ISLA/AFME 20th Annual International Securities Lending Conference

Penha Longa, Lisbon/Sintra, Portugal

The ISLA/AFME 20th Annual International Securities Lending Conference is organised exclusively by market participants. This conference is the only event of its kind in Europe attracting in excess of 400 attendees such as senior market participants from banks, broker dealers and asset managers, beneficial owners, hedge fund managers and securities regulators.

The global securities lending market continues to present both challenges and opportunities to borrowers and lenders alike - but how should industry participants position themselves for 2011 and beyond? These issues will be discussed at the event in June.

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ECMI Annual 2011 Conference: Unravelling the Puzzle

Academy Palace, Brussels

ECMI is proud to introduce its 2011 Annual Conference which will bring together the best of academia, industry and policy making, to discuss the challenges for global asset allocation from four different perspectives:

  • Global outlook in asset allocation: Where will systemic risk reside?
  • Funding corporate governance: Opportunities and challenges coming from debt markest
  • Asset management at a crossroads: A new paradigm for a more efficient asset allocation theory
  • Economic and regulatory changes for capital markets: The results of liberalisation and future steps.

The conference will consist of four sessions, each of them featuring a keynote speech and a panel.

A special rate applies for AFME members, given AFME's membership of ECMI.

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Global ABS 2011

Brussels, Belgium

The Global ABS 2011 conference in Brussels attracted 3,000 registrants of which over 1100 were issuers and investors. Early feedback has been very positive and we would like to thank all the speakers and moderators for their support in making the event a success. The agenda was put together by industry professionals and focused on topics such as global regulatory changes that impact securitisation, lending, securities offerings, ratings, trading, clearing and other major issues, as well as initiatives to improve transparency, standardisation and restoring investor confidence in the securitisation sector. In addition the conference explored other current issues concerning the state of the securitisation market and the financial sector as a whole.

Please find the speeches for the keynote speakers below:

Elemér Terták, Principal Advisor, Financial Institutions, DG Internal Market & Services, European Commission
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Thomas Huertas, Alternate Chair, European Banking Authority and Member of the Executive Committee Financial Services Authority
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Vicky Ford
, MEP, Conservative Party Spokesman on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament
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Francesco Papadia
, Director General Market Operations, European Central Bank
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AFME 4th Annual European Post-Trade Conference


Combining the best elements of our previous Clearing & Settlement and European Operations Conferences, the AFME Post-Trade Conference brings together eminent speakers from across this industry, including senior operations executives and key regulators. Offering insights into crucial developments in the post trade space and their impact on the industry, this is a must attend event for anyone currently working in European Post Trade.

Attend to:

- Understand how key CCP issues will affect your business in 2011
- Gain understanding of current and forthcoming regulation, and discuss how this will change Post Trade
- Get ahead of your competitors with the most up to date information on the harmonisation of settlement cycles and the Securities Law Directive
- Network with expert speakers and fellow market participants

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Bellwether Europe: Redefining Capital Markets

The East Wintergarden, London

European financial markets are under threat from new markets, increasingly complex regulations, currency fluctuations and a distinct lack of trust from people and politicians. Now is the time for those operating in these highly complex markets to rear their heads and consider the necessary steps the industry has to take to remain competitive and robust.

Bellwether Europe will provoke debate around the hot issues and provide solutions for how today's capital market leaders can go about re-purposing, restoring and reinventing the sector and above all, rewaken their optimism.

Speakers include

  • Niall Ferguson, Professor of History, Harvard Business School
  • George Magnus, Senior Economic Adviser, UBS
  • Martin Wheatley, Chief Executive Officer, Securities & Exchanges and Future Commission of Hong Kong
  • Gerald Corrigan, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

AFME members save 25% on their place. Simply enter 'AFME' when registering online

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6th Annual European Market Liquidity Conference

Grange St. Paul's Hotel, London

AFME's 6th Annual European Market Liquidity Conference is a high profile, unique event in the European trading community calendar which will attract 400+ delegates from buy and sell-side, fixed income and foreign exchange. The content is designed and driven by market participants and therefore ensures that debates consist of genuine, in-depth discussion led by experienced, senior speakers. Attend the event in February 2011 and discuss the changes in market infrastructure, the impact of regulation and the latest trends in trading with your colleagues, regulators and other industry experts.

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AFME/Leveraged Finance Division Discussion Forum- Current State of the European High Yield and Leveraged Loan Market

Credit Suisse Offices, London

The first discussion forum for 2011 has now been announced and will be held on the 20 January. Attend to get a full update from an expert panel on the European High Yield and Leveraged Loan market. Registration opens from 16:45 with the discussion forum starting at 17:00. All attendees are invited to join us at the networking drinks reception which follows on from the panel discussion.

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Foreign Exchange: The Heart of the Global Payments System


Regulation of the Financial Markets continues to be at the forefront of the legislative agenda, both in the EU and the US. Ensuring that the right regulations are applied consistently to each asset class is critical.

Foreign Exchange underpins the world's payment systems, supporting global trade. Please join us at this half day seminar and register today for FREE.

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AFME 9th Annual High Yield Black Tie Dinner

Shakespeare's Underglobe, London

AFME is delighted to announce that the 9th Annual High Yield Black Tie Dinner will be held in the historical Shakespeare's Underglobe, London, on Thursday 2nd December 2010. Join at this dramatic venue for an evening of fine food, entertainment and networking. For more information or to book a table contact Martha Hammond at or on +44 (0) 207 743 9327.

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The Next Steps to Securing Financial Stability


This event will follow the publication of an AFME report, "Prevention and Cure: Securing Financial Stability After the Crisis", which has been produced with the involvement of some 250 senior figures from numerous financial institutions and professional firms, considers the degree to which recent and current regulatory initiatives have addressed the causes of the financial crisis and offers for discussion ideas for further reforms to reduce risk in the system. It covers a wide range of topics, including the challenges posed by designating financial institutions as systemically important, corporate governance for financial institutions, prudential regulation, supervision, market infrastructure and resolution. This AFME event will bring together industry experts, market participants and senior regulators to debate these topics.

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2nd Annual Spanish Funding Conference: Securitisation & Covered Bonds

Madrid, Spain

The 2nd Annual Spanish Funding Conference will focus on both covered bonds and securitisation issues, including:
- What are the key elements to consider when buying Spanish securitisations or cedulas?
- Which specific Spanish Transactions or asset classes offer more relative value?
- How can we improve market transparency and liquidity?
- What is the impact of the new regulations?

You will get the answer to these questions and many more at this conference, focusing on the relative value now offered by ABS transactions and cedulas, compared with other fixed income asset classes. Recent spread compression in the rest of the fixed income products makes securitisation attractive again. Come and find out whether this is sustainable in the long term, whilst gaining a deeper understanding of the risks involved, as well as trends for defaults and pre-payments in the Spanish markets.

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2nd Annual European Operations Conference

National Bank of Belgium, Brussels

This is the only event where you can get first-hand information from the key regulators and practitioners involved in taking the critical decisions that will impact the future of the post-trade sector. The programme will provide an interesting assessment into how both the private and public sectors are dismantling the Giovanni Barriers, the future regulatory architecture for post-trading and a close look at the global solutions.

As well as offering a timely, substantive agenda, the programme will provide an opportunity to network with heads of operations, clearing & custody, senior regulators, policy makers and providers which make this a must attend event. 

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Equity Capital Markets Conference

Canary Wharf, London

This year's IFR/Thomson Reuters Equity Capital Markets Conference will be held in association with the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) on 12th November 2010 in London. This unmissable event will bring together leading ECM bankers, issuers, investors and other market professionals to discuss and debate the key issues facing European ECM in 2011.

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AFME / EPDA 5th Annual European Government Bond Conference

Conrad Hotel, Brussels

Amidst this year's unprecedented political and economic events in Europe and the ensuing spread developments and volatility, it's more important than ever to keep abreast of how government bond markets are shaping up for the future. Get the latest investment, trading and technology information at the ONLY event of its kind! Join 200 senior representatives from central banks, government bond investors, debt management offices (DMOs), regulators, primary dealers, trading platforms and brokers at the 5th Annual European Government Bond Conference this October.

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AFME / EHYA 5th Annual Leveraged Finance Conference 2010 - The New High Yield Era

Lancaster London Hotel, London

We are delighted to announce that the AFME / EHYA 5th Annual Leveraged Finance Conference will take place on Wednesday 13 October 2010 at the Lancaster London Hotel in London. With €10 billion issued in high yield in the first quarter, 2010 is poised to set an all time record since the founding of the European high yield market in 1998

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AFME and ABI 3rd Annual Opportunities in the Italian Funding Market: Securitisation & Covered Bonds

Centro Convegni Roma Eventi Fontana Di Trevi, Rome, Italy

Please join ABI and AFME at their 3rd Annual Italian Funding Event, where over 400 delegates attended in 2009, including originators, investors and policy makers.

Key topics this year will include:

- Overview of the mortgage funding alternatives for lenders in Europe;
- Updates on the latest industry initatives to promote lending to individuals as well as small and medium enterprises;
- Impact of the regulatory reforms on the securitisation and covered bonds market

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ISLA 19th Annual International Securities Lending Conference

Adlon Kempinski, Berlin

ISLA is pleased to announce the date and venue for our 2010 International Securities Lending conference. Now in its 19th year, this is the only event of its kind in Europe attracting in excess of 400 attendees such as senior market participants from banks, broker dealers and asset managers, beneficial owners, hedge fund managers and securities regulators.

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AFME / ESF and IMN Global ABS 2010

Hilton London Metropole, London

In the midst of significant global change and uncertainty, securitisation market participants are all asking important strategic questions about the future. It has never been more important for key market participants - regulators, government officials, and all private sector participants - to come together to discuss what our markets should look like in the future, given the importance of securitisation to the real economy. The AFME / ESF and IMN Global ABS event is the perfect forum for those discussions and senior-level networking to occur.

Please click here for Global ABS Keynote Presentations

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AFME Financial Markets and the Real Economy Event

Rue Wiertz 77, Brussels

The financial services industry in Europe and globally is subject to the broadest regulatory reform agenda it has ever faced. Its purpose is scrutinised, its social usefulness questioned. While nearly everyone agrees that the sector will emerge profoundly changed, few are able to answer two fundamental questions: What will a post-reform financial services industry look like? Will reforms achieve their objective of ensuring safe, sound and efficient markets that serve the real economy? At this half day event on 1 June, AFME will bring together a group of policymakers and industry professionals to explore these issues.

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AFME / ESF European Structured Finance Event: Investor Appetite; Rating Methodology; Credit Performance Update

BNY Mellon Centre, London

AFME / ESF is delighted to announce the European Structured Finance: Investor Appetite; Rating Methodology; Credit Performance Update Event that will take place at the Bank of New York Mellon Centre in London on 21 May 2010. Industry participants are welcome to join us to learn more about significant changes made in structured finance rating methodologies and processes.

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AFME / ESSF Clearing & Settlement Conference

Waldorf Hilton, London

AFME / ESSF are delighted to announce our Third Annual Clearing & Settlement Conference on 29th April 2010 in London. Building on our previous highly successful conferences in the post-trading area, this year the event will focus on three main industry developments: Central Counterparty Clearing, Securities Law Reform, and Harmonisation of Settlement Cycles.

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AFME / ESF and IMN 3rd Annual European Structured Credit Products Summit

Clifford Chance, London

The 2010 AFME / ESF and IMN Structured Credit Products Conference will tackle the latest developments in structured finance, CDO and credit derivatives. Panelists will be of the highest caliber, and we will ensure invitations are extended to the key players in the market, as well as to regulators and public authorities, to ensure that the event promotes a constructive dialogue among all participants in the market

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5th Annual European Market Liquidity Conference

Grange St. Paul's Hotel, London

The AFME Annual Market Liquidity Conference is one of the most prestigious get-togethers in the European trading community calendar. Now in its fifth year, the conference is a fantastic opportunity to keep abreast of what is happening to both fixed income and equities trading.

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AFME / EHYA Discussion Forum

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London

This event has now been completed, but interested parties can access a presentation from the event in PDF form by clicking the link below.

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AFME / EHYA Black Tie Dinner

Plaisterers' Hall, London

Please join us on the 21st January 2010 at the Annual AFME / EHYA Black Tie Dinner that will take place in the largest and one of the finest Livery Halls in London, the stunning Plaisterers' Hall at One London Wall.

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EHYA-University College London Roundtable Discussion


Topic: Is now the time for the UK to adopt a formal proceeding for restructuring distressed companies? Interested parties can access a summary of the event by clicking the link below.

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