BGA Hosts Client Call on Germany’s Political Stalemate and European Uncertainty

BGA Hosts Client Call on Germany's Political Stalemate and European Uncertainty

BGA’s Jan Kallmorgen (CEO) and Dierk Brandenberg (Managing Partner, London) headlined a client call forecasting 2018 risks emanating out of Europe and Germany and their impact on investor decision making.  Some of the topics included:

  • When will we see a new German government? Will Angela Merkel govern with a minority or the SPD? Who could the new Finance Minister? What’s the likelihood of new elections?
  • What impact does the uncertainty have on Eurozone reforms and Emanuel Macron’s vision for the EU?
  • What will be the impact on Brexit negotiations and transatlantic relations?

Speakers

Jan Kallmorgen

Jan Kallmorgen

CEO and Founder
Jan's Bio

Jan F. Kallmorgen is BGA’s founder & CEO combining a background in investment banking, diplomacy and public affairs. He was educated at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and worked at Goldman Sachs, the European Group for Investor Protection and the German Council on Foreign Relations before he started the international political advisory firm Bohnen Kallmorgen & Partner. In 2014 he was recruited to build the Global Practice group at Interel, a public affairs consultancy with presence in 70 countries. Jan is also founder & chairman of the non-profit think tank Atlantic Initiative and a regular speaker at international conferences.

Education
He holds Master degrees in History and International Relations and is a member of Atlantik-Bruecke, the American Council on Germany, the American Chamber of Commerce, CDU Wirtschaftsrat as well as an alumnus of several Young Leader programs.
Dierk Brandenburg

Dierk Brandenburg

Managing Partner
Dierk's Bio
Dierk is Managing Partner at BGA following a 25 year career in asset management, banking and financial regulation.  As senior analyst and director of research at Fidelity Investments for more than 13 years, Dierk led fixed income research for US and European financial sector and sovereign strategy.

Before Fidelity, he worked for Deutsche Bank in London and as Deputy Head of Credit Risk for the BIS in Basel, where he advised central banks and regulators on bank capital and risk management.

Education
Dierk holds a PhD in public finance from the London School of Economics (LSE).