18th-20th June 2013

AFME/IMN Global ABS

Square Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels

23rd May 2013

6th Annual European Post-Trade Conference

Lancaster Hotel, London

16th May 2013

2nd Annual Investing in Bank Assets Conference

ME Hotel, London

9th April 2013

Restarting the SME credit market in Europe: what role for securitisation and the capital markets?

European Parliament, Brussels

13th February 2013

8th Annual European Market Liquidity Conference

The Grange St Pauls, London

23rd January 2013

11th Annual High Yield Black Tie Dinner

London, Waldorf Hilton

27 November 2012

AFME 4th Annual Spanish Funding Conference

Madrid

AFME will be holding the 4th Annual Spanish Funding Conference in Madrid on 27 November 2012.  

The 2012 conference will offer delegates a full update on the securitisation and covered bonds markets in Spain and Europe. Panels of industry leaders and experts will discuss the funding choices currently available; assess the challenges facing the markets and debate what the future may hold. This year’s conference will also provide an excellent opportunity to network with your peers and other market participants. The programme for the conference will be announced here shortly.

Last year’s event drew over 100 senior participants, from Spain and across Europe. Click here to view the 2011 programme which received positive reviews from those who attended.

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8-9 November 2012

AFME 7th Annual European Government Bond Conference

Brussels

Now in its seventh year, this conference has established itself as the must attend event in the European Government Bonds calendar. Featuring topical discussions with high profile European speakers, as well as interactive roundtable sessions, this is an invaluable chance to gain updates, get informed on market changes and network with your peers. For information on the conference visit www.afme.eu/govbond2012 or for more information on registering email katie.donaldson@afme.eu.
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2-3 October 2012

5th Annual Opportunities in the Italian Funding Market: Securitisation and Covered Bonds Conference

Milan

This event will explore all of the issues related to Securitisation and Covered Bonds, from a European perspective, as well as with special focus on the Italian market. The conference will attract up to 450 delegates from leading Italian and European regulators, as well as the major Italian banks, international players, audit and advisory companies, service providers and law firms. Full event details will be available soon. Email jade.cannon@afme.eu to register your interest and to receive the latest details on the conference as and when they become available.
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2nd October 2012

AFME 7th Annual European High Yield Conference

London

The AFME 7th Annual European High Yield Conference is being held at the Lancaster London Hotel on Tuesday 2 October 2012. This crucial sector conference will attract around 500 leveraged finance bankers, investors, issuers, economists, regulators and policy makers. The event is an essential, annual gathering for these professionals to receive updated information from leading European speakers on the high yield and loan markets sector.
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18 September 2012

AFME Roundtable: Financing European Growth

Brussels

The challenge for markets, policymakers and investors 

At this event, AFME convened a senior group of EU policymakers, MEPs, financial sector and buy-side representatives and corporate executives to consider a central aspect of the challenge for the financial sector: how to attract savings and channel investment to finance economic growth in Europe. Participants in the Brussels symposium were invited to consider the structural and policy issues involved – identifying where solutions depend on financial policy and regulation; on market agents; or on reforms to economic and fiscal management.

To provide an analytical evidence base, AFME commissioned Dr John Llewellyn of Llewellyn Consulting to prepare a discussion paper on the challenges for financing investment in the European economy.


You can also download a booklet, containing essays and discussions from this symposium, here.

 

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16 May 2012

AFME 5th Annual European Post-Trade Conference

London

The AFME Post-Trade Conference brings together eminent speakers from across this industry, including senior operations executives and key regulators. The event offers insights into crucial developments in the post-trade space and their impact on the industry. This is a vital event for anyone currently working in European post-trade.
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12-14 June 2012

AFME and IMN Global ABS 2012

Brussels, Belgium

Following the successful 2011 event in Brussels which attracted more than 3000 attendees, members of AFME/IMN have decided to return to Belgium once again in 2012. Please join us as we further dialogue with the regulatory community, participate in key policy and client networking discussions and continue to focus on ways to rebuild the European securitisation market for sound growth and performance in the future. In addition, the conference will explore and discuss other current issues concerning the state of the securitisation market and the financial sector as a whole.

To access the slides from Fabrice Susini's opening remarks at this conference click here 

Access Nadia Calviño's keynote address here and Evangelos Tabakis’s speech here 

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15 March 2012

Investing in Bank Assets Conference

London

As focus increases on European banks' mass deleveraging of a trillion Euro plus in assets, and their need to raise capital, leading investors come together with the Bank of England, FDIC and European regulators - and the most experienced advisers in the market - to talk strategy, structuring, pricing and the regulation driving these deals. Thought leaders from KKR, Oaktree, Taconic Capital and W.L. Ross give their views on the key issues facing this unprecedented re-allocation of capital. The keynote speaker at this event will be J Christopher Flowers, Founder and CEO, J.C. Flowers & Co. 
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8 February 2012

AFME 7th Annual European Market Liquidity Conference

London

AFME's Annual European Market Liquidity Conference is a high profile event, which is now firmly established as a 'must-attend' conference in the European trading community's calendar. Each year the conference attracts 400+ delegates from buy and sell-side, fixed income and foreign exchange, who attend to participate in our unrivalled programme. The content of the conference is designed and driven by market participants, ensuring that debates consist of genuine, in-depth discussion led by experienced, senior speakers.

Attend this event in February 2012 to discuss the changes in market infrastructures, the impact of regulation and the latest trends in trading with your colleagues, regulators and other industry experts.

Keynote address of Steven Maijoor, Chair of ESMA

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24 January 2012

AFME 10th Annual High Yield Black Tie Dinner

London

Join your peers at AFME's 10th Annual Black Tie Dinner, which will take place at the beautiful surroundings of the Honourable Artillery Company on 24th January 2012. An established event in the High Yield calendar, which is attended by organisations including banks, law firms and their clients, this gathering provides the perfect opportunity to network with your peers - making it an unmissable event.
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2011 Post-Trade Seminar Series

AFME/Post-Trade Corporate Actions Seminars 2011

Frankfurt, Paris, or Zurich

AFME/Post-Trade is delighted to announce a series of FREE half-day education events, designed to complement and expand on issues discussed at the AFME 4th Annual Post-Trade Conference. Join us in Paris or Zurich to find out how to achieve issuers' compliance with corporate actions related market standards.

Dates:

  • 9 December, Zurich, UBS Offices

If you are an issuer, an investment banker, or a lawyer advising issuers on corporate actions, this is a must-attend event. Attend this seminar and leave with an in-depth understanding of Market Standards for Corporate Actions Processing, Global Corporate Actions Principles (ISSA) and the Market Practice Handbook (ISMAG). Click here to see event in detail. 

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25 November 2011

AFME 3rd Annual Spanish Funding Conference: Securitisation and Covered Bonds

Uría Menéndez Offices, Madrid

AFME is pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual Spanish Funding Conference will take place on 25th November 2011 at the offices of Uría Menéndez, in Madrid.

Building on the success of our previous events, this conference offers delegates the opportunity to get a comprehensive update on the funding choices currently available in Spain. Panels of high-profile industry leaders will assess the current challenges that are facing the Spanish and European markets, looking ahead to what the future may hold.

What you can expect from this year's event:

•    Invaluable insights into major issues impacting securitisation and covered bonds markets
•    Balanced assessment of how new regulation is being implemented
•    An in-depth evaluation of funding sources - Securitisation vs Covered Bonds, what are the pros and cons?
•    High quality speakers from key stakeholders in Spanish and Europe-wide markets addressing the issues that will impact your firm


As well as offering a timely, substantive agenda, the programme will provide an opportunity to network with colleagues and peers, making this a must attend event. Register now and make sure that your company is represented!


 

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9 November 2011

IFR in association with AFME: 3rd Annual Equity Capital Markets Europe Conference

Thomson Reuters, Canary Wharf, London

This 3rd Annual Equity Capital Markets Europe Conference, held in partnership with the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME), will bring together leading ECM bankers, issuers, investors and other market professionals to debate the key market challenges for companies, financial institutions and investors looking to raise capital and trade in European equity markets.
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8 November 2011

6th Annual European High Yield Conference

Grange St. Paul's Hotel, London, UK

AFME is delighted to announce that the 6th Annual European High Yield Conference will take place on Tuesday 8th November, at the Grange St. Paul's Hotel, London. Reflecting on this record year in high yield and discussing how the market will develop going forward, this leading event is a must attend for anyone working in high yield.

 
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20 - 21 October 2011

AFME 6th Annual European Government Bond Conference

Radisson Blu Royal, Brussels, Belgium

Amidst continuously high levels of issuance and market volatility, important regulatory developments and an uncertain future it's more important than ever to keep abreast of how the 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 debt management offices (DMOs), government bond investors, central banks, regulators, primary dealers, trading platforms and brokers at the 6th Annual European Government Bond Conference this October.

 
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12 October 2011

AFME Annual Dinner 2011

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

AFME held its 2011 annual dinner, hosted by its chairman, Gael de Boissard, at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel on 12th October. Some 180 invited guests, including politicians and regulators, senior figures from the European financial sector and leading financial journalists, attended to hear a keynote speech from Jean-Claude Trichet, President of the European Central Bank, just a few weeks before retiring from the post he has held for the past eight years. Sir Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England gave a moving and personal vote of thanks to President Trichet, recalling how they had first met some 40 years before.

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19-20 September 2011

In association with AFME: IMN's European Cup of ETFs and Investment Management Conference

London

AFME is joining together with IMN for the European Cup of ETFs and Investment Management. Being held in London this 19-20 September, Europe's leading institutional investors, financial advisors, consultants, academics, investment managers and industry experts in the European ETF, indexing, investment and risk management arenas will gather to discuss how providers and investors have responded to the uncertain macroeconomic environment, and the impact of new regulations on the changing investment landscape.

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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
Click here to view the speech

Thomas Huertas, Alternate Chair, European Banking Authority and Member of the Executive Committee Financial Services Authority
Click here to view the speech 

Vicky Ford
, MEP, Conservative Party Spokesman on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament
Click here to view the speech 

Francesco Papadia
, Director General Market Operations, European Central Bank
Click here to view the speech

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AFME 4th Annual European Post-Trade Conference

London

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

Brussels

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 martha.hammond@afme.eu or on +44 (0) 207 743 9327.

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The Next Steps to Securing Financial Stability

Brussels

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

London

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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