Dr. Mário Blaščák worked in professional finance and banking for 15 years before moving to journalism. While working for Austrian and German banks, he specialized in covering markets and macroeconomics. During his tenure with a pension fund, he was focusing on Forex market risk elimination. After working as a Forex strategist in a hedge fund, he finished his Ph.D. in macroeconomic modeling. Since 2012 Mário is a financial journalist specialized in covering economics and markets. He previously used to be regularly covering both ECB and Bank of England press conferences. Mário joined the FXStreet team in August 2017 where he coordinates the news coverage during the European trading session.