Ing. Michal Valentík

Managing Partner & Investment committee member

Michal received his Master’s degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Economics in Prague. He also studied at the Hong Kong University and at the University of Nuremberg. Michal has rich experience on capital markets. He worked as Chief Investment Strategist for Generali Investments CEE (formerly ČP Invest). Prior to that he was a Senior Broker and Proprietary Trader in Patria Finance (KBC Group), where he also traded on the firm’s book. Michal also worked in the investment division of Commerzbank in Frankfurt.

Ing. Miroslav Kollár, MA, PhD, CFA

Partner & Investment committee member

Miroslav holds PhD in Economics from University of Economics in Prague. He is a CFA Charterholder. He also studied economics at Staffordshire University in the UK and at University of Antwerp in Belgium. He completed the Executive Education Program on Value Investing at Columbia University, New York. Miroslav is an economist with long experience in international finance. He served 7 years at the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC, where he reached to the position of Alternate Executive Director for Central and Eastern Europe. In this capacity he was also an alternate member of the investment committee of the IMF’s pension fund. Afterwards, he worked as an economist at the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg. Prior to IMF, he worked as Advisor to the Bank Board at Czech National Bank, as well as for the investment firm Central Europe Trust Ltd. and for Moody’s rating agency.

 

Miroslav has also a range of both Czech and international publications in economics and finance. In the area of investment management, among others, he co-authored a European Investment Bank working paper “Macro-Based Asset Allocation” and an International Monetary Fund working paper “Macro-Finance Model of the Czech Economy: Asset Allocation Perspective”.

Dr. Vazil Hudák

Member of Supervisory Board

Vazil studied at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Faculty of Law of the Charles University in Prague, and at Harvard Business School in Boston. During 2016-2019, Vazil served as a Vice President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg. Before EIB, he was Minister of Economy in Slovakia as well as State Secretary of the Ministry of Finance in Slovakia. Prior to 2012, he worked for global banks Citibank and J.P. Morgan in London and in Prague. In the 1990s, he was an associate of the US think-tank EastWest Institute, working in New York, Atlanta, Brussels and Prague.

Vazil currently works as an advisor to public financial institutions in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. He is also member of Advisory Board for EMEA at J.P. Morgan and member of Board of Directors of the Budapest international airport.