ICMA Workshop: Bond syndication practices for compliance and middle office professionals

6-7 July 2020

Date: 6-7 July 2020
Day 1 & 2: 10.00 - 13.30 CEST

Workshop Overview

This workshop aims to give compliance professionals an in-depth and thorough understanding of the practices that are involved in launching a deal in the international debt capital market.

It will explain precisely how the deal is done, starting with first steps in the pre-launch process - looking at the pitch book, the mandate, the roadshow and the prospectus - through syndication, including book building and allocation, up to and including the final public launch of the issue.

At each point in the progress of the deal through to launch, the interaction of current regulation with the process is considered (including the Market Abuse Directive and the Prospectus Directive). The session is interactive, giving participants the opportunity to raise and discuss queries from their own experience.

An introductory session on the role and characteristics of the international bond market and the expectations of bond investors features in the seminar, as well as an explanation of the role and scope of the ICMA Primary Market Handbook, the internationally recognised guide to best practice in this area.

The workshop is delivered by a former capital markets professional with direct experience of deal management, who is also a reviewer for the ICMA Primary Market Handbook.

Delegate Fees

ICMA  Members: EUR 635.00 + VAT (if applicable) | GBP 550.00 + VAT (if applicable)
Non-Members: EUR 900.00 + VAT (if applicable) | GBP 800.00 + VAT (if applicable)

Delegate fees are payable, in advance of the course start date, by credit card (Visa, MasterCard) or on receipt of an invoice after registration has been received.

Registration: This livestreamed workshop will be held via Zoom and is open to all interested market participants. To access this virtual event, registration in advance is essential.

Please contact ICMA Education for more information.
Day One: Pre-Launch Regulatory Environment

Session 1:

  • Module 1: Mandate & Pre-Launch Considerations
  • Module 2: Key Documentation & the Prospectus Regulation 
  • Module 3: Syndication Practice 
  • Trainer-led live stream webinar covering above topics

Session 2:

  • ‘Panel discussion’ with an ICMA expert in Primary Markets incorporating:
    • Brief overview of topics covered
    • Trainer led Q&A session 
Day Two: Deal Execution

Session 3:

  • Module 4: Pre-marketing Considerations
  • Module 5: Announcement to Launch 
  • Module 6: Allocation & Pricing 
  • Module 7: Signing & Closing  
  • Trainer-led livestream webinar covering above topics

Session 4:

  • ‘Panel discussion’ with an ICMA expert incorporating:
    • Brief overview of topics covered
    • Trainer led Q&A session

Register for the ICMA Livestream Workshop: Bond Syndication Practices for Compliance and Middle Office Professionals, 6-7 July 2020

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Delegate Fees

ICMA Members: £600.00 + VAT if applicable

Non Members: £900.00 + VAT if applicable


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