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ICMA Seminar: Developments in international and MENA fixed income and repo markets
 

Date and Venue

Date:
16 April 2018
Time: 14.00 - 20.30

Venue:
Capital Club
Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC)
GVB 3, 4th Floor
Dubai

Event Overview

The structure and dynamics of fixed income markets are evolving rapidly, driven by market regulation, monetary policy, technological innovation, and the emergence of new participants.

This seminar explored how these forces are reshaping corporate bond markets and repo and collateral markets, both at the  international level and for the MENA region. Among the topics under discussion: increasing interest in sustainable finance such as green and social bonds; the liquidity challenges for repo and collateral markets and; the effect of MiFID II and its implications beyond Europe.

Sessions at the event featured the viewpoints of both local and international market experts, representing the sell-side, buy-side, corporates, and market infrastructure communities.

 

Admission: This event was open to all ICMA members and financial market participants and is free of charge. 

Please contact Simona Negretto for more information.

 



Monday, 16 April 2018

14.00

Registration, Tea and Coffee


14.30
Welcome remarks
Fawaz Abu Sneineh, Managing Director, Head of Debt Capital Markets & Issuer Services, Global Corporate Finance, FAB

14.40

International markets overview
Market trends, including developments in green and social bonds
Martin Scheck, Chief Executive, ICMA

 
15.00

Presentation: The evolving structure and drivers of the European corporate bond markets
Regulation (MiFID II/R), liquidity, technology and monetary policy
Andy Hill, Senior Director, Market Practice & Regulatory Policy, ICMA

 
15.20
Panel 1: Structure and drivers of the secondary GCC and MENA bond markets
Moderator: Andy Hill, Senior Director, Market Practice & Regulatory Policy, ICMA

Panellists: 
Sharif Eid, Senior Portfolio Manager, Franklin Templeton
Eoin Finn, Money Markets and Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, Bank of Sharjah
Zeina Rizk, Director, Fixed Income Asset Management, Arqaam Capital
Nadia Zubairi, Head of Debt Capital Markets, Bank ABC
 
16.00 Coffee break  
16.20 Presentation: The impact of regulation on the European repo and collateral markets
Including challenges from the future implementation of the Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR), Central Securities Depository Regulation (CSDR) and Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR)
Andy Hill, Senior Director, Market Practice & Regulatory Policy, ICMA
 
16.40
Panel 2: The evolving landscape of GCC and MENA repo and collateral markets
Moderator: Andy Hill, Senior Director, Market Practice & Regulatory Policy, ICMA

Panellists: 
Miguel Ferreira, Head of Sales & Relationship Management, Euroclear
Pilar Gonzalez, Managing Director Global Head of Secured Financing Macquarie
Rahman Janjua, Executive Director, ALM, FAB
Mazen Ladki, Head of Corporate Treasury, Bank ABC
 
17.20
Q&A and Closing remarks
Martin Scheck, Chief Executive, ICMA
 
17.30 Networking reception  
20.30 Event close  



 


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