Events & Seminars

Distinguished Lecture by David Marsh

27 of June 2016
RSVP Telephone info: 210-8964531
18:00-21:00 our premises

 Distinguished Lecture by
David Marsh
Managing Director and Co-Founder of OMFIF
Monday, June 27
th, 2016 in Athens, at 18:00

ALBA Graduate Business School at The American College of Greece,
6-8 Xenias Str., Mavili Square.

RSVP at
events@alba.edu.gr by June 23rd

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"Greece’s history of entanglement with an economic and monetary union has been a challenge in many acts where there are many victims and few, if any, heroes. The denouement is still some time ahead and there are many twists and turns awaiting us and perhaps little prospect of a happy ending for any of the key participants including Greece’s neighbours and partners. Greece’s 2009-2010 rescue plan and the subsequent bail-out packages presented many challenges both for Greece and its EU partners; although Greece has made considerable efforts to balance its books both internally and externally, the overall effect of the implemented policies has been to prolong the economic recession in the country, increase the barriers to recovery and make an exit from the recession highly complex and burdensome. One of the positive aspects of these developments is that it has increased a sense of European interdependence. Whether this leads to a heightened sense of solidarity or whether countries will be increasingly driven to act unilaterally is a question that has yet to find a definite answer – but on which the UK referendum may provide some preliminary input."

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David MarshDavid Marsh is Managing Director and Co-Founder of OMFIF. He is Senior Adviser to asset management company Soditic and Chairman of the Advisory Board of independent investment bank London & Oxford Capital Markets. Previously, he worked for City merchant bank Robert Fleming, corporate finance boutique Hawkpoint and German management consultancy Droege.

Marsh is a Board Member of Henderson Eurotrust, the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany and the Institute for Corporate Cultural Affairs, Deputy Chairman of the German-British Forum and visiting Professor at Sheffield University and King's College London. He was made Commander of the British Empire in 2000 and was awarded the German Order of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz) in 2003.

He started his career at Reuters in 1973 having graduated with a BA in chemistry from Queen's College Oxford. Between 1978 and 1995 he worked for the Financial Times in France and Germany, latterly as European Editor in London. Marsh has written five books: 'Europe's Deadlock: How the Crisis Could Be Solved - And Why It Won't Happen' (revised edition 'Europe's Deadlock: How the Crisis Could Be Solved - And Why It Still Won't Happen’ (2016); 'The Euro – The Politics of the New Global Currency' (2009 – re-released in 2011 as 'The Battle for the New Global Currency'); 'Germany and Europe – The Crisis of Unity' (1994); 'The Bundesbank – The Bank that Rules Europe' (1992); and 'Germany – Rich, Bothered and Divided' (1989).

He is a frequent media commentator in Europe and the US.