COVID-19 and the Financial Markets: Israel and beyond

Hear from Refinitiv and our panel of industry experts for a discussion about the impact of COVID-19 on the financial markets, with a specific focus on Israel in the context of the rest of the world.

  • Which countries are likely to recover from the crisis faster than others, and how will it affect their financial markets?
  • Will the steps taken by governments in the US and Europe, support a further increase or decline of shares and the dollar's rate?
  • How should we refer to the widening gap between the recession in the real economy, and the rally of the stock exchanges? Will it last over time?
  • How will COVID-19 change the "Currency War" of US vs. China, and what impacts will it have on the Israeli local market?
Webinar Recording
Time:  60 mins
Language: Webinar delivered in Hebrew
Topic:  FX trading and the impact of COVID-19 on the Israeli market and beyond
Speakers:  Matan Hodorov, Yossi Frank, Dr. Gil Michael Bufman



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Moderator: Matan Hodorov, Journalist, Analyst, & Speaker

Matan Hodorov is Chief Economic Commentator & Anchorman of "Analyst" Investigative Magazine at Israel's Channel 10 News

During his army service Matan was a reporter for Galatz, the IDF radio station, where he covered stories related to finance, economic legislation, real estate and more. He continued to work for Galatz for four years after completing his service, and then made the transition to television, where he became chief economic commentator for Israel's Channel 10, the second largest TV station in the country. All of this has given him a 15 year perspective analyzing Israel's economy on a daily basis across different media platforms.

Matan is also the developer and anchor of Analyst, a 10-minute-segment that is aired twice a week as part of the central news program. Matan is also an experienced lecturer, and speaks regularly in Israel and abroad before international organizations such as JFNA, Keren Hayesod, JDC, WZO, in Israel and overseas. Matan, a graduate of Tel Aviv University law school, is based in Tel-Aviv.

Dr. Gil Michael Bufman, Chief Economist, Bank Leumi

Prior to Bank Leumi, Gil worked at the Bank of Israel as a Senior Economist in the Monetary Department. He has also been a Senior Economic Advisor for the Ministry of Finance.

Gil has a Ph.D from Tel-Aviv University and has appeared in numerous academic publications in international professional journals and books.



Yossi Frank, CEO, Energy Finance Risk Management

Yossi Frank is one of the leading professionals in Israel in the Foreign Exchange domain and frequently participates as an economic commentator in different media channels.

Yossi owns and manages Energy Finance Ltd, a financial risk management firm which practices in giving consulting services to companies and financial decision making in the following fields: Foreign exchange, commodities, and linkage balances.