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 & Director of Financial Markets 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: Christian Moor, Policy Advisor, Securitisation & Covered Bonds, European Banking Authority
Panellist: Henrik Hjortshøj-Nielsen, Head of Group Treasury, Nykredit
Panellist: Georg Grodzki, Head of Credit Research Legal and General and General Investment Management
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: Sascha Kullig, Head of Capital Markets, Association of German Pfandbrief Banks
12:20 Panel: Investors view on covered bonds

Moderator:  Sue Rust, Deputy Editor, The Covered Bond Report
Panellist: Beatriz Sotomayor, Senior Portfolio Manager, ECB
Panellist: Daniel Loughney, Alliance Bernstein

Panel: Evolving covered bond structures

Moderator:  Tim Skeet, Member of the ICMA Board
Panellist: Christoph Anhamm, Head of Covered Bond Origination, RBS
Panellist: Joost Beaumont, Fixed Income Strategist, ABN AMRO
Panellist: Ralf Burmeister, Senior Portfolio Manager, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management
Panellist: Sjoerd Wegener Sleeswijk, NIBC
Panel: Covering the Globe
Panellist: Zeki Önder, Executive Vice President, Sekerbank
Panellist: Oliver Koepke, Head of Treasury, mBank Hipoteczny
Closing remarks
Neil Day, Managing Editor, The Covered Bond Report
Please note that this programme is subject to change.

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For more information, please contact Gemma Fisher or +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, details are:

Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof

Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof
Am Kaiserplatz  60311

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

Hotels close to the venue include:

Le Méridien Parkhotel Frankfurt

Le Méridien Parkhotel Frankfurt
Wiesenhuettenplatz 28-38

To make a reservation please call +49 69 26970 or visit their website here
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