FT - 12 HAY HILL DAVOS DEBRIEF

London | 30 January 2019
Speakers include:
Martin Wolf CBE

Martin Wolf CBE

Financial Times

Gideon Rachman

Gideon Rachman

Financial Times

Chris Giles

Chris Giles

Financial Times

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Wednesday 30th January 2019

#DavosDebrief

30th JANUARY 2019

The Financial Times and 12 Hay Hill Davos Debrief, 12 Hay Hill, Mayfair

EVENT 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 in partnership with 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.

AGENDA

Breakfast: 8:00am – 9:00am

9:00am – 10:30am Session 1: Economics and Markets

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

Chris Giles, Gavyn Davies, Martin Wolf

12:00pm - 1:30pm Session 2: Geopolitics

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

Gideon Rachman, John Chipman, Miranda Green

1:30pm - 2:30pm Lunch

5:00pm - 6:30pm Session 3: Beyond the Deal

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

Arash Massoudi

Drinks: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

PROGRAMME

9:00am – 10:30am

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

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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.

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

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

Prior to joining the Financial Times in 2000, he 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 IFS he led or worked on projects for clients including, the Treasury, OECD, and the European Commission.

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

In conversation with:

Gavyn Davies

Chairman, Fulcrum Asset Management

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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.

Martin Wolf

Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times

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Martin Wolf

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 was made a Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, by Nottingham University in July 2006, by Kingston University in January 2010, and by Macquarie University, Australia, in 2012. He was also made a Doctor of Science, honoris causa, by the London School of Economics in December 2006 and by Warwick University in July 2009.

Mr Wolf was joint winner of the Wincott Foundation senior prize for excellence in financial journalism for 1989 and again for 1997. He won the RTZ David Watt memorial prize for 1994. In 2006, he became the sixth winner of the Journalism Prize of the Fundacio Catalunya Oberta (Open Catalonia Foundation). He won the “Commentator of the Year” award at the Business Journalist of the Year Awards of 2008. He was placed 15th in Foreign Policy’s list of the Top 100 Global Thinkers in December 2009, 37th in the same list for 2010 and 55th for 2011. Mr Wolf won the “Ludwig-ErhardPreis für Wirtschaftspublizistik” (“Ludwig Erhard Prize for economic commentary”) for 2009. He won “Commentariat of the Year 2009” at the Comment Awards, sponsored by Editorial Intelligence. He was joint winner of the 2009 award for columns in “giant newspapers” at the 15th annual Best in Business Journalism competition of The Society of American Business Editors and Writers. He won the 33rd Ischia International Journalism Prize in 2012. He won the Overseas Press Club of America’s prize for “best commentary on international news in any medium” for 2013. His most recent publications are Why Globalization Works (Yale University Press, 2004), 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). China Business News named Fixing Global Finance its “Financial Book of the Year” for 2009.

Mr Wolf was educated at Oxford University.

Other speakers to be confirmed

12:00pm - 1:30pm

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

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Gideon Rachman

Chief Foreign Affairs Columnist, 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.

In conversation with:

John Chipman

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

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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.

Miranda Green

Deputy Opinion Editor, Financial Times

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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.

Other speakers to be confirmed

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Session 3: 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

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Arash Massoudi

Corporate Finance and Deals Editor, Financial Times

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

Other speakers to be confirmed