Date: 20 June 2024


ICMA members of Switzerland and Liechtenstein attended the shores of lake Zurich at the Belvoir Rowing Club to (re)connect with finance industry peers. Staying on the theme of rowing, attendees were delighted to be joined by Cameron Parker, Head Europe Property & Casualty Structured Solutions at Swiss Re, who shared the power of mindset and transferrable lessons learnt for corporate life from recently completing the world's top two toughest rows across both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Cameron did not only successfully complete these rows, but managed with his team last year to cross the Pacific Ocean in under 35 days, recording the world's fastest record time for crossing the Pacific Ocean for a mixed team, whilst overcoming extreme mental and physical challenges.


08.35   Registration
09.20   Welcome remarks
Andy Hill, Senior Director, Deputy Head of Market Practice & Regulatory Policy, ICMA
09.30   Keynote presentation: Fixed Income Overview
Daniel Rauch, Portfolio Manager, Union Investment
09.45   Panel discussion: Markets – Too good to be true?
Moderator: Neil Day, Managing Editor, The Covered Bond Report

  • Thomas Cohrs, Head of Financial Institutions, Capital Markets, Helaba
  • Mladen Djurdjevic, Head of FIG Syndicate, Erste Group
  • Cameron Joynt, Head of Funding & Enterprise Capital Management, TD
  • Daniel Rauch, Portfolio Manager, Union Investment
10.35   Networking break
11.00   Presentation: Moody’s view on CRE Risks in Cover Pools
Martin Lenhard, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Moody’s Ratings
11.15   Panel discussion: CRE as the known unknown
Moderator: Matthias Ebert, Head of DCM FIG Origination, DZ Bank

  • Eivind Hegelstad, CFO, SpareBank 1 Boligkreditt
  • Götz Michl, Head of Funding and Debt Investor Relations, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank (pbb)
  • Robert Musner, Head of Treasury, Oberbank
  • Wojtek Niebrzydowski, Vice President, Global Term Funding, CIBC
  • Daniel Villani, Portfolio Management, LBBW Asset Management
12.00   Networking lunch
13.00   Keynote speech: European Banking Authority
Roberta De Filippis, Team Leader – Securitisation and Covered Bonds, EBA
13.15   Panel discussion: The Covered Bond Lab
Moderator: Neil Day, Managing Editor, The Covered Bond Report

  • Luca Bertalot, Secretary General, EMF-ECBC
  • Antonio Farina, Managing Director and Sector Lead, Covered Bonds
  • Frederik Kunze, Floor Analyst Covered Bonds/Financials, NORD/LB
14.00   Panel discussion: The sustainable finance challenge
Moderator: Simone Utermarck, Senior Director, Sustainable Finance, ICMA

  • Ralf Berninger, Head of Investor Relations and Sustainability, SFIL
  • Sanna Eriksson, Head of Investor Relations, OP Financial Group and Managing Director, OP Mortgage Bank
  • Jennifer Johnson, Deputy Secretary General, EMF-ECBC
  • Sascha Kullig, Member of the Management Board, vdp
14.45   Drinks reception
The Covered Bond Report Awards for Excellence
15.45   Event Close




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