Europe Heading into 2020: Trade Tensions, Populism and a Late Cycle
As Europe is going though many changes on regional and national levels, how is it holding together? What to expect from European policymakers in the coming years? How do macro trends shape Europe’s credit outlook?
Explore Europe's growth prospects with prominent market figures from the ECB and Italian Treasury, and cross-sector credit analysts.
The briefing will gather senior investors and issuers for engaging discussions on the latest shifts in the region. Secure your seat to be a part of the conversation.
Riccardo joined the Italian Treasury as its Chief Economist and Director of Research in August 2015, following a twenty-five-year career in the financial markets. At the Treasury, Riccardo is in charge of the the official macroeconomic forecast and coordinates the key economic policy documents of the Italian government. He is Italy’s principal delegate for the Economic Policy Committees of the EU and OECD. He advises the Director General of the Treasury and the Minister of Economy and Finance on key analytical and policy issues.
Yves Lemay is currently the Head of the Sovereign Risk Group in the EMEA region. He is responsible for analytical teams covering more than 70 countries and 20
multilateral development banks. During the first half of this decade, he headed the banking group responsible for about 350 financial institutions in Eastern Europe,
the Middle East and Africa. Earlier in his career at Moody’s, Mr. Lemay performed various managerial and analytical functions spanning across regions, industries and
Dietmar Hornung, Associate Managing Director, leads the Sovereign Risk Group’s European team, covering the European countries and the European supranationals. Prior to his appointment as team leader, Dietmar was Moody’s lead analyst on a number of European sovereign credits, including Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, Russia, EU, EFSF and ESM.
Sarah is responsible for a portfolio of credits that includes the United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, and Cyprus. She is also one of the Sovereign Risk Group’s global spokespeople. She joined Moody’s in 2009 after completing a Sloan Fellowship at the London Business School.
Kathrin joined Moody’s Investors Service in April 2010 as a member of the Sovereign Risk Group. She is the lead analyst for several European sovereigns, including France, Italy, Spain and Greece as well as European Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) such as the EIB and the EIF. She is also Moody’s global coordinator for all of Moody’s MDB ratings.
Nick Hill joined Moody’s in March 2010 and is based in Paris where he is responsible for the coverage of banks in France, Benelux, Italy, the UK, Ireland, and the CIS. Nick led the revision of Moody’s bank rating methodology, which was re-published in 2015.
Laura Perez is a Vice President – Senior Analyst in Moody’s Corporate Finance Group with leading responsibilities for European telecommunications. Laura joined Moody’s in 2008 in London where she worked as a senior credit analyst covering leading European financial institutions. She relocated to Madrid in September 2016 to join the corporate finance team. Before joining Moody’s, Laura worked for AM Best covering European insurers. Laura holds a B.A. in Business Administration from University of Oviedo in Spain,
and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).