BNP Paribas

July 02, 2015 10:00 ET

BNP Paribas Hosts the Third Annual Drobny Summer School Providing Mentorship for Junior Buy-Side Professionals

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jul 2, 2015) - BNP Paribas and Drobny Global Advisors, a leading independent macro advisory firm, will sponsor the third annual Macro Summer School to be held July 16-17, 2015 at the Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel in New York City. This training program is intended to accelerate the professional development of junior buy-side professionals. 

The annual Macro Summer School is part of a broader BNP Paribas initiative to support clients early in their careers and provide a platform to network via a program that is designed to deepen and expand their knowledge base and help accelerate the learning process for individuals with 1-5 years' experience.

"We're pleased to be once again hosting the Macro Summer School with Drobny Global Advisors," said Edward Speal, Deputy Head of Global Markets Americas at BNP Paribas. "As an experienced provider of risk management tools to the market, we understand first-hand the importance of sharing our knowledge and insights with the next generation of buy-side leaders."

Bernard Connolly, author of "The Rotten Heart of Europe: the Dirty War for Europe's Money," former Chief Global Strategist at Banque AIG & AIG Trading and founder of Connolly Global Macro Advisor, will deliver a keynote presentation on July 16th.

The Macro Summer School sessions, led by experienced portfolio managers/"professors" will be held on Friday July 17 and topics will include:

  • Portfolio construction theory and practical approaches
  • Risk Management disciplines
  • Reaction functions: understanding and trading global central banks
  • Foreign currency trading, volatility analytics, and market developments
  • Interest rate mechanics and opportunities
  • Commodity trading
  • Macro-equity/Equity Derivative insights

"The Macro Summer School is in its third year and has grown into an extremely valuable program for junior professionals looking to accelerate their learning process. It's great to have witnessed the growth of this event and to experience the energy and passion of the attendees. We look forward to welcoming another large, diverse group from around the world at this year's program," stated Andres Drobny, founding partner of Drobny Global Advisors.

About BNP Paribas Group:
BNP Paribas has operations in 75 countries and boasts more than 185,000 employees, including approximately 145,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its two core activities: Retail Banking & Services (comprised of Domestic Markets and International Financial Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail banking model across Mediterranean basin countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia-Pacific.

About Drobny:
Drobny Global Advisors is an independent global markets research firm founded in 1999. The goal of Drobny's research is to engage in an ongoing dialogue about global markets with clients -- hedge funds, real money accounts, pensions, endowments and family offices. Drobny publishes regular written research pieces that are meant to be conversational with "SGs," smart guys and gals. In partnership with BNP Paribas, Drobny also hosts events that are highly focused debates & informational discussions about "Favorite Trades" presented by some of the top global portfolio managers. Drobny's invite only and limited attendance policy creates an intimate atmosphere for the managers to discuss markets, network and have a good time amongst equals without being hassled.

Drobny's first event was held in the Spring 2002. Since that time, Drobny has hosted more than 25 conferences and forums in cities varying from Reykjavik, Stockholm, Budapest, Milan, Barcelona, London, Las Vegas, Santa Monica, New York, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Hong Kong.