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The ICMA CBIC & The Covered Bond Report Conference 2018

Date and Venue

Date: 27 June 2018
Time: 08.45-16.00

Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
(German National Library)
Adickesallee 1
60322 Frankfurt am Main

Event Overview

2018 was an important year for the covered bond market with the European Commission announcing a planned Directive in March. Action on SME covered bonds is also likely, while the ECB manages the gradual easing of CBPP3, and market participants push ahead with green covered bonds. These topics were explored, with a focus on the buy-side’s perspective, at the seventh annual Covered Bond Investor Conference, hosted by the ICMA Covered Bond Investor Council and The Covered Bond Report.

Registration, tea & coffee  

Welcome Remarks
Martin Scheck, Chief Executive, International Capital Market Association
09:25 Panel: Regulation - Covered Bond Directive and ESN Developments
Patrik Karlsson, Director, International Capital Market Association (ICMA)

Luca Bertalot, Secretary General, European Mortgage Federation-European Covered Bond Council (EMF-ECBC)
Andreas Denger, Senior Portfolio Manager, Covered Bond Analyst, MEAG Asset Management
Sascha Kullig, Head of Capital Markets, Verband deutscher Pfandbriefbanken/ Association of German Pfandbrief Banks
Valeria Miceli, Policy Officer, European Commission
Mira Lamriben, Policy Expert, European Banking Authority
Coffee Break
Panel: Green & Sustainable Bonds
Jennifer Johnson, Head of Legal & Economic Affairs, ECBC
Miguel García de Eulate, Head of treasury and capital markets, Caja Rural de Navarra
Eivind Hegelstad, Director, CFO / Investor Relations, SpareBank 1 Boligkreditt
Caroline Horbrügger, Senior Manager, Investment Strategies, Sustainability, KfW
Claudia Bärdges-Koch, Head of Debt Investor Relations and Client Acquisition, Münchener Hypothekenbank
Panel: International perspectives
Tim Skeet, Head of Western Europe Origination, Debt Capital Markets (EMEA), Bank of China London Branch
Cristina Costa, Director - Covered Bond Analyst, Société Générale
Kaarel Eller, Lawyer, Financial Markets Policy Department, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Estonia
Vassilis Kotsiras, Head of Capital Markets, National Bank of Greece
Jerry Marlatt, Partner, Mayer Brown
Casper Andersen, Director, European Covered Bond Ratings/Structured Finance, S&P Global Ratings
12:40 Lunch
13:40 Panel: Maturity structures and OC issues
Frank Will, Global Head of Covered Bond Research, HSBC
Jac Besuijen, President, Dutch Association of Covered Bond Issuers
Elena Bortolotti, Head of Covered Bonds Structuring, Barclays
Cosme de Montpellier, Senior Director, Fitch
Martin Lenhard, Covered Bonds, Moody's
14:30 Panel: CBPP3 and Primary Market Developments
Neil Day, Managing Editor, The Covered Bond Report
Danielle Boerendans, Head of Long Term Funding & Capital, ABN AMRO
Thomas Cohrs, Managing Director, Head of Syndicate & Origination FI / SSA, Norddeutsche Landesbank
Moritz Rieper, Portfolio Manager, DWS
Maureen Schuller, Head of Financials Research, ING
15:15 The Covered Bond Report Awards for Excellence
Neil Day, Managing Editor, The Covered Bond Report
16:00 Event Close


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The Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (Verband deutscher Pfandbriefbanken e.V., vdp) comprises more than 40 member banks. Pfandbrief Banks are credit institutions holding a special license to issue Pfandbriefe. The Association’s members come from all German banking groups and number among the most important providers of capital for residential and commercial properties as well as for the public sector and its institutions, ship and aircraft finance.

On behalf of its member institutions the vdp performs its duties at all political levels and vis-à-vis all executive bodies on both, the national and the international stage including the European Union.

Pfandbriefe – Pfandbrief Banks’ traditional funding instrument – rank among the largest segments in the European Covered Bond market, equalling some 360 billion EUR in volume outstanding.

 For more information, please visit: www.pfandbrief.de