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BNP Paribas Hosts Drobny Annual Macro Summer School Providing Mentorship for Junior Buy-Side Professionals

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 07/16/14 -- BNP Paribas and Drobny Global Advisors, a leading independent macro advisory firm, will sponsor the second annual Macro Summer School July 17-18, 2014 at the Gansevoort Hotel in New York City. This training program is intended to accelerate the professional development of junior buy-side professionals.

The program is designed for attendees to build industry knowledge, and be mentored by experienced portfolio managers on macro market disciplines, investment ideas, and career paths.

The annual Macro Summer School is part of a broader BNP Paribas initiative to support clients early in their careers and provide a platform to network and build industry knowledge. "BNP Paribas is committed to providing a forum to educate junior industry participants on leading market trends, offering an opportunity to grow professional networks with other BNP Paribas clients and to map a path to success from an early point in their careers," said Jonathan Bass, deputy Head of Fixed income, Americas.

Dr. Laurence Meyer, former Governor of the Federal Reserve Board and co-founder of MacroAdvisers, will deliver a keynote presentation titled, "Inside the Halls of the FOMC" at the evening session on Thursday, July 17.

"The goal of the Macro Summer School program is to offer insights from some of the top practitioners in the world. It was delightful to experience the energy and passion of the attendees of last year's summer school program and the Class of 2014 will be an even larger, more diverse group of attendees from around the world," stated Andres Drobny founding partner of Drobny Global Advisors.

The Macro Summer School sessions, led by experienced buy-side "professors," will be held on Friday July 18. The topics will include:

  • Portfolio construction and theory - a practical approach
  • Emerging Markets - a current and historical perspective from a former senior IMF official
  • The Evolution of a Portfolio Manager - from Analyst to Risk Taker
  • Quantitative Systems and Tools - a systemic approach to macro portfolio construction
  • Foreign Currency Analytics - valuations and recent developments in FX trading
  • Fixed Income Risk - yield curve analysis, and the impact of extraordinary monetary policy
  • Commodities - a balance sheet approach
  • Macro-equity/Equity derivatives - trading opportunities and pitfalls
  • Risk Management Tools - perspectives from a Chief Risk Officer

"In an ever-changing market environment we strongly believe in the importance of keeping the industry educated and informed on the latest developments in macro trends and risk management tools," said Edward Speal, Head of Global Equities and Commodity Derivatives, Americas. "This is our day-in, day-out business and we are glad to be able to share our knowledge and experience in this area with buy-side professionals."

About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas has a presence in 75 countries with more than 180,000 employees, including more than 140,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail banking model across Mediterranean basin countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia-Pacific.

About Drobny
Drobny Global Advisors is an independent global markets research firm founded in 1999. The goal of Drobny's research is to engage in an ongoing dialogue about global markets with clients -- hedge funds, real money accounts, pensions, endowments and family offices. Drobny publishes regular written research pieces that are meant to be conversational with "SGs," smart guys and gals. In partnership with BNP Paribas, Drobny also hosts events that are highly focused debates & informational discussions about "Favorite Trades" presented by some of the top global portfolio managers. Drobny's invite only and limited attendance policy creates an intimate atmosphere for the managers to discuss markets, network and have a good time amongst equals without being hassled.

Drobny's first event was held in the Spring 2002. Since that time, Drobny has hosted more than 25 conferences and forums in cities varying from Reykjavik, Stockholm, Budapest, Milan, Barcelona, London, Las Vegas, Santa Monica, New York, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Hong Kong.

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