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The 12th ICMA Primary Market Forum

Hosted by Nomura

Date and Venue

8 November 2018
Time: 15.30-19.00

1 Angel Lane
London EC4R 3AB

Event Overview

Transition to risk free rates, Brexit, Fintech and how it may change the primary markets, and green bonds will be central topics at the 12th ICMA Primary Market Forum, where issuers, syndicate banks, law firms and investors will gather to discuss market trends and practices, regulatory developments and the overall outlook for the primary debt capital markets.

As in previous years, there will be an opportunity to win an iPad in our Primary Market Forum Quiz.

Admission: This ICMA event is free of charge and open to all ICMA members and to interested financial market participants; however 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 regarding this event, please contact Ravina Patel.


Thursday, 8 November 2018


Introduction and ICMA general round-up
Nick Dent
, Head of Syndicate, Nomura
Martin Scheck
, Chief Executive, ICMA


Keynote address
Edwin Schooling Latter
, Head of Markets Policy, FCA


In conversation: On FinTech
Armin Peter
, Global Head of Syndicate, UBS Investment Bank
Nick Dent, Head of Syndicate, Nomura


Panel Discussion

Moderated by: 
Spencer Maclean, MD, Global Head of Bond Syndicate, Standard Chartered Bank

Paul Deakins, Partner, Clifford Chance
Isabelle Laurent, Deputy Treasurer & Head of Funding, EBRD
Ketish Pothalingam, Portfolio Manager, Executive Vice President, PIMCO
Sean Taor, Head of DCM and Debt Syndicate, Royal Bank of Canada

Quiz results

Closing remarks 
Martin Scheck, Chief Executive, International Capital Market Association

18.20  Networking reception

19.00 Event close

*Please note that this programme is subject to change.

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