Date: 14th June 2023 
Location: Frankfurt 


Leading investors and other key players in the covered bond market joined us in Frankfurt for the 10th annual Covered Bond Investor Conference, organised by ICMA, the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (vdp) and The Covered Bond Report at the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof on 14 June in Frankfurt.
The conference discussed the state of play in the covered bond market, their role in sustainable finance, incoming developments in jurisdictions, assets and structures, and current regulatory issues facing the market, among others. 


08:30   Registration, tea & coffee
09:10   Welcome remarks
Bryan Pascoe, Chief Executive, ICMA
09:20   Keynote speech 
Global Economic Outlook - Sticking the Landing
Andreas Jobst, Global Head of Macroeconomic and Capital Markets Research at Allianz SE
09:40    Panel discussion: Issuance in changed markets
Moderator: Neil Day, Managing Editor, The Covered Bond Report

  • Tom Alanen, Head of Long-term Funding Treasury and ALM, OP Financial Group 
  • Niels Platz Bertelsen, Fixed Income Analyst, Nordea Asset Management
  • Cristina Costa, Director, Covered Bonds/SSA Strategist, Barclays 
  • Julien Marchand, Head of Origination FI/SSA, NordLB
  • Bodo Winkler-Viti, Head of Funding and Investor Relations, Berlin Hyp
10:40    Coffee break 
11:05   Panel discussion: Global markets & regulation
Moderator: Matthias Ebert, Head of DCM FIG Origination, DZ Bank

  • Eivind Hegelstad, CFO and Head of Investor Relations, SpareBank 1 Boligkreditt
  • Wojtek Niebrzydowski, Vice President, Treasury, CIBC
  • Darren Potter, Managing Director, Term Funding & Capital Management, Scotiabank
  • Daniel Rauch, Senior Portfolio Manager, Union Investment
12:00    Lunch 
13:05   Panel discussion: Real estate and credit hotspots
Moderator: Neil Day, Managing Editor, The Covered Bond Report
  • Casper Andersen, Senior Director and Covered Bond Sector Lead, S&P Global
  • Joost Beaumont, Head of Bank Research, ABN AMRO
  • Alexander Kirsch, Head of Funding, Aareal Bank
  • Götz Michl, Head of Funding & Debt Investor Relations, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank (pbb)
13:40   Presentation: State of play for labelled covered bonds
Julien Caron, Director, Sustainable Fitch
13:55    Panel discussion: Sustainable finance
Moderator: Lucas Gnehm, ESG Expert, Erste Group Bank

  • Ralf Berninger, Head of Investor Relations and Sustainability, SFIL 
  • Dominik Eisenkopf, Sustainable Investments, KfW
  • Jennifer Johnson, Deputy Secretary General, EMF-ECBC
  • Sascha Asfandiar, Senior Manager, Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (vdp)
  • Anna Stawowy, Funding and Investor Relations, Deutsche Kreditbank 
14:45   Drinks reception: The Covered Bond Report Awards for Excellence
15:45    Event Close 


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