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Sovereign Debt: A Looming Debt Crisis?

Monday, June 22, 2020, 121 p.m.


The Centennial Speaker Series presents a moderated conversation with Anne-Laure Kiechel, founding partner of Global Sovereign Advisory. Kiechel will discuss sovereign debt and address the question: How should bilateral institutional and government lending partners respond to the need for an efficient resolution of what appears to be a looming debt 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: Anne-Laure Kiechel, Founding Partner of Global Sovereign Advisory

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 Anne-Laure Kiechel

Anne-Laure Kiechel’s experience spans more than 20 years in debt and capital markets as well as sovereign advisory, at both government and state-owned enterprise levels.

In 2009, she joined Rothschild in Paris, working in the financial advisory group. She became partner in 2014. Beginning in 2015, she focused on sovereign advisory matters, a practice she contributed structuring and developing before being appointed global head.

Kiechel started her career at Lehman Brothers in 1999, working in several departments in New York, London, and Paris. She, among other activities, headed Lehman Brothers’ Global Finance practice for Northern Europe.

In 2015, Kiechel co-founded Youthonomics, an index which ranks countries according to youth-friendliness.

In 2019, she founded Global Sovereign Advisory, an independent structure providing holistic advice to states and state-owned enterprises on public policy and financial matters.

Kiechel graduated from HEC and Sankt Gallen; and holds a master’s degree in mathematics.

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.

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.

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