Martin Hüfner

Former Chief Economist, HVB Group

Martin Hüfner is economic advisor to various banks and asset managers in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. He is the author of the book “Europe — The Power of Tomorrow” (2006) and is now a Fellow of the Institute for Applied Policy Research at the University of Munich, Germany.

Until 2005, he was the Chief Economist at HypoVereinsbank (HVB), Germany’s second-largest bank headquartered in Munich. In this capacity, he served as the Chairman of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (EMAC) of the European Banking Confederation — as well as Chairman of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee of the Association of German Banks.

Before joining HypoVereinsbank, Mr. Hüfner was senior economist at Deutsche Bank, Germany's largest bank.

Prior to entering the banking industry, Mr. Hüfner was trained as a journalist at the Mainzer Allgemeine Zeitung. He holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Munich.

Mr. Hüfner is a frequent commentator on European and global issues. His articles have appeared in the Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and numerous other publications.

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