The ICMA CBIC & The Covered Bond Report Conference

Date and Venue

15 May 2014
Time: 08.30-16.30

Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof
Am Kaiserplatz
60311 Frankfurt am Main

Event Overview

The ICMA Covered Bond Investor Council (CBIC) and The Covered Bond Report's 2014 Covered Bond Investor Conference will focus on topical investors' issues and provide an ideal opportunity for those wishing to engage in a constructive dialogue with the buy-side.

The agenda for the one day conference will be drawn up by key members of the ICMA Covered Bond Investor Council (CBIC) and The Covered Bond Report, and it will explore those issues that are at the top of the investor base's agenda. Panel discussions will include improved transparency in the market as well as looking at new structures, and recent regulatory developments (such as the treatment of CBs in European legislation).

As with The Covered Bond Report website and magazine, the conference is free for relevant investors.

If you have any queries regarding this event please contact Gemma Fisher.

Entrance to the event is on a complimentary basis, although places are limited. Priority will be given to investors and ICMA members as well as to early registrants.

This conference is accredited under the Solicitors Regulation Authority (formerly The Law Society's) CPD Scheme. Solicitors may claim 6 hours CPD credit for their attendance of the whole conference.

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Thursday, 15 May 2014

08:15 Registration, Tea & Coffee  
09:15 Welcome
Martin Scheck, Chief Executive, International Capital Market Association

François Haas, Deputy Director General Operations, Banque de France
Panel: Regulatory issues
Moderator:  Neil Day, Managing Editor, The Covered Bond Report
Panellist: Luca Bertalot, Head, European Covered Bond Council (ECBC)
Panellist: Georg Grodzki, Head of Pan-European Credit Research Legal & General Investment Management
Panellist: Henrik Hjortshøj-Nielsen, Executive Vice President, Nykredit
Panellist: Wojtek J. Niebrzydowski, Treasury, CIBC
Refreshment Break
11:20 ICMA CBIC transparency standards presentation
Andreas Denger, Senior Portfolio Manager and Covered Bond Analyst, MEAG MUNICH ERGO Asset Management GmbH
Panel:  Primary and Secondary Markets: Where are the Landmines?
Moderator: Ted Packmohr, Head of Covered Bond Research, Commerzbank
Panellist: Thomas Cohrs, Head of Syndicate and Origination, NordLB
Panellist: Andreas Denger, Senior Portfolio Manager and Covered Bond Analyst, MEAG MUNICH ERGO Asset Management GmbH
Panellist: Sascha Kullig, Head of Capital Markets, Association of German Pfandbrief Banks
Panellist: Armin Peter, Head of EMEA Debt Capital Markets Syndicate, UBS
Panellist: Dr Johannes Weßling, General Manager, Eurex Bonds GmbH
12:20 Panel: Evolving covered bond structures
Moderator: Ralf Burmeister, Senior Portfolio Manager, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management
Panellist: Christoph Anhamm, Head of Covered Bond Origination, Royal Bank of Scotland plc
Panellist: Joost Beaumont, Fixed Income Strategist, ABN AMRO
Panellist: Eivind Hegelstad, COO and Head of IR, Sparebank1
Panellist: Toine Teulings, Associate Director, NIBC Treasury

Panel: Investors view on covered bonds
Moderator: Sue Rust, Deputy Editor, The Covered Bond Report
Panellist: Thorsten Jegodtka, Union Investment Privatfonds GmbH
Panellist: Daniel Loughney, Alliance Bernstein
Panellist: Olaf Pimper, Group Treasury, Global Liquidity & Risk Management, Commerzbank AG
Panellist: Beatriz Sotomayor, Senior Portfolio Manager, ECB

Panel: Covering the Globe
Moderator: Friedrich Luithlen, Head of Covered Bonds, DZ Bank
Panellist: Rebecca Holter, Senior Director, Fitch Ratings
Panellist: Oliver Koepke, Head of Treasury, mBank S.A
Panellist: Zeki Önder, Executive Vice President, Sekerbank
Closing remarks
Neil Day, Managing Editor, The Covered Bond Report
Please note that this programme is subject to change.
To download a copy of the agenda, please click here.
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For more information, please contact Gemma Fisher or +44 207 213 0328+44 207 213 0328

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Delegates are required to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

We recommend delegates stay at the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof as this is the conference venue:

Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof

Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof
Am Kaiserplatz  60311

To make a reservation please call +49 69 215-02 or click here

Hotels close to the venue include:

Le Méridien Parkhotel Frankfurt

Le Méridien Parkhotel Frankfurt
Wiesenhuettenplatz 28-38

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