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Time: 13:00 - 18:00 GMT Followed by a networking reception
7 February 2023
Venue: Allen & Overy LLP, One Bishops Square, London, E1 6AD

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Join ICMA and Allen & Overy in-person at Allen & Overy’s London office for an afternoon of discussions with EU and UK policy makers, regulators and market participants on a range of regulatory developments affecting primary bond markets, followed by a networking reception. 

We will hear from the European Commission, ESMA, various EU national regulators, HM Treasury, the FCA, major stock exchanges and leading market practitioners.

Admission: This event if free to attend and open to all ICMA members and interested market participants. Please note that this event will take place in-person only. There will not be a virtual component. Register now.

Registration will close at 16.00 GMT on 6 February.

If you have any questions, please contact ICMA events.

13:00   Registration
13:30   Welcome remarks
Bryan Pascoe, Chief Executive, ICMA
13:35   Opening remarks
Amanda Thomas, Partner - Head of London ICM and ICM Know-How & Training, Allen & Overy
13:40   Fireside chat with the European Commission
Cesare Posti, Policy Officer – Securities Markets Units, DG FISMA, European Commission
Amanda Thomas, Partner - Head of London ICM and ICM Know-How & Training, Allen & Overy
14:00   Fireside chat with ESMA
Gregory Frigo, Senior Policy Officer, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)
Jennifer Cresswell, Counsel and Head of London Central ICM Know-How, International Capital Markets – London, Allen & Overy
14:20   Panel discussion with EU National Competent Authorities
Moderator: Julien Sebastien, Partner, International Capital Markets – Paris, Allen & Overy

Yves Hansen, Specialist Prospectus Regulation, Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF)
Ina O’Sullivan, Head of Function / Primary Markets, Central Bank of Ireland
Frédéric Pelese, Deputy Executive Director of the Policy and International Affairs Directorate, French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF)
Stephan Weinandy, Deputy Head of Division, BaFin
15:10   Coffee break
15:40   Fireside chat with HM Treasury
Claudia Trauffler, Head of Capital Markets policy, HM Treasury
Q&A led by Charlotte Bellamy, Assistant General Counsel & Director, Bank of America
16:00   FCA Speech
Jim Moran, Head of Listing Transactions, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
16:20   Panel discussion with major European stock exchanges
Moderator: Ruari Ewing, Senior Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA

Shrey Kohli, Head of Debt Capital Markets & Product Origination, London Stock Exchange Group
Carlo Oly, Head of Relationship Management, Luxembourg Stock Exchange
Maurizio Pastore, Head of Debt and Funds Listing - International Primary Markets, Euronext
17:05   Panel discussion with market participants
Moderator: Tom Grant, Partner, International Capital Markets – London, Allen & Overy

Gary Admans, Head of Liquidity and Capital Markets, BP
Iuliana Necula, Head of DCM Legal Practice, Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking
Ketish Pothalingam, Portfolio Manager, U.K. Credit, PIMCO
Emily Wilson, Director, Banking Legal EMEA, Barclays
17:50   Closing remarks
Amanda Thomas, Partner - Head of London ICM and ICM Know-How & Training, Allen & Overy
18:00   Networking reception


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