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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.


Regular fees:
AFME member: €149 + 19% German VAT (if applicable)
non-member: €199 + 19% German VAT (if applicable)

Multi-booking discount
save 10% when you book 3 or more delegate passes at the same time
save 20% when you book 5 or more delegate passes at the same time

Complimentary subject to verification
Investor: promo code INVESTOR
Regulator: promo code REGULATOR
Press: promo code PRESS
Issuer: ISSUER
vdp member: VDP

Partners

Partners
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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
Chairs:
Jens Tolckmitt,
Chief Executive, vdp
Richard Hopkin,
Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income AFME
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09:15
Keynote address: Covered Bonds and Capital Market Union - The German Perspective
Speaker:
Dr Levin Holle,
Director General, Financial Markets Policy Department, German Federal Ministry of Finance
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09:45
Panel discussion: Capital Markets Union and The European Framework for Covered Bonds - A New Deal?
  • 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
Moderator:
Dr Detlef Fechtner,
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Börsen-Zeitung
Speakers:
Casper Andersen,
Director, S&P Global Ratings
Christian Moor,
Senior Policy Expert, European Banking Authority
Dr Levin Holle,
Director General, Financial Markets Policy Department, German Federal Ministry of Finance
Joost Beaumont,
Senior Fixed Income Strategist, ABN AMRO
Louis Hagen,
President of the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks
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10:35
Networking break
11:05
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?
Moderator:
Julien Duquenne,
Director, Green Asset Originator, Natixis
Speakers:
Andreas Wein,
Head of Funding and Investor Relations, LBBW
Mehdi Abdi,
Senior Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, ACTIAM
Paulina Strugala,
Chief Executive Officer, PKO Bank Hipoteczny
Ralf Berninger,
Head of Investor Relations, SFIL
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11:55
Presentation: Digitalisation in Capital Markets – Where Are We Heading?
Speaker:
Friedrich Luithlen,
Manging Director, Head of Debt Capital Markets, DZ Bank
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12:15
Panel discussion: Trends and Outlook in the European Covered Bonds Market
  • What are the implications of digitalisation for issuers?
  • How negative can covered bond yields go? How are issuers and investors coping?
  • How has the ECB covered bond buying scheme changed under CBPP4? How will this affect spreads and change the composition of the investor base?
  • How will TLTRO III and deposit tiering affect issuers’ funding needs?
  • How will the EU covered bond harmonisation affect legislation in different countries?
Moderator:
Bill Thornhill,
Editor, Global Capital
Speaker:
Matthias Melms,
Head of Covered Bond & SSA Research, NordLB
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13:05
Closing remarks
Chair:
Victoria Webster,
Director, Fixed Income, AFME
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13:15
Networking lunch

Keynote speakers

Dr Levin Holle

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

Speakers

Bill Thornhill

Editor, Global Capital

Casper Andersen

Director, S&P Global Ratings

Christian Moor

Senior Policy Expert, European Banking Authority

Dr Detlef Fechtner

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Börsen-Zeitung

Friedrich Luithlen

Manging Director, Head of Debt Capital Markets, DZ Bank

Jens Tolckmitt

Chief Executive, vdp

Joost Beaumont

Senior Fixed Income Strategist, ABN AMRO

Julien Duquenne

Director, Green Asset Originator, Natixis

Louis Hagen

President of the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks

Matthias Melms

Head of Covered Bond & SSA Research, NordLB

Mehdi Abdi

Senior Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, ACTIAM

Ralf Berninger

Head of Investor Relations, SFIL

Richard Hopkin

Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income, AFME

Victoria Webster

Director, Fixed Income, AFME