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The financial markets are facing continued dislocation from economic and geopolitical disruption.

Prof. Dr. Yanis Varoufakis, Former Minister of Finance, Greece, Professor of Economics, Co-founder, DiEM25


Yanis is now a leading anti-austerity voice around the world. Controversial, but considered, Yanis compiled his thoughts on global economics and the aftermath of the financial crisis in his book “And The Weak Suffer What They Must?: Europe, Austerity and the Threat to Global Stability”.

Macroeconomic overview: Chinese debt and macroeconomic reforms


Michael Pettis, Professor of Finance, Guanghua School of Management at Peking University.

Michael publishes a blog, China Financial Markets, which was ranked by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top fifteen economic blogs worldwide. His most recent book, Avoiding the Fall: China's Economic Restructuring, was selected by the FT as one of the top ten books on business and economics.

Michael will provide an invaluable insight into Chinese debt and macroeconomic reforms and the implications this will have for global balance of payments and capital flows.

Geopolitical overview: macroeconomic & geopolitical outlook


Dr Joachim Pfeiffer, Economic and Energy Policy Spokesman, CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group will give a keynote presentation to open the German Private Equity Summit on 26th February, focusing on the fallout from the recent election, risk in the financial markets and challenges for the German economy.