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Macroeconomic outlook: Taking Turkey’s economic temperature post-health crisis and beyond

Broadcast on Feb 24, 2021 from Livestream: Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Turkey 2021 Virtual Conference

Strategic Partner

Borsa Istanbul

Multilateral Sponsor

ICD

Bronze Sponsor

Bezen & Partners

Bronze Sponsor

Fitch Ratings

Bronze Sponsor

UK Export Finance

Bronze Sponsor

Unsal Law Firm

Supporting Partner

British Chamber of Commerce in Turkey

Supporting Partner

Turkish Institutional Investment Managers Association

Subscribe for access:

  • Geopolitics and the economy: Analysing the new relationships with US and Europe, and their impact on trade and FDI
  • Turkey’s monetary policy and its impact on growth rates, inflation, TRY/US and international investor sentiment
  • How does Turkey fight rising inflation: Rate hikes or FDI/IMF support? What are the consequences for the wider economy of each?
  • Cyclical vs. structural: What are the short-term cyclical pressures caused by COVID-19? And what are the long-term structural shifts uprooted by the pandemic and have changed the trajectory of Turkey’s economy?
CEE & Turkey

Moderator

Alex Johnson

Alex Johnson

Chief Executive Officer

GFC Media Group

Alex Johnson

Alex Johnson

Chief Executive Officer at GFC Media Group

Alex is Founder and CEO of GFC Media Group. He is responsible for shaping the business strategy as well as overseeing the day-to-day running of the company. Launched in 2009 focusing on capital markets conferences in the GCC, the business today operates across 4 continents and delivers market intelligence and peer-to-peer discussion to over 10,000 senior finance and investment executives per year.

In 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, GFC Media Group transitioned its entire business online, having spent 10 years only delivering Live conferences and roundtables.

Prior to starting GFC Media Group, Alex worked in various roles in media, research, and events. He has a degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Durham.

GFC Media Group

Alex Johnson

Speakers

Murat Ucer

Murat Ucer

Murat Ucer

Economist at Global Source Partners

Murat Üçer serves as Global Source's consultant in Turkey, is co-founder of Turkey Data Monitor, and a senior lecturer at Koç and Bosphorus Universities in Istanbul. As a consultant, he provides macroeconomic expertise to commercial banks, multinational corporations and public sector organizations, and gives training programs and seminars on the Turkish as well as global macroeconomic developments. Formerly, he worked as an economist at the Institute of International Finance, Credit Suisse, and the International Monetary Fund and was an advisor to the Minister of Treasury at the Turkish Treasury in 2001 and the Governor of the Central Bank of Turkey in 1997. Mr. Üçer received his B.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Boğazici University and Boston College, respectively, and has authored several articles on the Turkish economy, including a book on the 2001 Turkish crisis.

Global Source Partners

Tim Ash

Tim Ash

Emerging Market Sovereign Strategist

BlueBay Asset Management

Tim Ash

Tim Ash

Emerging Market Sovereign Strategist at BlueBay Asset Management

Tim is currently an emerging market sovereign strategist at BlueBay Asset Management, working in the emerging market debt team. Tim was previously Head of CEEMEA Credit Strategy at Nomura. He has also previously held positions as Head of EM Research at ICBC-Standard Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland and Bear Sterns.

BlueBay Asset Management

Serhat Gurleyen

Serhat Gurleyen

Serhat Gurleyen

Research Director at Is Investment

  • Director of research in Is Investment for 20 years.
  • Responsible for macro strategy and portfolio allocation for institutional investors and high net worth individuals.
  • Prepares a weekly column for daily Dunya for the last 15 years

Is Investment

David Knight

David Knight

Senior Economist

World Bank

David Knight

David Knight

Senior Economist at World Bank

David Knight is a Senior Economist with the World Bank Group. He has been based in Ankara since 2018 and covers issues of macroeconomics, fiscal management, trade and investment, as well as providing economic advice to other teams in the World Bank Turkey office. David has been with the Bank for around ten years and has previously worked as an Economic Advisor for the UK HM Revenue and Customs and HM Treasury. He holds a bachelor’s degree from London School of Economics in economics and a Master’s degree from the University of Melbourne in economics.

World Bank