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.



  • 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." 



Speaker and Chair of the CFA Institute European Investment Conference, London 2015 and Berlin 2017:


 2016-2018  Policy + Public Speaking Engagements City Date

- Bank of England Monetary Policy Roundtable

London December 2017

- CFA Institute, European Investment Conference, Key economic address: The Future of Finance

Berlin November 2017
- 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  





Presented keynote address at the Citywire Fixed Income Forum, Italy



BoE conference on UK economy and monetary policy



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  



Speaker at the CSFI "Global Currency Wars" round table



Speaker at the Bloomberg FX12 Summit



GLG seminar on money markets and new UK regulation



ECB economists summit



Speaker at the 51st ACI Financial Markets World Congress 



Speaker at Bloomberg Link Sovereign Debt Conference 



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



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



ECB watchers summit



Speaker at the Bloomberg FX11 Summit



Speaker on Eurozone crisis at Luxembourg Financial Forum



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



Speaker at CIPFA Central Government Finance conference



Speaker at Marcus Evans Sovereign Risk Management Crisis Conference



ECB economists summit



Speaker at UK National Treasury Risk Study Summit



Speaker at Bloomberg Link conference on sovereign debt crisis



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



Speaker at CIPFA Treasury Management conference 



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


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

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g+economics in the news

FT: US stocks gain traction on signs of North Korea progress (06/03/18) 


Bloomberg Prophets: The Rules of the Game Are Changing for Investors (16/02/18) 


Financial Times Insight: Why volatility is here to stay (12/02/18) 

Asset TV: Masterclass Global Outlook

FT: Wall Street struggles to extend new year rally (08/01/18)


Bloomberg TV: What are the biggest risks facing markets in 2018? (01/01/18) 


Bloomberg Best - Radio: The outlook for 2018 (28/12/17) 


Bloomberg TV: Komileva Says Markets in State of “Rational Exuberance” (28/12/17)  


Bloomberg Opinion | Prophets: Stocks and Bonds Are Sending the Correct Signals (15/12/17


WSJ: As Fed Tightens, Europe Hangs Loose (14/12/17) 


FT: Yellen kept markets calm but 2018 may be rockier (13/12/17)


Bloomberg TV: G+’ Komileva Says BOE Is in 'Holding Period' on Rates (13/12/17) 


Financial Times: High-stakes game of financial risk for policymakers - Cracks appearing as fears grow central bank tightening could provoke market instability (28/11/17)  


Milano Finanza: May in limbo, pound under pressure (14/11/2017) 


Dow Jones Newswires: BoE Risks Weak Growth, High Inflation, After Rate Rise: G+ Economics (14/11/17)


Dow Jones Newswires: Sterling Price Doesn't Reflect "Extreme" Scenarios - Market Talk (13/11/17) 


FT Insight: You are too complacent (31/07/17) 



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