MeDirect Bank to discuss geopolitical tensions and natural resources during upcoming online webinar

Last Updated on Monday, 21 March, 2022 at 3:12 pm by Andre Camilleri

MeDirect Bank is organising its thirteenth webinar in this successful series of medirectalks.  Taking place on Wednesday 23rd March, the upcoming medirectalk will be discussing implications of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war and discuss what the latest developments could indicate for global economies and markets, with a particular focus on natural resources. This event will take place online and it’s free of charge.

MeDirect will be holding this event with BlackRock, an American multinational investment management corporation based in New York. Founded in 1988, initially as a risk management and fixed income institutional asset manager, BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager.

The main theme of this talk will be natural resources. Historically, commodities and natural resources equities have performed strongly in absolute terms and relative to broader equity markets during periods of rising inflation expectations. The natural resources sector has a critical role to play in an orderly transition to a low carbon global economy.

The keynote guest speaker will be Alex Foster, Vice President and product strategist at Blackrock who is responsible for covering BlackRock’s Thematics equity fund range as well as its active natural resources equity products. Mr. Foster’s primary areas of coverage include the Sustainable Energy, Future of Transport and Mining & Gold strategies. He joined BlackRock in 2013. Prior to joining BlackRock, Mr. Foster worked in the product specialist division at Legg Mason Global Asset Management. Mr. Foster earned a BSc. degree in Economics from the University of Newcastle in 2013.

Matthew Kilroy Creuso, Vice President at BlackRock, who works in the Italy iShares & Wealth team, will also be joining the event. Matthew is the Relationship Manager for some of the most prominent Italian clients, along with leading the sales effort in Offshore Countries, namely Malta and Greece. Prior to this, Matthew worked in the UK Retail Sales Team, as part of the Telesales initiative. Matthew started his career in 2012 at the European Parliament, before working as an intern at Commerzbank in 2013 in Equity Derivative Sales. In 2014 he worked in Paris in Equity Sales for Oddo covering Italian clients. Mr. Kilroy Creuso earned an BSc degree, in Economic History from the London School of Economics in 2011.

Participants will be invited to ask their questions during a Q&A session. Questions can be submitted via the online platform during the event or sent in advance to

This webinar will be held through WebEx and one will be required to input their email address and accept a disclaimer to join the event on the 23rd of March at 18:00. Further information, can be found here:

The information which was given during this seminar is provided by BlackRock. The information contained in this talk is for general information purposes only and is neither intended to provide legal or other professional advice nor does it commit MeDirect Bank (Malta) plc to any obligation whatsoever. The information available during the seminar is not intended to be a suggestion, recommendation, or solicitation to buy, hold or sell, any securities and is not guaranteed as to accuracy or completeness.

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