Poul Kristensen, CFA, CQF, is Managing Director, Chief Economist and Portfolio Manager with New York Life Investment Management's multi-asset strategic asset allocation & solutions group, which has $9.4 billion assets under management. He joined NYLIM in 2011 to focus on global macroeconomic trends and investment strategy and has 16 years of experience in the industry, specializing in quantitative investment strategy and asset allocation. Prior to joining NYLIM, he worked at Danske Bank Markets, where he specialized in tactical asset allocation and international macro and interest rate strategy. Before that, he was a senior strategist where he headed and coordinated tactical and strategic asset management. Poul holds a Master's degree in economics from Aarhus University (in Denmark), and he received his Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF) in 2011 and is a CFA Charterholder since 2004.
Ebrahim Rahbari is a Managing Director in the Global Economics Team of Citi Research in New York. Ebrahim works closely with Citi global Chief Economist Willem Buiter and focuses on economic events, developments and trends of global significance, including trends in monetary policy, global investment, debt and deleveraging and longer-term growth in output and trade. Ebrahim joined Citi in 2010 and prior to his current role, Ebrahim was a Director of European and Global Economics in London, where he focused on economic developments in the Eurozone, including the ECB and the European sovereign debt and banking crisis, and was Citi's lead economist for Germany (2013-15) and for Spain (in 2012). Ebrahim holds a Master's degree and PhD in Economics from London Business School and a BA (Hons) in Economics and Management from Oxford University (Balliol College).
Luca Passoni runs a consulting practice that guides clients through challenges related to asset allocation, geopolitical/market risk, and global economic/financial uncertainties. Luca served as the CIO of Generali’s €400B investment portfolio, and was responsible for over 50 portfolio managers, Quant and Fundamental research teams, and all responsibilities around ALM for this insurance giant. Prior to being CIO, he served as CEO and General Manager for Generali Asset Management, where he ran multiple operational activities. Luca was also a senior investor at Alleanza Assicurazioni, where he was first in Italy to create a complete stochastic analysis of the asset and liability balance of the whole company, knowledge he gained while studying postgraduate finance at Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. He also created and managed the first index-linked contracts for the company. Luca is a partner in gourmet food company, and enjoys competitive sailing. (Luca is also a member of NYSSA.)