13th ICMA Primary Market Forum

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14 November 2019
Time: 15:30-19:00
Venue: London Stock Exchange Group, 10 Paternoster Square, London, EC4M 7LS

Event overview

The 13th ICMA Primary Market Forum joined together issuers, syndicate banks, law firms and investors to discuss market trends and practices, regulatory developments and the overall outlook for the primary debt capital markets. The event featured keynote presentations as well as a panel discussing the opportunities arising from, and risks inherent in, emerging trends and recent global events, including: Brexit, evolutions in FinTech, the transition to risk-free rates, sustainable financing and associated regulations, including the Prospectus Regulation.

15:30   Registration
16:00   Welcome remarks
Nikhil Rathi, CEO, London Stock Exchange plc & Director of International Development
Martin Scheck, Chief Executive, ICMA

Keynote Address
Siegfried Ruhl, Head of Funding and Investor Relations, European Stability Mechanism (ESM)

In conversation: Sustainable financing
Farnam Bidgoli, Head of Sustainable Bonds, HSBC
Jean Marc Turchini, Head of Corporate Finance, Engie

  Panel discussion: Opportunities and risks in DCM
Moderator: Jean-Marc Mercier, Global Co-Head of DCM, HSBC Bank

Ketish Pothalingam, Executive Vice President, Portfolio Manager, PIMCO Europe
Amanda Thomas, Partner, Head of International Capital Markets Know-How & Training, Allen & Overy
Darko Hajdukovic, Head of Multi-Asset Primary Markets and Investment Funds, London Stock Exchange Group
Peter Green, Head of Senior Funding & Covered Bonds, Lloyds Banking Group

  In conversation: Diversity, inclusion and well-being
Mark McLane, Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing, M&G plc
Katie Kelly, Senior Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA
  Quiz Results
  Networking Reception
19:00   Event Close
    *This agenda is subject to change