Industry Engagements

Lena Komileva is a market economist with nearly two decades of experience as Head of US, UK and Eurozone Economics and Strategy in the City of London, managing research across three continents for the largest European government bonds broker and one of the two largest universal brokers in the world, the oldest US private bank and a 137yr-old German investment bank.

 

A recognised market authority on the world’s major economies (the G+), Lena focuses her commentary on the US, the UK, the Eurozone and China, with the ability to translate economic and market developments into easy-to-understand policy, industry and asset portfolio implications. 

 

A prolific and widely recognised economist, Lena is frequently quoted by Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Financial Times, BBC News, BBC World, BBC Radio 4 "Today" programme, BBC 5Live, CNBC, Sky News, Dow Jones Newswires, The Wall Street Journal, Nikkei, US NPR, China Central Television, Canada's BNN. Columnist for the Financial Times, Bloomberg Brief, Reuters Insider, FX Week, FX&MM Magazine, IFR.

 

Conferences

  • Bloomberg FX Summits
  • Risk Treasury Conference
  • Global CIO Summit
  • CEO Brokers Summit
  • FX Europe Invest
  • Bloomberg Risk Summits
  • UK Treasury/ Local Authority/ Pension Fund conferences
  • The Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI)
  • Institute of Economic Analysis (IEA)
  • Association of Foreign Banks (AFB)
  • 100 Women in Hedge Funds
  • Moody’s Rating Agency
  • Marcus Evans Conferences
  • Citywire
  • Euromoney Risk conferences
  • GAIM USA - Alternative Investments
  • The ACI World Forex Congress
  • The Luxembourg Financial Forum  

Selected interviews

Keynote Economic Address, Milan Pension Funds Fixed Income Forum

How China’s economic miracle could end in domino effects on global growth. What will happen as the Fed raises rates? How effective is the ECB’s QE for European growth? 

European CEO: The Eurozone crisis presents lasting challenges

European CEO interview, during the CFA Institute European Investment Conference 2016 to find out where the trouble spots are for the Eurozone and which countries lead the recovery.

Bloomberg TV: Orphanides, Komileva, Pimco's Parikhs 

Athanasios Orphanides, former governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus, Michael Meister, deputy leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU party, Lena Komileva, and Saumil Parikhs, portfolio manager at PIMCO discuss Cyprus. 

Bloomberg TV: Komileva on the Euro Crisis, IMF, ECB 

Lena Komileva, chief economist at G+ Economics, talks about the Greek debt crisis and the country's future in the euro zone. She speaks with Maryam Nemazee on Bloomberg Television's "The Pulse." 

Gallery

 

Chairing the CFA Institute European Investment Conference, London 2015:

 

 2016-2017  Policy + Public Speaking Engagements City Date
     
- CFA Society Luxembourg keynote speaker, "The Future of Finance" Luxembourg May 2017
     
- CFA Society Finland presentation on "The Future of Finance Helsinki  May 2017
     
- CFA Society Denmark presentation on "The Future of Finance" Copenhagen May 2017
     
- Key economics address at UK Broker CEO Summit 2017, “Prepare for change”  Pennyhill Park, UK  March 2017
     
- Chair, Chief Economist panel at the FX Invest Europe Conference 2017  Zurich February 2017
     
- Chair, Chief Economist Panel at the annual FX Week Europe Conference 2016 London November 2016
     

-  Chair, Fund Managers’ Emerging Markets panel at FX Week Europe Conference

London November 2016
     

- Global economist address at Cash and Liquidity Optimisation Europe Conference

London November 2016
     

- Special economic address “Global Imbalances in a Strong USD World” at Bloomberg Commodities Conference 2016

London October 2016
     

- Speaking at the annual CEO Summit, IAIR Awards: "From cybercrime to political instability: Challenges and solutions

London October 2016
     
- MIFID II and The City after Brexit: What Next? A special report for MIFID Industry Conference London September 2016
     

- Keynote cross-asset strategy address to Citywire Fund Management conference, Germany

Munich April 2016
     
- Keynote global macro address to Citywire Fund Allocators summit, Spain Madrid

March 2016

     
- UK economy and policy outlook address to the annual UK General Government and Public Pension Funds Summit London March 2016
     
- Keynote economic address at Swiss fund manager and family offices conferences, Switzerland Geneva February 2016
     
- Keynote economic address to Swiss fund managers and family offices Zurich February 2016
     

Policy and Conferences - Continued (2012-2015):

 

 

Chair, CFA Institute European Investment Conference, 2016

 

Chaired seminars with Anne Richards, CIO at Aberdeen Asset Management, and Tim Harford, economist and columnist at the Financial Times  

 

 

London

 

Presented keynote address at the Citywire Fixed Income Forum, Italy

 

  Milan
 

BoE conference on UK economy and monetary policy

 

  London
 

Presented the keynote economic address for the CFA Institute conferences in Spain, Portugal, Cyprus and Greece: “Volatility is back: A macro perspective”

 

 

Nicosia, Athens, Madrid, Lisbon 

 

Speaker at Prospect Magazine's first General Election 2015 debate titled “Austerity: who's right?” on a panel with Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and George Magnus, economist and author  

 

  London
 

Speaker at the CSFI "Global Currency Wars" round table

 

  London
 

Speaker at the Bloomberg FX12 Summit

 

  London
 

GLG seminar on money markets and new UK regulation

 

  international
 

ECB economists summit

 

  Frankfurt
 

Speaker at the 51st ACI Financial Markets World Congress 

 

  Dubai
 

Speaker at Bloomberg Link Sovereign Debt Conference 

 

  Frankfurt 
 

Delivered keynote address on the global economic outlook 2012 alongside Kristin Forbes, MIT at GAIM USA Hedge Funds Conference, 2012

 

  Boca Raton, Florida
 

Organised a Davos-style economics panel for fund managers commisioned by the Securities Association of China, joined by colleagues from the IMF, the FSB and Bloomberg/Oxford University

 

  London 
 

CSFI think tank round table discussion on the ECB and the sovereign debt crisis

 

   London
 

ECB watchers summit

 

   Frankfurt
 

Speaker at the Bloomberg FX11 Summit

 

   London
 

Speaker on Eurozone crisis at Luxembourg Financial Forum

 

   Luxembourg
 

Speaker at Bloomberg Link conference on sovereign debt crisis

 

   New York
 

Meetings with senior policy officials from the US Fed, ECB, CB Malaysia, Qatar, Oman, South Africa, Zambia, Nigeria, Egypt, Turkey, Latvia, Iceland, Czech Republic

 

   
 

BoE conference on UK economy and monetary policy

 

   London
 

Speaker at CIPFA Central Government Finance conference

 

   London
 

Speaker at Marcus Evans Sovereign Risk Management Crisis Conference

 

   London
 

ECB economists summit

 

   Frankfurt
 

Speaker at UK National Treasury Risk Study Summit

 

   Manchester
 

Speaker at Bloomberg Link conference on sovereign debt crisis

 

   Frankfurt
 

Speaker at an evening seminar organised by 100W Hedge Funds and Moody's

 

   London
 

Speaker at CIPFA Treasury Management conference 

 

   London
 

Speaker at a CSFI panel discussion on securitisation alongside Rick Watson, ESF, and Peter Thal-Larsen, Reuters Breakingviews

 

   London
  Speaker at Institute of Economic Analysis (IEA) conference on money and credit markets    London
       

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