- Antonio Spilimbergo, Deputy Director in the Research Department, IMF
- Nicolas Véron, Senior Fellow, Bruegel and Peterson Institute for International Economics
- Toby Thompson, Portfolio Manager, Global Multi-Asset, T. Rowe Price, and members from his research team (TBD)
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Antonio Spilimbergo is Deputy Director of the Research Department at the IMF. He received his undergraduate diploma from Bocconi and his PhD from MIT. Since 1997 he has worked at the IMF where he has been mission chief for Brazil, Italy, Slovenia, Russia, and Turkey. He is a research fellow of CEPR. He is a member of the Research Advisory Board of the Central Bank of Russia. His papers are published in leading academic journals, including AER, Review of Economic Studies, AEJ: Macroeconomics, and JIE. He co-edited the books “Getting Back on Track: Growth, Employment, and Rebalancing in Europe” and “Brazil: Boom, Bust, and the Road to Recovery,” and co-wrote the book “Si vax”.
Senior Fellow, Bruegel and Peterson Institute for International Economics
Nicolas Véron cofounded Bruegel in Brussels in 2002-05, joined the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington DC in 2009, and is currently employed on equal terms by both organizations as a Senior Fellow. His research is primarily about financial systems and financial services policies, with a main geographical focus on Europe. A graduate of France’s Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines, his earlier experience includes senior positions in the French government and private sector in the 1990s and early 2000s. He is also an independent board member of the global derivatives trade repository arm of DTCC, a financial infrastructure company that operates on a non-profit basis. In September 2012, Bloomberg Markets included Véron in its yearly global “50 Most Influential” list with reference to his early advocacy of European banking union.
Toby Thompson is a portfolio manager in the Multi-Asset Division. He is a co-portfolio manager of the Balanced Fund, Global Allocation Funds, Moderate Allocation Portfolio, Spectrum Funds, ActivePlus® Portfolios, and Managed Volatility Strategies. Toby is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. Toby’s investment experience began in 1994, and he has been with T. Rowe Price since 2010, beginning in the retirement plan services group. Prior to this, Toby was employed by I.A.M. as director of investments of the National Pension Fund. He also was a principal with Brown Investment Advisory, where he worked in fixed income research, served as director of open architecture and asset allocation, and was a member of the firm's Strategic Investment Committee. Toby earned a B.S. in business and economics from Towson University and an M.B.A. from Loyola University Maryland. Toby also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designations. Toby is a former chairman of the National Aquarium Foundation in Baltimore.