Panel Discussion: The Future of the Greek Banking System

The Hellenic Bankers Association-UK (HBA-UK) and the Hellenic Observatory of the London School of Economics, co-host a panel discussion on the future of the Greek banking sector. A panel of experts will discuss about the key catalysts, risks and opportunities ahead for the four systemic banks and the Greek economy overall.

Event: Panel Discussion on the Future of the Greek Banking System
Date: Tuesday, 11 June 2019
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, London School of Economics, Houghton St, London WC2A 2AE
Attendance: Open to all, but prior registration is required
Networking Reception: A networking drinks reception will follow after the panel discussion.

Complimentary Tickets: Follow this Eventbrite weblink

What are the future prospects and challenges of the Greek banking sector? Will investors show increased appetite for Greek credit on the back of the Greek debt rally? How will the Greek banks try to tackle the highest percentage of NPLs amongst all Eurozone member-states based on their new action plans?

Panellists:

Christos Megalou is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Board Member of the Board of Directors of Piraeus Bank SA. From 2013 to 2015 he was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Eurobank Ergasias SA. Μr. Megalou held senior positions at Credit Suisse Investment Banking for over 16 years in London, UK. 

Sabina Dziurman is the Director for Greece and Cyprus at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) since 2015. She became staff member of EBRD in 2004 initially joining the Group for Small Business and later the Financial Institutions Group which provides equity and a range of debt products to 350 partner institutions across EBRD’s countries of operations. She successfully led landmark transactions such as the rescue of Latvia’s Parex Bank and the EBRD’s first investment in Cyprus in the Bank of Cyprus. 

Alon Anver has been the Head of Bain Capital Credit Europe since 2009. He is a Managing Director in Distressed and Special Situations and a Credit Committee member based in Bain Capital Credit’s London office. Between 2006 and 2009, Alon was responsible for Bain Capital Credit’s European Telecom and Media investments. Previously, Alon was a Manager at Bain & Company.

Anastasia Sakellariou is the CEO of Praxia Bank. She has served as investment advisor to Atlas Merchant Capital in their acquisition of Credicom. She started her career in London in investment banking holding positions in bulge bracket firms including Deutsche Bank, Salomon Brothers and Credit Suisse specializing in credit and credit restructuring as well as leverage finance, asset liability management, underwriting and risk management. She has held an executive position as senior advisor to the Chairman of Piraeus Bank and later as Chief Risk Officer of Hellenic Postbank. In February 2013 she was appointed CEO of the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund (HFSF).  

Chair: 

Κevin Featherstone is Eleftherios Venizelos Professor in Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor in European Politics. He is the Director of the Hellenic Observatory.

Welcoming Address:

Louis Loizou, Chairman, Hellenic Bankers Association-UK

25th Anniversary Ball & After-Party

The Executive Committee cordially invites you to the 25th Anniversary Ball & After-Party of the Hellenic Bankers Association – UK (HBA-UK) that will take place on Saturday, the 8th of June, at Mandarin Oriental in Knightsbridge.

The setup for this year will be a three-course dinner, inclusive of champagne reception. The dinner will be followed by an after-party at the same location until 3:00am. Members and guests will have the opportunity to attend both the dinner and the after-party from 7pm, or only the after-party from 11pm onwards.

Event: 25th Anniversary Ball & After-Party

Date: 8 June 2019, Saturday

Time: 7pm till 3am

Venue: Mandarin Oriental

Address: 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA

Ticket Reservations via our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/25th-anniversary-ball-after-party-tickets-61962965899

The champagne reception will be in honour of all past Chairmen and founders of HBA-UK, where will be presented with a honorary gift for their contribution to the Association. The Executive Committee will also present the winner of the inaugural HBA-UK Student Award.

As the night continues, and all the way from Nammos Mykonos and with a guest appearance in Hamptons NY alongside Avicii and Justin Timberlake, DJ Sartzetakis will take over the decks to create the best after-party in town with all the greatest hits of international and Greek music.

7-8pm: Champagne Lounge

8-9pm: Past Chairmen Honorary and HBA-UK Student Award Ceremony

9-11pm: Three-course dinner

11pm: After-party guests arrive in the club area

11pm-3am: After-party with DJ Sartjetakis

We look forward to welcoming you to a very special and memorable event.

Panel Event: Future Trends in Investment Banking and Private Equity

Hellenic Bankers Association - UK

The Hellenic Bankers Association UK (HBA-UK) cordially invites you to our upcoming panel event on future trends & challenges in investment banking and private equity. The panel consists of senior professionals from leading financial institutions, such as JP Morgan, BAML, BC Partners, Natwest Markets and Fitch Solutions. The event is organised in collaboration with the Alumni Relations team of Warwick Business School.

Schedule:

18:00 – Refreshments in the main reception area
18:30 – Welcoming address: Louis Loizou, Chairman, Hellenic Bankers Association-UK
18:30 – Presentations by panelists
Marina Petroleka, Global Head of Industry Research, Fitch Solutions
Ben Thompson, Managing Director, Leveraged Finance, JP Morgan
Iossif Kiouroukoglou, Managing Director, Investment Banking, BAML
Antonis Ntatzopoulos, Director, Origination & Solutions, Natwest Markets
Stelios Elia, Managing Director, Private Equity, BC Partners
19:15 – Panel discussion moderated by Marina Antoniou, Alumna of WBS
19:45 – Networking reception and canapes
21:00 – Close

Event: Future Trends & Challenges in Investment Banking and Private Equity
Date: 25 March 2019, Monday
Time: 18:00-21:00
Venue: The Shard
Address: 32 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SG
Attendance: Open/complimentary for HBA-UK Members only

If you wish to attend please click here to secure your complimentary ticket.

 

2019 Upcoming Events

Dear Members and Followers,

Please find below a selection of upcoming complimentary events, in chronological order, that might be of interest. We have a limited number of places available for HBA-UK members. If you would like to receive more information or become a member, please kindly send us an email to hba@hellenicbankers.org.uk.

Upcoming Events

Future trends & challenges in Investment Banking

A special panel event is organised by the HBA-UK in collaboration with the Alumni Relations team of Warwick Business School on the key industry trends and company profiles in Greece. The panel speakers are representatives of financial institutions such as JP Morgan, BAML, BC Partners, Natwest Markets and Fitch. Eventbrite link will be send at a later stage for attendance registrations. Attendance: HBA-UK members only.

Date: 25 March 2019, Monday
Venue: The Shard
Address:
32 London Bridge St, London, SE1 9SG
Time: 18:00 – 21:00
18:00:
Doors open for refreshments in the main reception area
18:30: Welcoming address: Louis Loizou, Chairman, Hellenic Bankers Association – UK
18:35:
Presentations (8-9 mins each) on key industry trends and company profiles
– Marina Petroleka, Global Head of Research, Fitch Solutions
– Ben Thompson, Leveraged Finance, JP Morgan
– Andreas Papademetris, Fixed Income, Goldman Sachs
– Antonis Ntatzopoulos, NWM F&RS FI Greece & Turkey, Natwest Markets
– Stelios Elia, Private Equity, BC Partners
19:15: Panel Discussion with the four speakers moderated by Marina Antoniou, Head of Internal Audit at Citi and Alumna of WBS
19:45:
Refreshments and canapes in the main reception area
21:00: Close: Panel discussion on key industry trends and company profiles in Greece

2019 HBA-UK Annual Gala, 25th year anniversary

We would like to inform you that our annual gala will take place at Mandarin Oriental London in Knightsbridge on Saturday the 8th of June 2019. This is our 25th year anniversary and a great celebration for our Association. The setup for this special year will be a four-course dinner, inclusive of champagne reception and wine consumption. The dinner will be followed by an after-party at the same location until 3am. Members and guests will have the opportunity to attend both the dinner and the after-party from 7pm, or only the after-party from 11pm onwards. Eventbrite link will be send at a later stage for attendance registrations. Attendance: Open to all, with priority and subsidised prices for HBA-UK members.

Attendance:
Open to all, with priority and subsidised prices for HBA-UK members.
Event: 2019 HBA-UK Annual Gala
Date:
8 June 2019, Saturday
Time: 19:00 – 03:00 (dinner is served at 19:30)
Venue:
Mandarin Oriental London
Address: 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA, UK

Panel Event at House of Commons with the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Greece

A panel discussion will be held with regards to ways of furthering relations between the British Parliament and the Greek Parliament and all related activities to enhance the relationship between the UK and Greece. Key developments in the strengthening of this relationship will be analysed. Eventbrite link will be send at a later stage for attendance registrations. Attendance: HBA-UK members only.
Event:
Panel Event at the House of Commons
Date: TBU – Q3 2019
Time:
TBU
Venue: House of Commons
Address:
Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA

Yours Faithfully,
HBA-UK Executive Committee

Vasilopita 2019

Description: This event aims to embrace the traditions of the Greek Orthodox Church in the annual gathering for the Vasilopita Observance
Date
: Thursday, January 24, 2019
Venue: Parlour Bar
Address
: 40 Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, E14 5FW
Attendance: RSVP to hba@hellenicbankers.org.uk

HBA-UK participated at the Economist 2018 Cyprus Forum at the London Stock Exchange

The Economist Events presented their 3rd annual event, entitled “Cyprus: Interweaving extroversion with aspiration”, which took place at the London Stock Exchange on the 5th of December 2018.

Cyprus has made significant progress towards improving its business environment, restoring the competitiveness of its economy and attracting foreign investment. Nevertheless, the Cypriot banking system is still facing a high ratio of NPLs, while the energy exploration process in the region has recently triggered geopolitical tension, in relation to Turkey’s claims. A major challenge is also Brexit and its implications with regards to the UK-EU relations.

The Chairman of the Hellenic Bankers Association – UK (HBA-UK), Louis Loizou, participated as a commentator at the panel “Turning Cyprus into a Thriving Business Hub: Financing Investment in Cyprus”.

The other panel participants were Andreas Yiasemides, Vice-Chairman of the BoD, Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA), Partner, in charge of Fund Services, PwC; Demetra Kalogerou, Chairwoman, Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission; and Kyriacos Kokkinos, Board Member, Invest Cyprus, and National Council for Research and Innovation.

During the discussion, Louis Loizou reiterated that the Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) are suitable vehicles for financing investments in Cyprus given their multiple significant advantages. Then, he commented on the integration of capital markets in Cyprus and the pivotal role that the Cyprus Stock Exchange can play as a marketplace for raising external funding for Cypriot firms in the form of equity and bonds.

Besides, he commented that according to a recent survey conducted by the European Investment Bank, firms based in Cyprus are more optimistic about the future than firms in the EU; however, Cypriot firms are underinvesting in R&D, when compared to their EU counterparts. Finally, he mentioned that initiatives like the establishment of National Council for Research and Innovation are steps towards the right direction of increasing investments into R&D.

Upcoming Events Pipeline November – December 2018

Dear Members and Followers,

Please find below a selection of upcoming complimentary events, in chronological order, that might be of interest. We have a limited number of places available for HBA-UK members. If you would like to receive more information or attend any of the below-mentioned events, please kindly contact us via our website.

Upcoming Events

Health Tourism in Greece Conference

The International Health Tourism Center and Central Union of Municipalities of Greece, in association with the London School of Economics, organize this conference on “Health tourism in Greece”. The purpose of the conference is to highlight the prospects and investment opportunities of Health Tourism in Greece; as an attractive health tourism destination globally. Greece is an ideal place to revive one patient from a treatment; while Greece’s hotel infrastructure and hosting services are of the highest standard.

Event: Health Tourism in Greece Conference
Date: 23 November 2018, Friday
Time: 18:00-21:00
Venue: London School of Economics
Address: Hong Kong Amphitheatre, Clement House, LSE, London WC2B 4JF

Lord Mayor’s Digital Skills Summit

The Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Peter Estlin, will host a “Digital Skills Summit” at the Mansion House. The event will explore the opportunities and challenges of digital and technological transformation. The Summit, which will take place between 8.30am and 12.30pm, will use a programme of keynote speakers and breakout and panel sessions to look at how the City of London can best attract, develop and nurture the digital talent of the future. The audience will include leaders from across the private, not-for-profit and public sectors, including tech companies, fintech investors, educators and public policy makers.

Event: Lord Mayor’s Digital Skills Summit
Date: 30 November 2018, Friday
Time: 08:30 – 12:30
Venue: Mansion House
Address: Mansion House, London, EC4N 8BH

Cyprus: Interweaving Extroversion with Aspiration

The Economist Events present their 3rd annual event, entitled “Cyprus: Interweaving extroversion with aspiration”. Cyprus has made significant progress towards improving its business environment, restoring the competitiveness of its economy and attracting foreign investment. Nevertheless, the Cypriot banking system is still facing a high ratio of NPLs, while the energy exploration process in the region has recently triggered geopolitical tension, in relation to Turkey’s claims. A major challenge is also Brexit and its implications with regards to the UK-EU relations.

Event: Cyprus: Interweaving Extroversion with Aspiration
Date: 5 December 2018, Wednesday
Time: 08:30 – 14.45 (networking luncheon 14:00)
Venue: London Stock Exchange
Address: 10 Paternoster Square, London EC4M 7LS

Yours Faithfully,

HBA-UK Executive Committee

Annual Gala Ball, 10 June 2017

The Hellenic Bankers Association – UK cordially invites you and your guests to the 2017 Annual Gala at Mandarin Oriental Ballroom on Saturday 10th June.

Please join us in celebrating another successful year with our flagship summer event. The night will start with a champagne reception in the Loggia room and its terrace overlooking Hyde Park, followed by a three-course dinner and dancing.

Date: Saturday 10 June 2017

Time: 18:00 – 00:30

The night will start with a networking champagne reception starting at 18:00. Ticket reservations include three-course dinner and wine starting at 19:00.

Location: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66  Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA

Dress Code: Black Tie

Tickets Saleshttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hba-gala-ball-2017-tickets-34328371082

For table reservations (10 people), please kindly contact events.hbauk@gmail.com

Supporters  – Critical Public, Delta Executive, Hellenic Hope, Hellenic Hellenic Engineers Society GB, HSBC, Loizou & Co, Morgan Stanley, Piraeus UK, Reload Greece, Shearman & Sterling.

Special thanks to Maltby & Greek for their fine wine contribution to the HBA Gala Ball and Nannuka for their services.

**Event now SOLD OUT**

HBAUK supports Hellenic Hope, 17 May 2017

Invitation

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Following last year’s huge success it is time to party again!

Hellenic Hope, Reload Greece, Greek Energy Forum, Greek Press Association, Hellenic Medical Society, Hellenic Engineers Society of GB, Hellenic Bankers’ Association and the Greek Professional Women’s Network join forces once again and invite you to a night of fun for our good cause.

Wednesday 17 May 2017 from 19:30

 TRAMP

40 Jermyn Street, St. James’s SW1Y 6DN

Why: To celebrate with us, and support a good cause, of course. Don’t forget, all ticket proceeds will be donated to Hellenic Hope.

Dress Code: In line with our festive Spring theme.

How: As much as we would like to enjoy a drink with you, we cannot invite you in without a ticket. You will need to buy tickets online, or at the door as well – cash payments are not accepted on the night.

The first Prosecco is on us.

Bring your friends and join us for a night of giving and celebration!

See you there!