17 May 2011: "Can we Predict Crisis?”

In the series «Conferences@934», the Consulate General of France in New York presents:

"Are crises predictable?”

A conversation featuring:

- Evariste Lefeuvre, Chief Economist for Natixis North America

- Bashar Azzouz, Founder and Managing Director of New York based 2 Rivers Consulting


Tuesday, May 17th at 6:30 pm
Consulate General of France
934 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10021
(between 74th and 75th streets)



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Mr. Evariste Lefeuvre and Mr. Bashar Azzouz

Evariste Lefeuvre, is the Chief Economist for Natixis North America, the New York-based subsidiary of Natixis. He provides economic and financial research for Natixis customers in the Americas. He also leads Natixis’ Cross Asset Research team, a specialized analysis division, which includes foreign exchange markets, fixed income, commodities and equities. The team draws upon Natixis’ macroeconomic scenarios to design customized structures and asset allocation strategies. Mr. Lefeuvre began his career at CDC in 1999 as a Markets Economist, concentrating on the U.S. economy. In 2003, he was appointed Deputy Director of Economic Research at IXIS CIB, and became the head of the Cross Asset Research team at Natixis in 2006. Mr. Lefeuvre is an alumnus of the Ecole Normale Supérieure and a former student of IEP Paris. He is co-author of "La logique du Hasard" (2010), "Dictionnaire Posthume de la Finance" (2009) and "Macroéconomie" (2006).


Bashar Azzouz
, is Founder and Managing Director of New York based 2 Rivers Consulting LLC, a money management and investment advisory firm. Since 2000, Mr. Azzouz has managed private accounts for high net worth individuals, provided a global macro view to institutional customers with a multi-billion dollar asset base, and advised on portfolio construction, risk management and hedging strategies. His career covers over 20 years of trading, financial markets and derivatives experience having worked for Banque Paribas, Société Générale and UBS. Mr. Azzouz has worked for prestigious names in the hedge fund industry. He was also a Portfolio Manager and Senior Vice President in charge of worldwide asset and currency risk at Orbitex Management. His experience spans all four asset classes, options and derivatives. He has a broad background in risk management, and an in depth knowledge of the hedge fund industry. Since 2004, Mr. Azzouz has regularly lectured worldwide on the topics of hedge funds, commodities, currencies and derivatives and has delivered courses for finance companies, the International Faculty of Finance in the UK, and DNA Training and Consulting in the Middle East. He has lectured at the American University of Beirut, and has been a guest speaker at the Citibank Latin American training program and the MBA program of New York University’s Stern School of business. Mr Azzouz has contributed various articles in hedge fund industry newsletters. He holds a Masters Degree in Engineering from Columbia University in New York, a Post Graduate Business Degree from the Manchester Business School in the UK, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the American University in Beirut. He is fluent in English, French, and Arabic, and is a founder of Polymair Inc, a NY based cultural organization that promotes art and culture.

Dernière modification : 13/10/2011

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