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26th edition of the ODDO BHF Forum: a turning point in time, which requires new balances

Corporate News 09.01.2023



Paris, Frankfurt, Lyon, New York, January 5, 2023




The German-French banking Group ODDO BHF will hold its annual forum in a completely new format from January 5 to 16, 2023. The ODDO BHF Forum, one of the most important economic and financial events to kick off the year, will take on a new dimension this year: on January 5 and 6, this traditional event will once again be held in Lyon after a two-year hiatus due to COVID. On January 9 and 10, ODDO BHF will organize a capital market conference for German companies in New York in cooperation with Commerzbank. On January 16, leading economic and political decision-makers will discuss key current issues at the ODDO BHF Live Conference: The coverage will be five hours live as well as via a new ODDO BHF video-on-demand platform.

The events cover a wide range of topics, regions and players, giving investors the insight, they need to make the right decisions in a time of epochal change with multiple implications. After 40 years of low interest rates and moderate inflation, the time-honored models of the industrialized countries are being challenged and a new cycle is opening.

Philippe Oddo, Managing Partner, and Chairman of the Board of ODDO BHF Group, explains: "This new edition of the ODDO BHF Forum promises to be exceptional in every respect, as it takes place at a turning point in time. We are witnessing the beginning of a new era, a paradigm shift whose effects are not yet fully foreseeable and which deserves to be explored: on the one hand, in terms of energy policy, but also in terms of climate, international trade, defense and Europe's role in the world. What new balances will emerge? How will this affect investments and investment decisions?"

Through its various venues and formats, the ODDO BHF Forum will bring together more than 200 French, German and European companies, more than 1,000 investors from around the world and thousands of ODDO BHF Group clients. Numerous French, European and international business leaders will share their latest analysis with ODDO BHF experts, including Catherine Mac Gregor (CEO ENGIE), François-Henri Pinault (CEO Kering Group), Jean-Charles Decaux (CEO JC Decaux), Michel Combes (CEO Sprint Nextel), Christel Bories (CEO Eramet), Martin Brudermüller (CEO BASF), René Obermann (Chairman Airbus), Klaus Rosenfeld (CEO Schaeffler Group), Rolf Buch (CEO Vonovia), Virginie Courtin (CEO Clarins) and Michael Pontzen (CFO Lanxess).

Among the political, academic and association figures who have agreed to share their views on current and future issues are Al Gore (former Vice President of the United States and winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize), Sigmar Gabriel (former German Foreign Minister), Michel Barnier (former Minister and EU Commissioner), Nicole Notat (President of the Coup de Pouce Association), Prof. Dr. Jutta Allmendinger (President of the Social Science Research Center Berlin), Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux (President of MEDEF), Martin Griffiths (UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator), Prof. Dr. Carlo Masala (Professor of International Politics at the University of the German Armed Forces in Munich), Ralf Fücks (Managing Partner of the Center for Liberal Modernity), Cornelia Meyer (energy expert and CEO of Meyer Resources), and Jean-Pierre Danthine (Professor and Co-Director of the College of Management at EPFL (Switzerland)).



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ODDO BHF is a European financial group with French, German and Swiss roots whose history goes back over 240 years. Formed from a French family bank, a German private bank focused on the Mittelstand and a Swiss private bank, the Group gathers 2,500 employees and serve clients in France, Germany, Switzerland, and all around the world, united by an entrepreneurial spirit.

ODDO BHF offers its clients tailored and sustainable product and advisory solutions in the areas of Private Wealth Management, Asset Management and Corporates & Markets, under the guiding principle “ make every day an opportunity”.

The strength and independence of the Group is based on a unique shareholder structure since 65% of the Group's capital is held by the Oddo family, and 25% by its employees. This spirit of partnership is a guarantee of high long-term employee commitment. In 2021, net income from ODDO BHF's banking business amounted to €780 million. The Group's consolidated equity amounted to over €1 billion as of December 31, 2021, and managed clients’ assets of over 145 billion euros.