It has been over a year since the pandemic has been affecting our everyday lives. We have experienced three waves and several restrictions and re-openings. How can we, investors prepare for the period ahead? What do experts say about the near future of the financial sector? Do we need to prepare for a fourth wave of Covid-19? What are the prospects for the economy? How will stock markets evolve and what can be expected from central banks?

At OTP Global Markets’ online event we will attempt to answer these and other related questions. We will also share valuable thoughts and insights with the help of widely recognised professionals and banking experts. Please join us!

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Participants

Gergely Röst, PhD
Department Chair of Applied & Numerical Mathematics, University of Szeged, Head of the Hungarian COVID-19 Mathematical Modelling and Epidemiological Analysis Task Force
Péter Krekó, PhD
social psychologist, Director of Political Capital and Associate Professor at ELTE University in Budapest
Gergely Tardos
Head of OTP’s Research Centre
Szabolcs Kopányi, PhD
Head of Portfolio Management at OTP Bank

Host

Dávid Sándor
Head of Multi-Asset Strategies and a lead investment strategist at OTP Bank

The programme

  • Welcome speech: Mr Gábor Fazekas, Head of Markets at OTP Bank
  • Keynote speaker: Mr Gergely Röst, Department Chair of Applied & Numerical Mathematics, University of Szeged, Head of the Hungarian COVID-19 Mathematical Modelling and Epidemiological Analysis Task Force
  • Roundtable discussion:
    • Mr Péter Krekó, social psychologist, Director of Political Capital and Associate Professor at ELTE University in Budapest
    • Mr Gergely Tardos, Head of OTP Bank’s Analysis Centre
    • Mr Szabolcs Kopányi, PhD, Head of Portfolio Management at OTP Bank

Host: Mr Dávid Sándor, Head of Multi-Asset Strategies and lead investment strategist at OTP Bank


For safety reasons the event will be held online and will be broadcast as a pre-recorded video.

The information shared at the event and at the roundtable discussion is limited to general knowledge and intelligence and does not contain a comprehensive analysis of the topics discussed. The information provided is not comprehensive; the unique, specific needs, circumstances, goals or financial situation of investors, or their willingness or ability to take risks are not being considered; therefore, in the lack of personal recommendations, it does not constitute investment advice even if it may describe a specific financial instrument in terms of potential price or return expectations or mention the related investment opportunities. Personal circumstances are assessed and considered via target market analyses and the suitability and appropriateness tests that are intended to evaluate the financial awareness, experience and risk-bearing capacity of clients. This event and roundtable discussion do not constitute legal, taxation or accounting advice.

Previously he worked in Toronto, Arizona, and Oxford.He has been engaged in epidemic modelling for 15 years. With funding from the European Research Council, in 2010 he founded the first Hungarian mathematical epidemiology research team in Szeged. Since March 2020 he has been heading the Mathematical Modelling and Epidemiology Task Force set up for the analysis of the COVID‑19 pandemic in Hungary.

He is the director of Political Capital and Associate Professor at ELTE University in Budapest. He is affiliated with two policy institutes in Washington DC, as Reagan-Fascell Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy and a Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis. Previously he was a Europe’s Futures Visiting Fellow of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) and the Erste Foundation, and a non-resident Associate Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University SAIS Bologna Institute of Policy Research. He worked as a Fulbright Visiting Professor in the United States at the Central Eurasian Studies Department of Indiana University, and was the co-chair of the PREVENT working group at the EU Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN). The main focus of his interest is political psychology and the institutional background of disinformation, political tribalism and authoritarian influence. He is the author of two books. The first is entitled The Hungarian Far Right, which was co-authored by Attila Juhász. The book was published by Ibidem Verlag in 2017 and is being distributed by Columbia University Press. His second book on fake news and conspiracy theories was published in Hungarian in 2018, becoming a social science bestseller, currently under reprint. He is a regular commentator in leading international media, publishing articles, among others, in papers such as Foreign Affairs, the Journal of Democracy, Newsweek, and The Guardian. He is the owner of Political Capital Institute.

He has been strengthening the OTP Group since 2004, specialising in FX reserve strategy, external imbalances and indebtedness, fiscal policy and the financial behaviour of the corporate sector. Gergely Tardos graduated from Corvinus University in 2000 with a degree in Finance and Economic Policy. After starting his career in the Economics and Monetary Policy departments of the National Bank of Hungary, he joined OTP Bank in 2004. Mr Tardos will share a global macro-analysis on imminent market events, introducing key markets and the forecasted impact of a potential fourth wave of the pandemic.

Mr Kopányi holds a PhD in finance, and has a 20-year career history with financial markets. To the best part of these two decades, he worked at investment bank flow desks, trading bonds, interest rate and foreign exchange derivatives in London and Warsaw. As a seasoned market participant, he will translate macrotrends into market scenarios and possible investor behaviour.

He has more than 10 years of experience as an analyst, researcher and investment strategist. He worked for one of the most important Hungarian economy media platforms, Portfolio.hu as an Equity Analyst. Subsequently, he became a Senior Research Analyst, and Head of Research at KBC Securities Hungary. He joined OTP Bank 4 years ago. He will be the host and moderator of the event.