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A Case Study: European and Italian Financial Institutions During and After COVID

Monday, June 8, 2020, 121 p.m.

Headshot of Domenico Siniscalco

The Centennial Speaker Series presents a moderated conversation with Domenico Siniscalco, managing director and vice chairman at Morgan Stanley, Italian economist, and former Italian minister of finance. This event is co-sponsored by the Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis, the CFA Society of New York, and the Museum of American Finance. Siniscalco will share his insights on how economies and financial markets have withstood the impact of COVID-19 and discuss macroeconomic policies countries like Italy can use to navigate the COVID-19 crisis.


12 p.m. Welcome Remarks

Donna Rapaccioli, Dean of the Gabelli School of Business

12:05 p.m. Discussion

Moderator: Andrea Mennillo, Managing Director and Founding Partner of IDA Capital Ltd., London
Interviewee: Domenico Siniscalco, Managing Director and Vice Chairman at Morgan Stanley, Italian Economist, Former Minister of Finance

12:45 p.m.

Q&A from audience

1 p.m. Closing Remarks

Andrew Auslander, CFA, FRM, Managing Principal, Agile Financial LLC, Vice-Chair of Value Investing Group of CFA Society of New York

About Domenico Siniscalco
Domenico Siniscalco has been managing director and vice chairman at Morgan Stanley since 2006. He is the country head of Italy and head of government coverage for EMEA.

From September 2001 to July 2004, Domenico was director general of the Italian Treasury, then became Italian minister of economy and finance (July 2004 to September 2005). In this capacity he was also a member of the Eurogroup of the European Council of Economy and Finance Ministers, member of the G-7 and G-8, and governor of the IMF.

Domenico sits on the Board of HEC (Paris) and has been a Board member of the Grosvenor Group in London, of the Board of Eni, Telecom Italia, and other companies.

He is chairman of Fondazione Luigi Einaudi (Torino), chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (Milano), and chairman of the Council for the United States and Italy.

Domenico developed a successful academic career at Cambridge, Louvain la Neuve, Johns Hopkins, and at Torino University. For several years he has been one of the lead authors of IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize) and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, The Beijer Institute.

He is author of various academic books and more than 70 research articles in environmental economics, privatizations and structural change. He has been lead-writer of Il Sole 24 Ore and La Stampa. He has a Laurea in Law from University of Torino and a Ph.D. in Economics from Cambridge University.

About Andrea Mennillo

Andrea holds a B.S. in business from Federico II University in Naples and a B.S. in international banking from University of Lecce. He also is an alumnus of INSEAD Graduate School. He has almost 30 years of leadership experience, mostly in financial institutions and infrastructure funds worldwide.

He has acted as chairman, managing director, and board member in banks, insurance companies, and financial conglomerates in Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland. After Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, where he was appointed by the Ministry of Finance of Italy, he founded IDA Capital, an investment firm that operates in the fastest-growing countries and focuses on business diplomacy.

Andrea is the parent of Francesco Mennillo, GSB’ 16, and past chair of International Parents Leadership Council. He is a member of Gabelli School of Business Advisory Board, chair of the Globalization Council, chairman of Fordham Advisory Board, London, and winner of the Gabelli School of Business 2018 International Awareness Award.

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