Venue: Linklaters, One Silk St, London EC2Y 8HQ


The 2022 ICMA European Primary Market Forum gathered together issuers, investors, underwriting banks and other market participants to consider how sustainability, technology and macroeconomic developments are impacting primary bond markets in Europe. The event was held in-person at Linklaters in London.


15:00   Registration
15:15   Introductory remarks
Carson Welsh, Partner, Linklaters
Bryan Pascoe, Chief Executive, ICMA
15:30   Panel discussion: Sustainable bond issuance: recent developments and areas of focus in the primary bond markets
The emergence of sustainability-linked bonds, social bonds and the potential of blue bonds, as well as other market and regulatory developments and issues affecting the trajectory of sustainable finance.
Moderator: Katie Kelly, Senior Director, Market Practice & Regulatory Policy, ICMA

  • Nathalie Beauvir-Rodes, Senior Impact Bond Analyst, Ostrum
  • Ben Dulieu, Capital Markets Partner, Linklaters
  • Aaron Field, Assistant Treasurer, Anglo American
  • Anjuli Pandit, Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Bonds for EMEA and the Americas, HSBC
16:15   Comfort break
16:25   Panel discussion: DLT bonds, market innovation and regulation – what is the impact on debt capital markets?
The EU’s DLT Pilot Regime and UK FMI sandbox are due to enter into force in 2023. What will be the impact on DCM and how can market participants harness the opportunities for issuing and trading DLT-based securities? What are the key challenges and risks? What are the latest developments in automating bond issuance and how can market participants future-proof their business models and operations?
Moderator: Gabriel Callsen, Director, FinTech and Digitalisation, ICMA

  • Josselin Hébert, Senior Digital Innovation Officer, ESM
  • Emma Lovett, Executive Director, Markets DLT - Credit Lead, J.P. Morgan (virtual)
  • Michael Voisin, Partner, Linklaters
17:05   ICMA Legal & Documentation Committee update
Charlotte Bellamy, Senior Director, Market Practice & Regulatory Policy, ICMA
David Hopkins, Head of DCM Legal, NatWest Markets
17:15   Panel discussion: Current conditions and dynamics in executing new issue transactions – the front-office perspective
Looking at how issuers, underwriters and investors have been dealing with recent volatility in day-to-day practice.
Moderator: Ruari Ewing, Senior Director, Market Practice & Regulatory Policy, ICMA

  • Jessica Pulay, Co-Head of Policy and Markets, UK Debt Management Office
  • Sean Taor, Head of DCM and Debt Syndicate, RBC
  • Jennie White, Vice President, Capital Markets, BlackRock
17:55   Closing remarks
Bryan Pascoe, Chief Executive, ICMA
18:00   Networking reception
19:00   Event close


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