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About the conference

AFME and VDP’s 7th Annual Covered Bonds Market Conference brings together senior stakeholders from the European covered bonds and fixed income industry to network and debate the latest issues and trends influencing this key European market.

Partners

Partners

Who attends?

  • Fixed income traders
  • Covered bond investors
  • Covered bond issuers
  • Investment bankers
  • Economists and analysts
  • Rating agencies
  • European regulators and policymakers
  • Technology and data providers

Why attend?

  • Meet over 120 senior level attendees
  • Build contacts in 2 hours of dedicated networking
  • Hear from up to 20 leading industry speakers
  • 4 hours of content designed and driven by market participants
  • Showcase solutions at the event exhibition space

Registration enquiries

For registration enquiries, please contact Events on [email protected] for assistance.

Agenda

08:30
Registration and refreshments
09:00
Opening remarks
Jens Tolckmitt,
Chief Executive, vdp,
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09:15
Keynote address: Covered Bonds and Capital Market Union - The German Perspective
Dr Levin Holle,
Director General, Financial Markets Policy Department, German Federal Ministry of Finance,
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09:45
Panel discussion: The New Integrated European Framework for Covered Bonds
  • Who is benefiting from the new harmonisation framework?
  • How can issuers comply with the more extensive investor reporting requirements?
  • Implementation at a national level: next steps
  • ESN’s overlap with the covered bond initiative
Workshop Leader:
Detlef Fechtner,
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Börsen-Zeitung,
Speaker:
Casper Andersen,
Director, European Covered Bond Ratings, Structured Finance Ratings, S&P Global Ratings,
Dr Levin Holle,
Director General, Financial Markets Policy Department, German Federal Ministry of Finance,
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10:30
Networking break
11:00
Keynote address: TBD
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11:30
Panel discussion: The Rise in Green Covered Bond Issuance - More Advantageous than Traditional Covered Bonds?
  • What is driving green covered bond issuance?
  • The new European Commission’s action plan on sustainable finance: EU Green Bond Standard (GBS)
  • What are the requirements needed for covered bonds to be considered as green? Are all green assets eligible for covered bonds?
  • What challenges do traditional covered bond structures pose for green issuance, and how are these being addressed?
  • What does the future for the green covered market look like?
Workshop Leader:
Julien Duquenne,
Director, Green Asset Originator, Natixis,
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12:10
Presentation: FinTech Applications in the Covered Bonds Market
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12:40
Panel discussion: Trends and Outlook in the European Covered Bonds Market
  • A European comparative: where is the most issuance volume coming from and why?
  • What influences the choice of covered bonds over another financial instrument?
  • Will digitalisation become a driving force in the Covered Bonds market?
Speaker:
Matthias Melms,
Head of Covered Bond & SSA Research, NordLB,
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13:20
Closing remarks
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13:30
Networking lunch

Keynote speakers

Dr Levin Holle

Director General, Financial Markets Policy Department, German Federal Ministry of Finance

Speakers

Casper Andersen

Director, European Covered Bond Ratings, Structured Finance Ratings, S&P Global Ratings

Detlef Fechtner

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Börsen-Zeitung

Matthias Melms

Head of Covered Bond & SSA Research, NordLB