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Keynote speaker Constantin Gurdgiev is a renowned financial expert, speaker, and advisor to several major corporations. His keynotes reveal an exceptional insight into the inner workings of global markets – an insight that explains why Gurdgiev has become a leader in his field.
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Born in Moscow, Russia, Dr. Constantin Gurdgiev received his education from the University of California, Los Angeles, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University, and Trinity College, Dublin. As Adjunct Professor of Finance with Dublin’s Trinity College, Dr. Gurdgiev is a true academic, specializing in investment theory, applied investment and trading, macroeconomic analysis, and risk applications to the financial markets.
Dr. Gurdgiev is a frequent contributor to several international media outlets, such as the Wall Street Journal, and has regular columns for the Cayman Financial Review, Insight Ireland, and Village Magazine. In the past, he has had regular columns for the Sunday Times, the Sunday Business Post (Ireland), and the Sunday Tribune (Ireland). Furthermore, he often appears as a financial expert on TV and radio. In the past, Dr. Gurdgiev has served as the Partner and Head of Research with St Columbanus AG, the Head of Macroeconomics with the Institute for Business Value, IBM, Director of Research with NCB Stockbrokers, Ltd and the Group Editor with Business & Finance magazine.
Dr. Gurdgiev mixes high level views of technological progress, demographic and consumer preferences trends to provide a longer-range vision for the evolution of key markets and the underlying supply and demand dynamics. His presentations focus on sectoral and enterprise-level insights into the strategic responses required to address these challenges. Dr. Gurdgiev’s extremely thorough understanding of the inner workings of the financial markets has made him a highly sought-after financial expert, and he has worked as a strategist for major companies like Google, IBM, Alltech, KPMG, PWC, IG, Bloomberg, Reuters, CFA Institute, Eon, and Allianz.
In addition to this, Dr. Gurdgiev acts as adviser to and director with a range of financial services start-ups covering data analytics, B2C services and back office infrastructure for on-line financial services providers. He is also a co-Founder and Director of the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation, Ltd. and the Chairman of Ireland Russia Business Association. He has also delivered presentations, testimonies, and statements in the European Parliament, the Bank for International Settlements, as well as a number of specialist committees hearings in the Irish Parliament.
Dr. Constantin Gurdgiev’s popular blog on economics, True Economics, is highly respected and is carried by several investment markets platforms, revealing Dr. Gurdgiev’s remarkable understanding of economics, and his unique ability to convey this understanding to others.
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