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The 11th ICMA Primary Market Forum

Hosted by J.P. Morgan

Date and Venue

8 November 2017
Time: 15.15-19.00

J.P. Morgan
25 Bank Street
London E14 5JP

Event Overview

ICMA has played a central role in the development of international debt capital markets for five decades. Its Primary Market Handbook provides the recommendations on processes and documentation for the issuance of international securities. All the major constituencies active in the market, from borrowers (financial institutions, the public sector and corporates) to underwriters and investors are represented in ICMA’s working groups.

The ICMA Primary Market Forum, now in its 11th year, is the definitive event where issuers, syndicate banks, law firms and investors come together to discuss market trends and practices, regulatory developments and the overall outlook for the primary debt capital markets.


Wednesday, 8 November 2017


Welcome remarks and ICMA general round-up
Marc Baignères, Managing Director, Head of Western Europe, Investment Grade Finance, J.P. Morgan and Martin Scheck, Chief Executive, International Capital Market Association


David Marks, Chairman, FIG Debt Capital Markets, J.P. Morgan in conversation with Marion Le Morhedec, Head of Business Development and Client Relationships, Fixed Income, AXA Investment Managers
What are the macro-trends affecting institutional investors and asset managers? More women and millennials in the client base affecting the product offering? The effect of automation in all its forms – the robo-advisor – on the industry? ESG investing? Good corporate governance?


A rounded perspective combining expert views from all sides of the securities chain on how regulatory factors are affecting market practice, and how their effect on market dynamics could result in changes to issuance and investment behaviours and strategies.
Moderator: Chris Tuffey, Managing Director and Head of Syndicate, Credit Suisse
Marc Baignères, Managing Director, Head of Western Europe, Investment Grade Finance, J.P. Morgan
Mairéad Duncan-Jones, Counsel PSL, Linklaters
Miray Muminoglu, Managing Director, Group Treasury, Barclays
Ketish Pothalingam, Portfolio Manager, Executive Vice President, PIMCO
Keynote address
Fintech: consideration of the potential of blockchain technology in capital markets transactions, and the regulatory, confidentiality and dispute issues it raises.
David Shearer, Partner, and Adam Sanitt, Knowledge Of Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright

Quiz results
Annet Tamminga, Managing Director & Associate General Counsel, EMEA Debt Capital Markets Group, Legal Department, J.P. Morgan

Closing remarks 
Martin Scheck, Chief Executive, International Capital Market Association

18.20  Networking reception

19.00 Event close  
*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


This ICMA seminar is free of charge and open to all ICMA members and to interested financial market participants; however registration in advance is essential.

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