Date: June 24, 2021

Event overview

The ICMA annual conference once again connected ICMA’s membership for an expert review of the main trends and developments in the international capital market over the last 12 months and looked forward at how these will impact financial markets and the global economy over the next few years.

Taking account of the global pandemic, key themes this year included: market developments and regulation in the primary, secondary and repo markets on the sell side and the buy side; progress on the transition from LIBOR to risk-free rates; the mainstreaming of sustainable finance; and how fintech is revolutionising capital markets.
Featuring speakers from major international institutions, the half day virtual event was an essential briefing on where the debt capital markets are headed.

There was an opportunity for networking with other ICMA members and attendees through the conference platform.

The annual conference took place shortly after ICMA’s Annual General Meeting, which was held in written form at ICMA’s domicile in Zurich, where the Chief Executive, the Company Secretary and an appointed Teller reviewed the written responses from the membership with regard to the items on the agenda.






  Opening remarks
Mandy DeFilippo, Managing Director and Global Head of Risk Management for Fixed Income & Commodities, Morgan Stanley and Chair, ICMA

  Keynote: Financing a greener future
Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner, Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union

  A review of ICMA’s activities
Martin Scheck, Chief Executive, ICMA
11:40   In conversation with leading practitioners on key capital market themes

Paul Richards, Head of Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA

Sustainable finance:
Denise Odaro, Head of Investor Relations, International Finance Corporation (IFC); Chair, Green Bond Principles & Social Bond Principles (GBP & SBP)

Interviewed by Nicholas Pfaff, Secretary to the GBP & SBP

Primary markets for issuers:
Maureen Baker, Global Head, Funding & Capital Markets, ArcelorMittal; Member of the ICMA Corporate Issuer Forum (CIF) Steering Committee
Peter Green, Head of Senior Funding & Covered Bonds, Lloyds Banking Group; Member of the ICMA Financial Institution Issuer Forum (FIIF) Steering Committee

Interviewed by Katie Kelly, Secretary to the FIIF and CIF

Primary markets for underwriters:
Marc Lewell, Managing Director, Head of EMEA & APAC Syndicate, J.P. Morgan; Member of the ICMA Board and Co-Chair, ICMA Primary Market Practices Committee (PMPC)
David Hopkins, Head of DCM Legal, NatWest Markets; Chair, ICMA Legal & Documentation Committee (LDC)

Interviewed by Ruari Ewing, Secretary to the PMPC

Secondary markets:
David Camara, Executive Director, Market Structure Transition - Securities Division, Goldman Sachs International; Co-Chair, ICMA Secondary Market Practices Committee (SMPC)

Interviewed Andy Hill, Secretary to the SMPC

Repo markets:
Gareth Allen, Managing Director, UBS; Chair of ICMA European Repo and Collateral Council (ERCC)
Emma Cooper, Head of EMEA FI Repo, BlackRock; Vice-Chair, ERCC

Interviewed by Alexander Westphal, Secretary to the ERCC and ERCC Operations Group

Asset management:
Massimiliano Castelli, Head of Strategy, Global Sovereign Markets, UBS Asset Management; Vice-Chair, ICMA Asset Management and Investors Council (AMIC)
Stéphane Janin, Head of Global Regulatory Development, AXA Investment Managers; Vice-Chair, AMIC

Interviewed by Arthur Carabia, Secretary to the AMIC

Armin Peter, Global Head of Syndicate & Head of Sustainable Banking EMEA, UBS; Chair of ICMA Fintech Advisory Committee (FinAC)

Interviewed by Rowan Varrall, Deputy Secretary to the FinAC

Asia Pacific developments:
Ashish Malhotra, Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets Asia Pacific, Standard Chartered; Chair of the Asia-Pacific Regional Committee

Interviewed by Mushtaq Kapasi, Head of ICMA Asia Pacific

Keynote: Multilateral Development Bank & Sustainability - hand in hand
Andrew Cross, Chief Financial Officer, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

  A forum of industry leaders: the outlook for the global capital market
Moderated by:
Mandy DeFilippo, Chair, ICMA

Tim Armbruster, Treasurer, KfW
Julia Hoggett, Chief Executive Officer, London Stock Exchange
Jean Luc Lamarque, Global Head of Syndicate, Credit Trading & Sales, Credit Agricole CIB
Ingo R Mainert, Managing Director, CIO Multi Asset Europe, Allianz Global Investors
Beatriz Martin, Group Treasurer & UK Chief Executive, Group Managing Director, UBS Group AG
14:05   Q&A

  Keynote: A principled approach to market structure
Geir Øivind Nygård, Chief Asset Strategies Officer, Norges Bank Investment Management

  Closing remarks
Mandy DeFilippo, Chair, ICMA

  Free networking follows
15:00   End of event
** Please note this agenda is subject to change.
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