ICMA Secondary Market Forum

Hosted by Refinitiv

Date and Venue

Date: 20 March 2019
Time: 13:00-17:30
Venue: Refinitiv,  Paris

Event Overview

The inaugural ICMA Secondary Market Forum brought together leading experts from the European fixed income market, representing banks and broker-dealers, investors and asset managers, as well as trading venues and technology providers. The forum was an opportunity to hear, and participate in, discussions on the critical issues facing the European bond markets and the key drivers of evolving market structure. Issues and topics covered included MiFID II/R implementation and its impact, the unwinding of ECB quantitative easing, the practical implications of Brexit, developments in technology and electronic trading, as well as the rapidly evolving economic and geopolitical landscape.

The speech by Robert Ophèle, AMF Chairman - "Trading in fragmented capital markets" given at the ICMA Secondary Market Forum in Paris on 20 March 2019 can be found here.


13:00    Registration, Tea & Coffee

  Welcome Remarks
Martin Scheck, Chief Executive, ICMA

  Keynote: Market Fragmentation
Robert Ophèle, Chairman, Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF)

  Panel: Forces impacting bond markets - regulation, monetary policy & geopolitical risks
Moderator: Alexandre Hardouin, Director, Fixed Income Desktop, Refinitiv
Alexander Duering, Principal Portfolio Management Expert, European Central Bank
Martin Hillebrand, Senior Quantitative Analyst, European Stability Mechanism (ESM)
Chris Muyldermans, Counsel EU Public & Regulatory Affairs, KBC Group NV
Christophe Roupie, Head of Europe and Asia, MarketAxess and Trax
14:50   Coffee Break
  Keynote: Evolving market functioning in view of technology and the normalisation of monetary policies
Imène Rahmouni-Rousseau, Director of Markets Directorate, Banque de France

  Panel: Bond market structure evolution including market participants, changing behaviours, role of platforms, new technologies
Moderator: David Camara, Market Structure Strategy, Electronic Trading & Regulatory Management, Goldman Sachs International
Uwe Hillnhuetter, Director – Head of European Operations, Tradeweb
Daniel Mayston, Head of Market Structure and Electronic Trading EMEA, Blackrock
Andrei Serjantov, Global Head of Electronic Primary and Credit Markets, BNP Paribas

  Closing remarks
Sonali Das Theisen, Managing Director - Head of Fixed Income Market Structure, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  Networking Drinks
  Event Close