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

Βραβείο Σπουδαστών HBA-UK για φοιτητές από την Ελλάδα και την Κύπρο

Θέσπιση Ετήσιου Βραβείου Σπουδαστών HBA-UK €1.000 για φοιτητές από την Ελλάδα και την Κύπρο που επιθυμούν να συνεχίσουν τις σπουδές τους ή την επαγγελματική σταδιοδρομία τους στη Μεγάλη Βρετανία.

Λονδίνο, Δευτέρα, 15 Οκτωβρίου 2018: Η Ένωση Ελλήνων Τραπεζιτών Μεγάλης Βρετανίας «Hellenic Bankers Association – UK (HBA-UK)» θεσπίζει το Ετήσιο Βραβείο Σπουδαστών HBA-UK για φοιτητές/τριες Ελληνικών ή Κυπριακών πανεπιστημίων, οι οποίοι/ες επιθυμούν να συνεχίσουν τις σπουδές τους ή την επαγγελματική σταδιοδρομία τους στον χρηματοοικονομικό τομέα στη Μεγάλη Βρετανία.

Το βραβείο των 1.000 ευρώ θα απονέμεται ετησίως στον φοιτητή/τρια που θα εκπονήσει την αρτιότερη γραπτή εργασία (στην αγγλική γλώσσα) σε θεματικές που άπτονται του χρηματοοικονομικού τομέα. Οι εργασίες θα αξιολογούνται από ομάδα ακαδημαϊκών και επαγγελματιών του HBA-UK. Πέραν τούτου, η εξέχουσα αυτή διάκριση περιλαμβάνει ευκαιρίες καθοδήγησης και δικτύωσης στο πλαίσιο της ελληνικής κοινότητας του Λονδίνου.

Η τελετή απονομής του πρώτου Ετησίου Βραβείου Σπουδαστών HBA-UK 2019 θα πραγματοποιηθεί στο Λονδίνο στις 8 Ιουνίου 2019 στον Θερινό Χορό του Συνδέσμου. Στον/στην βραβευμένο/η φοιτητή/ρια θα δοθεί η ευκαιρία να επεξηγήσει το έργο του/της στο ακροατήριο.

Σε σχετική ανακοίνωσή του, ο Πρόεδρος της Ένωσης Ελλήνων Τραπεζιτών Μεγάλης Βρετανίας (HBA-UK) Λούης Λοΐζου δήλωσε τα εξής: «Είμαστε στην ευχάριστη θέση να ανακοινώσουμε το Βραβείο Σπουδαστών HBA-UK με το οποίο πιστεύουμε ότι θα συμβάλλουμε στην αναγνώριση και την ενίσχυση των προσπαθειών εξέχοντων φοιτητών από την Ελλάδα και την Κύπρο. Το Βραβείο αποτελεί διαπιστευτήριο της κοινωφελούς προσφοράς των μελών και φίλων του Συνδέσμου, τους οποίους θέλουμε να ευχαριστήσουμε ιδιαιτέρως. Η εναρκτήρια τελετή απονομής του βραβείου συμπίπτει με τον εορτασμό της 25ης επετείου της Ένωσης το 2019.»

Διαδικασία Συμμετοχής: Δικαίωμα συμμετοχής έχουν φοιτητές και φοιτήτριες της ανωτέρας δευτεροβάθμιας ή της τριτοβάθμιας εκπαίδευσης στην Ελλάδα ή στην Κύπρο, οι οποίοι είτε φοιτούν, είτε έχουν ήδη αποφοιτήσει από το 2016. Οι συμμετέχοντες καλούνται να συντάξουν σχετική εργασία (μεταξύ 1.000 και 3.000 λέξεων) στην αγγλική γλώσσα. Ακολούθως, θα πρέπει να αποστείλουν το κείμενό τους, επισυνάπτοντας, επίσης, το βιογραφικό σημείωμά τους και σχετική συνοδευτική επιστολή, στην ηλεκτρονική διεύθυνση hba@hellenicbankers.org.uk το αργότερο μέχρι την 20ή Μαρτίου 2019. Η ανακοίνωση του επιτυχόντα φοιτητή/επιτυχούσας φοιτήτριας θα πραγματοποιηθεί μέχρι τα τέλη Απριλίου 2019, ενώ η τελετή απονομής θα διεξαχθεί την 8η Ιουνίου 2019 στο Λονδίνο.

Οι συμμετέχοντες καλούνται να επιλέξουν το δικό τους θέμα ενδιαφέροντος σε θεματικές που άπτονται του χρηματοοικονομικού τομέα. Στην αξιολόγηση, ιδιαίτερη έμφαση θα δοθεί στον καινοτόμο χαρακτήρα του θέματος, καθώς και στην αντισυμβατική και δημιουργική σκέψη. Η Ένωση επισημαίνει ενδεικτικά τα κατωτέρω θέματα, τα οποία πιθανότατα οι συμμετέχοντες θα ήθελαν να εξετάσουν:

– GenZ: Αναπτύξτε μια πρόταση ολοκληρωμένης αξίας για εταιρείες χρηματοπιστωτικών υπηρεσιών στην Ελλάδα ή / και την Κύπρο, αναλύοντας ποια προϊόντα και υπηρεσίες ψηφιακής χρηματοδότησης πρέπει να προσφερθούν, καθώς και ποια επικοινωνιακή στρατηγική πρέπει να υιοθετήσουν για να προσελκύσουν και να καταγράψουν το Gen-Z των καταναλωτών.

– Fintech: Συζητήστε βασικές αναδυόμενες τεχνολογίες και πρακτικές ιδέες τις οποίες οι εταιρείες χρηματοπιστωτικών υπηρεσιών στην Ελλάδα ή /και την Κύπρο μπορούν να αξιοποιήσουν προκειμένου να διαδραματίσουν ηγετικό ρόλο στον νέο ψηφιακό κόσμο. Πιθανές τάσεις αναφοράς: bitcoin, blockchain, robo-advisors, κινητές τεχνολογίες κλπ.

– Ψηφιοποίηση: Αξιολογήστε πώς η αναγεννητική δύναμη της ψηφιοποίησης δύναται να αναζωπυρώσει τον Ελληνικό ή / και τον Κυπριακό τραπεζικό τομέα και πώς ενδεχομένως δύναται να επηρεάσει το ανταγωνιστικό τοπίο.

– NPLs: Προτείνετε και συζητήστε στρατηγικές ή / και πολιτικές για την αποτελεσματική αντιμετώπιση του προβλήματος των μη εξυπηρετούμενων δανείων στην Ελλάδα ή / και στην Κύπρο.

HBA-UK Student Award for students from Greece and Cyprus

Hellenic Bankers Association – UK (HBA-UK) launches the annual HBA-UK Student Award for students from Greece and Cyprus who wish to pursue further studies or a career in the UK.

London, Monday, 15 October 2018: The Hellenic Bankers Association – UK (HBA-UK) launches the annual HBA-UK Student Award for students who are currently studying in Greece or Cyprus and wish to pursue further studies or a career in the UK in a finance-related field.

The EUR 1,000 award will be given annually to the student who produces the best piece of extended written work (in English) related to finance, as judged by an HBA-UK panel of academics and practitioners within the field of finance. Besides, this prestigious award will include mentoring and networking opportunities within the Hellenic community of the City of London.

The 2019 HBA-UK Student Award ceremony will take place in London on the 8th of June 2019 at the Association’s Summer Ball. The winning student will have the opportunity to explain his/her work to the audience.

The Chairman of the Hellenic Bankers Association – UK (HBA-UK), Louis Loizou, stated that: “We are delighted to announce the HBA-UK Student Award which we believe will help and recognise excelling students from Greece and Cyprus. It is a sign of commitment to the public benefit of our members and friends that we wish to thank the most. The inaugural award ceremony will coincide with the celebration of our Association’s 25th anniversary in 2019”.

Participation Process: Post-secondary education college or university level students, in Greece or Cyprus, who are either currently studying or graduated since 2016 are eligible to participate. They should register their written work (between 1,000 to 3,000 words) in English; accompanied by their CV and cover letter at hba@hellenicbankers.org.uk no later than the 20th of March 2019. The announcement of the winning student will be made by the end of April 2019 and the award ceremony will take place on the 8th of June 2019 in London.

Participating students are invited to choose their own topic of interest. Emphasis will be placed on its innovative character and the out-of-the-box thinking. Our panel has chosen the themes that students may wish to consider as follows:

– GenZ: Develop an integrated value proposition for financial services companies in Greece and/or Cyprus on which digital finance products and services should they offer; and/or which communication strategy should they adopt to appeal and capture the Gen-Z of consumers.

– Fintech: Discuss key emerging technologies and practical ideas that financial services firms in Greece and/or Cyprus should embrace in becoming leaders in the new digital world. Potential trends to cover may be: bitcoin, blockchain, robo-advisors, mobile technologies etc.

– Digitalisation: Evaluate how the disruptive force of digitalization is revolutionizing the Greek and/or Cypriot banking sector and how it will potentially affect the competitive landscape.

– NPLs: Recommend and discuss strategies and/or policies to effectively tackle the NPLs problem in Greece and/or Cyprus.

Networking Reception and Briefing on “Brexit & EU Citizens’ Rights”

The Hellenic Bankers Association-UK (HBA-UK) in association with the Hellenic Societies of Bank of England, Deloitte, HSBC, UBS and the Hellenic Law Association-UK cordially invites you to its upcoming networking and drinks reception which will take place at the Hellenic Centre on Thursday, 4th of October 2018, between 7-9PM.

During our networking reception, Hilton Herbert and Gerassimos Galiatsatos will provide a brief update on EU Citizens’ Rights in the UK in the context of Brexit and the 2019 European Parliament elections. The information session will be provided at 8PM and you will have the opportunity to ask questions, or you may choose to send your questions at hba@hellenicbankers.org.uk prior to the event date.

With over ten years of experience as an accredited Senior Caseworker and Immigration Supervisor at the Law Centres Network, in the fields of immigration and nationality law, Hilton has also been involved in some high profile parliamentary lobbying which has brought about significant changes in UK immigration law and undoubtedly benefited the lives of thousands of people. Gerassimos (Makis) Galiatsatos is an official from the Directorate-General for Communication of the European Parliament Information Office in the United Kingdom.

The event is open to everyone, as part of HBA-UK’s corporate social responsibility. It is organised in cooperation with the European Commission’s Representation in the UK and the European Parliament Information Office in the UK. Complimentary drinks will be provided, courtesy of our Association.

Event: HBA-UK Networking Reception
Venue: Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington St, London W1U 5AS
Networking Reception: 7-9PM
Briefing: 8PM by Hilton Herbert and Makis Galiatsatos on “Brexit & EU Citizens’ Rights”
Attendance: Open to everyone, but rsvp is required via Eventbrite

We look forward to seeing you there!

Yours Sincerely,

HBA-UK Executive Committee

The presentation can be downloaded here.

picture-brexit.jpg © @ European Union 2017

Capital Link’s 11th Annual Shipping and Marine Services Forum

Description: This event aims to provide investors with a comprehensive review and current outlook of the various shipping markets and in addition, cover topics of critical interest to industry participants, financiers and investors.
Date
: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Venue: The Royal Society
Address
: 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG
Attendance: RSVP to hba@hellenicbankers.org.uk
Link
: http://forums.capitallink.com/shipping/2018london/

Attica Fire Relief – Fundraising

Dear Members and Followers,

We are all deeply saddened by the tragic news of the wildfire that burst in Attica earlier this week.

In memory of all those lost and in support of those injured or without shelter, the Hellenic Bankers Association- UK (HBA-UK) are looking to fundraise and are kindly asking for your support and generosity. For any contributions please use the official bank account of the Greek branch of The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. For any donations please see account details below.

Name: Hellenic Red Cross
Reference: Attica fire relief
IBAN:
GR6402602400000310201181388
SWIFT: ERBKGRAA
Bank:
Eurobank Ergasias AE
Bank Address: 7 Korai St & 37 Panepistimiou St, Athens 10564

If you have any questions or further comments, please do not hesitate to contact us at hba@hellenicbankers.org.uk.
Yours Sincerely,

The Executive Committee
HBA-UK