April 25th, 2013, Zagreb

Athanasios Vamvakidis

VamvakidisHead of European G10 Foreign Exchange Strategy, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Athanasios Vamvakidis is Managing Director and Head of European G10 Foreign Exchange Strategy for BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, based in London. In this role, he is responsible for analyzing and forecasting short and long-term trends in G10 currencies. He joined the firm in 2010. 

Vamvakidis previously worked at the International Monetary Fund for 13 years, where he held a number of senior positions. He was most recently Deputy Division Chief in the Advanced Economies and Multilateral Issues Division of the Strategy, Policy and Review Department, and was one of the architects of the IMF-FSB Early Warning Exercise. His IMF career also included assignments in the European, Asian and Pacific, and Research departments, as well as serving as the IMF Resident Representative in Croatia. 

He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece and a master’s degree and a Ph.D.  in economics from Harvard University. His research interests include a broad range of topics in international economics and macroeconomics, and he has published extensively in the major academic journals in his field.