Anatole Kaletsky Keynote Speaker

  • Financial journalist and the founder and co-chairman of Gavecal Ltd
  • Named Newspaper Commentator of the Year in the BBC’s What the Papers Say awards
  • Twice received the British Press Award for Specialist Writer of the Year

Anatole Kaletsky's Biography

Anatole Kaletsky is a financial journalist and the founder and co-chairman of Gavecal Ltd, an economic consulting and asset management group headquartered in Hong Kong.

Since 1976 Anatole Kaletsky has written for The Economist, The Financial Times and The Times of London before joining Reuters and The International Herald Tribune in 2012. He has been named Newspaper Commentator of the Year in the BBC’s What the Papers Say awards, and has twice received the British Press Award for Specialist Writer of the Year.

Anatole Kaletsky has been an economic consultant since 1997, providing policy analysis and asset allocation advice to over 800 financial institutions, multinational companies and international organisations through his company, GaveKal, which is co-run with Louis and Charles Gave. He was elected to the governing Council of the Royal Economic Society in 1998.

In 1976, Kaletsky joined The Economist, writing about business and finance. Three years later he moved to the Financial Times, working in a variety of posts including New York Bureau Chief, Washington Correspondent, International Economics Correspondent and Moscow Correspondent.

Beginning in 1990, Anatole Kaletsky was Economics Editor of The Times, and later became Editor-at-Large. In early 2012, Kaletsky began his new post, in the Analysis and Opinion section of the Reuters online newspaper, where he wrote a weekly column. His articles also appeared in print around the world in the International New York Times. Since early 2015, Kaletsky has been writing for Project Syndicate and Prospect Magazine.

In 2010, Kaletsky suggested the emergence of a new form of capitalism, which he calls Capitalism 4.0. In his book Capitalism 4.0: The Birth of a New Economy in the Aftermath of Crisis, Kaletsky suggests that capitalism is “not a static set of institutions but an evolutionary system that reinvents and reinvigorates itself through crisis”.

In 2012, Kaletsky was appointed Chairman of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, a foundation established after the 2008 financial crisis with $200m of grants from George Soros, Paul Volcker, William Janeway, Jim Balsillie and other leading financiers. INET was set up post-crisis to challenge the mainstream assumptions in contemporary economic research.

Mr Kaletsky was educated at King’s College, Cambridge where he graduated with a first class honours degree in Mathematics and at Harvard University, where he was a Kennedy Memorial Scholar and gained a master’s degree in Economics.

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