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ICMA Seminar: The evolution of the European corporate bond market, Madrid
Date and Venue

23 February 2017
Time: 12.00-14.00

Ciudad BBVA - La Vela (9th Floor)
Business Center America del Norte Entrance
Calle Azul, 4
28050, Madrid

Event Overview

ICMA members and other interested financial market participants are invited to attend a lunchtime event in Madrid looking at the changes taking place in the European corporate bond market.

Corporate bond markets play a key role in facilitating economic growth, productivity, and employment, however they are currently experiencing a period of transformation, driven by new regulation, extraordinary monetary policy and technical innovation. 

A panel of local and international market experts will look at how  business models and market architecture are changing to meet the challenges of providing liquidity in this new and rapidly changing environment.
Admission: The seminar is open to all ICMA members and interested financial market participants.  Registration in advance is essential.  To register, please click here.

For any queries, please contact Gemma Fisher

Thursday, 23 February 2017


12.15 Opening remarks
Enrique Prados de Amo, Regional Chair

An update on ICMA's work and priorities
Martin Scheck, Chief Executive, ICMA

Presentation: The current state and ongoing evolution of the European corporate bond market
Patrik Karlsson, Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA

Patrik Karlsson, Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA

Graziano Crema, Global Head of Regulation, BBVA CIB
Juan Manuel Lorencio, Head of Euro Investment Grade/Emerging Markets Trading, BBVA
David Maroto Sobrado, Director of Financing Subsidiaries and Equity, Telefonica
Guillermo Vinuales, Head of Fixed Income, CaixaBank AM

Closing remarks
Juan Blasco, Global Head of Syndicate, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. & Member of the board ICMA


Please note that this programme is subject to change.

Keynote: The revised ICMA Primary Market Handbook

David Hopkins, Managing Director, Head of DCM Legal, RBS

Register on-line for this ICMA Seminar to be held in Madrid on Thursday, 23 February 2017

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