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Despite political risks driving uncertainty in markets, Citi analysts believe the nine-year bull market has not ended as global GDP is projected to grow 3.1% in 2019.
Join Citi analysts and our special guest speakers for a deeper analysis of the Annual Outlook 2019 and ask the specialists your questions directly below for a live response.
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Lukas Juricek, CFA® – Head of Investments, Citigold Wealth Management
Lukas is Senior Vice President and head of Investments for Citibank UK and EMEA IPB business. He has 18 years of experience working in the financial markets. In his current role he is responsible for product delivery and development of investment product suite for clients in UK and across EMEA.
Prior to his current role, Lukas has been head of the Portfolio Counselling team which provides Citi Private Clients with investment advisory services across UK, Russia, Greece and Middle East.
Lukas earned his master degree in Material Physics at the Czech Technical University, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences, and further studied applied economics at Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education – Economic Institute in the Czech Republic.
Alex O'Mahony – FX Counsellor, Citi
Alex joined Citi in 2017 and operates on the FX Desk, providing advisory and executional services to the clients within the wealth management division. Prior to joining the team, he served for four years at a leading FX brokerage within Corporate Sales and Dealing, providing FX solutions to clients ranging from instant execution to more structured products and hedges.
- CISI Level 4 Investment Advice Diploma Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment
- CISI Level 4 Certificate in Investment Management
Victoria Derkach – Portfolio Adviser, Citi
Victoria began her financial career in the Audit division of PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, specialising in Banking and Capital Markets. She later provided business advice and technology solution services to a range of financial institutions based in Europe. She has immense experience working alongside senior management figures at major investment banks and asset management firms, including Private Equity and M&A departments.
Victoria has experience in working with all major asset classes, advising Citi clients on their portfolios for the last 5 years and speaks English, Russian and Latvian fluently, as well as German at a conversational level and studying Spanish and Hungarian.
- Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1 Passed, CFA Institute
- Investment Management Certificate (IMC) Unit 1 and 2, CFA Institute
- Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and Business Studies, University of Warwick
Hugh Gimber – Multi Asset Investment Strategist, Blackrock
Hugh Gimber is Vice President within the BlackRock Investment Institute (BII). As part of the Investment Strategy team, Hugh contributes to the research and development of investment views across asset classes and regions, and delivers these views to clients. He is also involved in the formation of the BII's views on a range of geopolitical issues. Hugh works closely with BlackRock's Global Chief Investment Strategist and Chief Multi-Asset Strategist.
Prior to his current role, Hugh covered insurance companies within the Financial Institutions Group (FIG).
Hugh graduated from the University of Bristol with a first class honours degree in Mathematics. He is a CFA charter holder and also speaks French.
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