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PFI Talks Vol. 18 – Dan McCrum

The story of the German financial company Wirecard sounds like the subject of a film. A company with the aura of a European tech giant challenging its American rivals collapsed in 2020, with its path

PFI Talks Vol. 16 – Marc Faber

Our next guest of PFI Talks was Marc Faber a.k.a. 'Dr. Doom'. Marc Faber, who studied at the University of Zurich and earned his PhD in Economics at the age of 24, is considered one of the world's

PFI Talks Vol. 15 – Sumit Agarwal

The next guest of PFI Talks was Sumit Agarwal, a Professor of Economics and Real Estate at the National University of Singapore. Before that he was a senior financial economist in the research department at

PFI Talks Vol. 14 – Jeffrey Sachs

We are very honored that the next guest in the fourteenth episode of PFI Talks was Jeffrey Sachs, a world-renowned economist, University Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, where he

PFI Talks Vol. 13 – Daniel Kahneman

In this thirteenth episode of PFI Talks, we are pleased to introduce a very special guest, Daniel Kahneman, who was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2002 and is professor emeritus of

PFI Talks Vol. 12 – Aswath Damodaran

The twelfth episode of PFI Talks, hosted by Leoš Rousek, welcomed a special guest Mr. Aswath Damodaran. The interview with Professor Damodaran brought interesting insights especially towards company valuations and the current unprecedented market situation.

PFI Talks Vol. 11 – Stanislav Kubáček

The eleventh episode of PFI Talks, moderated by Janis Aliapulios, featured Stanislav Kubáček, Senior Managing Director of Heimstaden Group, one of the largest rental housing operators in Europe. In the interview you will learn how

PFI Talks Vol. 10 – Robert Doucha

In the tenth episode of the PFI Talks series, Janis Aliapulios interviewed Robert Doucha, who is responsible for investments in renewable energy in the BHM group, in particular in the construction of wind power plants in

PFI Talks Vol. 9 – Peter Oppenheimer

On the ninth episode of the PFI Talks podcast series Leoš Rousek interviewed Peter Oppenheimer Goldman Sachs’ Chief Global Equity Strategist & Head of Macro Research in Europe. You will learn what Mr Oppenheimer thinks about

PFI Talks Vol. 8 – Robert Wigley

With the new eighth episode of PFI Talks, we opened the topic of Brexit and retail investment with Robert Wigley, current chairman of UK Finance - a group representing the British financial sector on the

PFI Talks Vol. 7 – Pavel Mucha

In the seventh part of the PFI Talks podcast spoke Pavel Mucha, the founding partner of the Enern investment group, which is behind successful projects such as Dámejídlo, Slevomat, Rohlík, Docplanner and others. Pavel Mucha

PFI Talks Vol. 5 – Jan Švejnar

Jan Švejnar, founding member of CERGE-EI and professor of global economics at Columbia University in New York and director of the Center for Global Economic Governance (CGEG), is a guest on the fifth volume of

PFI Talks Vol. 4 – Lukáš Vácha

The guest of the fourth part of the PFI Talks podcast series is the Business Director of Wealth Management at Conseq Investment Management, Mr. Lukáš Vácha. In the following interview, you will learn what the

PFI Talks Vol. 2 – Marek Mora

The second guest of the PFI Talks podcast series, which the Prague Finance Institute brings to you in cooperation with Deník E15, is Marek Mora, Vice Governor of the Czech National Bank. Listen to Mr

PFI Talks Vol. 1 – Igor Mesenský

The Prague Finance Institute in cooperation with the economic daily E15 invites you to listen to the first podcast from PFI Talks. The first guest of the moderator Leoš Rousek is Igor Mesenský, partner and head

Leoš Rousek

is the head of corporate communications at PPF Group, focusing on investor relations in the financial sector. His previous experience included investor communications at Home Credit International and MONETA Money Bank. Before 2015, he used to work for more than two decades as a business journalist for Dow Jones Newswires and the Wall Street Journal, reporting from the Czech Republic, Russia, Slovenia, and Slovakia. From 2017 to 2019, he was the chief economic analyst at the Czech business daily Hospodářské noviny.


Janis Aliapulios

is a former economic journalist who currently works as an independent consultant and content creator in the field of media and investor relations. In the past, he has worked as a senior editor at Radio Z, editor of Hospodářské noviny and a spokesperson and analyst at the Office of the Czech Fiscal Council. His areas of expertise include public finance, banking and insurance, as well as capital markets. As a former extra-league handball player, he is also close to sports-related topics.

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