Private Wealth Management. Duncan holds a BA in Latin American studies and a Masters degree in Anthropology and Economics. He also participated in the Harvard Business school Executive Education programme. Duncan is a Chartered Fellow of the Securities and Investment Institute (CISI) and a Director and Trustee of UK Youth, one of the United Kingdom’s largest national youth charities.
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