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ICMA & NCMF Joint Annual Conference: Sustainability, IBOR transition, Brexit – key issues for the EU capital market
Date and Venue

Date: 6 February 2019
Time: 13.00 - 17.30

Bank of Finland Museum
Snellmaninkatu 2
00170 Helsinki

Event Overview

ICMA and the Nordic Capital Market Forum (NCMF) will hold their joint annual conference in Helsinki on 6 February 2019, which will look at developments in the Nordic bond markets within the European context.

The conference will feature the latest developments surrounding green, social and sustainability bonds, the challenges facing IBOR users as a result of the transition to risk free rates and the potential effects of Brexit.

This conference is an opportunity for market participants to hear from both local and international experts on the issues currently affecting today’s markets.

Admission: This conference is free to attend and open to all ICMA members and interested financial market participants; however spaces are limited therefore registration in advance is essential.

For security reasons, delegates who have not registered in advance will not be admitted to this event. Delegates will be required to provide photo identification on arrival, to ensure entry.

If you have any queries please contact ICMA Events.



13.30 Welcome Remarks
Tuomas Välimäki, Member of the Board, Bank of Finland
Johan Wijkstrom, Fixed Income & Credit, Swedbank and Nordic Regional Chairman, ICMA
13.45 Preparations for Brexit in international capital markets
Patrik Karlsson, Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA

Panel 1: The transition from the IBORs to risk-free rates
Moderator: To be announced

Swedish Bankers’ Association Representative
Hanno Hirvinen, Head of Group Treasury, OP Financial Group
Coffee Break

Panel 2: Green, Social & Sustainability Bonds
Moderator: Lars Eibeholm, Head of Treasury and Sustainability Ratings, NIB

Martin Kihlberg, General Counsel and Chief Sustainability Officer, Landshypotek Bank
Jacob Michaelsen, Head of Sustainable Bonds, Nordea
Katya Nolvall, Debt Capital Markets, Green, Social & Sustainability Bonds, Swedbank
16.25 Closing Remarks
16.30 Networking Reception
17.30 Event close

   *Please note that ICMA reserves the right to make changes to this agenda                 

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