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About the conference

For 12 years, AFME’s Spanish Capital Markets Conference has brought together the leading names in the Spanish community to network and debate.

This annual event brings together over 200+ professionals for high-level networking and discussion and is designed by our members to address the most pressing issues and trends affecting the Spanish capital markets.

The programme, comprised of specialist keynote presentations, industry expert panel discussions and interactive roundtables and networking, brings together senior industry stakeholders from across Europe to discuss key market areas for growth in Spain.

The conference is a great opportunity for attendees to gain valuable insights, hear from industry experts, earn CPD hours and make connections with fellow colleagues.

Registration fees:
• AFME member: £99 + VAT
• Non-member: £149 + VAT

Multi-booking discount:
• 10% off when booking 3 or more delegates at the same time
• 20% off when booking 5 or more delegates at the same time

For group bookings, please email events@afme.eu

Complimentary subject to verification:
• Investor: promo code INVESTOR
• Regulator: promo code REGULATOR
• Press: promo code PRESS

Note: Promo codes are case sensitive
Read AFME's Press Policy here.


How can your business be a part of AFME’s 12th Annual Spanish Capital Markets Virtual Conference?

As a partner you could:
Engage with 200+ European attendees across two days of high value content, videos and live Q&As
Interact with polls, surveys and more from your office or home
Participate in panels on key industry topics
Sponsored booth to feature multiple pieces of content to ensure your brand and messaging is reaching the right audience
Gain visibility via our social media channels, website and bespoke promotional marketing to our database of 22,000 industry professionals
Network and connect with attendees via live-chat

Packages can be tailor-made to suit your company's aim and aspirations. To discuss particular opportunities, please contact Cheryl Chickowski at cheryl.chickowski@afme.eu or on +44 (0)20 3828 2704.

Partners

Partners
Associate Partners
Event Endorser
Media Partners

Who attends?

  • Leading Spanish and pan-European investment banks
  • National and continental regulators
  • Central banks
  • Investors
  • Issuers
  • Credit rating agencies
  • Law firms
  • Consultancy and advisory firms
  • Trade associations
  • Financial press

Why attend?

  • Meet over 200 senior level attendees
  • Build contacts with dedicated networking rooms and 1:1 meetings
  • Hear up to 30 industry expert speakers
  • Join the debate with content designed and driven by market participants
  • Showcase solutions at the event exhibition space

Registration enquiries

For registration enquiries, please contact Events on events@afme.eu for assistance.

Wednesday 24 February

13:00
Opening remarks
Chair:
Michael Cole-Fontayn,
Chair, AFME
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13:15
Keynote address: Addressing the SME Solvency Crisis
Introduction and Q&A moderator:
Richard Hopkin,
Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income, Capital Markets, AFME
Speaker:
Luis Garicano MEP,
European Parliament
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13:45
Panel discussion: How Well Has Securitisation in Spain Survived the Pandemic? What Has Been Suffered, What Has Been Lost and What Have We Learned?
  • COVID-19 impact on the securitisation market (issuance performance, pricing)
  • Which sectors of the securitisation market are “surviving” the pandemic best?
  • Will public securitisation return in Spain?
  • What is the outlook for synthetic securitisation in Spain?
  • How critical have payment holidays been?
  • How will COVID-19 affect the housing market in the short and long term?
Moderator:
Richard Hopkin,
Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income, Capital Markets, AFME
Speakers:
Fernando González,
Senior Adviser, European Central Bank (ECB)
Heike Hoehl,
Executive Director, Syndicate, Santander CIB
María Turbica Manrique,
Vice President, Senior Credit Officer, Moody's Investors Service
Timothy Cleary,
Partner, Clifford Chance
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14:30
Face-to-face networking roundtables
15:00
Panel discussion: Securitisation of Non-Performing and Re-Performing Loans in The Times of a Pandemic
  • Does Spain need a governmental programme similar to the Italian GACS?
  • Re-Performing Loans are a growing asset class – how will COVID-19 affect this part of the market?
  • What will be the impact of the new Basel and EU rules on securitisation of Non-Performing Loans in Spain?
  • Will the New NPL action plan be sufficient to address the post COVID-19 build-up of NPLs?
Moderator:
Constance Usherwood,
Director Prudential, AFME
Speakers:
Dr Christian Thun,
Chief Executive Officer, European DataWarehouse
Enrico Orlandi,
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Fabio Alderotti,
Associate Director, S&P Global Ratings
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15:45
Energy break: Virtual Mind Reading
Speaker:
Alex Crow,
Mindreader
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16:15
Panel discussion: ESG Finance: “E” Is Familiar, But What About “S” And “G”? Where We Are Now and What Is the Direction of Travel?
  • When can we expect meaningful progress in all three sectors?
  • How can policymakers and regulators best encourage the ESG markets to grow?
  • Can all fixed income sectors (government bonds, covered bonds, securitisation, high yield) help build a more sustainable economy in Europe?
  • What are the keys to stimulating ESG market growth? Clear taxonomy? Better disclosure? Regulatory incentives?
Moderator:
María Abascal,
Director of Public Policy, AEB
Speakers:
Gordon Kerr,
Head of Structured Finance Research, DBRS
Michael Gaynor,
Senior Credit Research Analyst, BBVA
Peter Sweatman,
Chief Executive and Chairman, Climate Strategy and Energy Efficiency Capital Advisors
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17:00
Closing remarks
Chair:
Richard Hopkin,
Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income, Capital Markets, AFME
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17:05
Face-to-face networking roundtables
18:00
End of day one

Thursday 25 February

08:30
Opening remarks
Chair:
Anna Bak,
Associate Director, Securitisation, AFME
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08:45
Panel discussion: Covered Bonds - The Path Ahead
  • Harmonisation: transposition of the law in Spain
  • Impact of Central Bank measures on covered bonds
  • Opportunities and challenges for sustainable covered bonds
  • What are the prospects for the “European Secured Note”? Will it add real value? What are the prudential risks?
Moderator:
Bill Thornhill,
Covered Bonds Editor, Global Capital
Speakers:
Agustín Martín Calmarza,
Head of European Credit Research, Managing Director, BBVA
Juan David García Restrepo,
Senior Director, Fitch Ratings
Mehdi Abdi,
Head of Fixed Income, ACTIAM
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09:30
Energy break: How to Thrive and Succeed in the COVID-World: Three Simple Science-Based Steps for Success
Speaker:
Dr Jon Finn,
Tougher Minds Founder and Managing Director, Tougher Minds
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10:00
Panel discussion: SME Financing Through Stock Markets And COVID-19 European Programmes
  • How will last year’s uncertainty affect 2021’s progress for SME lending and other financing?
  • How will the recently agreed EU capital markets recovery package, and in particular the on-balance-sheet securitisation framework, impact SME financing?
  • Investors’ appetite in SME portfolios: will 2021 provide attractive opportunities?
  • ICO lines and moratoria: what do we expect to happen next?
  • Are Spanish SMEs prepared to complete the banking lending with other financing sources? The role of junior markets: BME Growth and MARF
Moderator:
José Antonio Barrena,
Partner, Managing Director, Norgestion
Speakers:
Antonio Cordero,
Chief Financial Officer, Spanish Official Credit Institute (ICO)
Jesús González Nieto,
Chief Executive Officer, BME Growth
Pablo Sánchez González,
Head of Securitisations Southern Europe, European Investment Fund (EIF)
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10:45
Face-to-face networking roundtables
11:15
Panel discussion: CMU Action Plan 2.0 - Will It Unleash the Full Potential of EU Capital Markets?
  • How will COVID-19 and Brexit impact the future CMU work programme?
  • Supporting businesses through equity finance: what are the priorities to promote IPOs and better functioning secondary markets?
  • How can we deepen the integration of EU markets and infrastructures? Is there an appetite to enhance convergence in taxation, legal frameworks and supervision?
  • What are the main opportunities and challenges for Spanish capital markets?
Moderator:
Pablo Portugal,
Managing Director, Advocacy, AFME
Speakers:
Ana Puente Pérez,
Head of Unit of Securities Markets and Financial Instruments Legislation, Spanish Treasury
Juan Manuel Vázquez García Reynoso,
Legal Advisor, Asociación de Emisores Españoles
Steve Gandy,
Managing Director, Head of Private Debt Mobilisation, Notes and Structuring, Santander CIB
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12:00
Fireside chat
Introduction and Q&A moderator:
José María Roldán,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AEB
Speaker:
Carlos San Basilio Pardo,
Secretary General of the Treasury and International Financing, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Business Affairs
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12:30
Closing remarks
Chairs:
José María Roldán,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AEB
Rick Watson,
Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets, Membership and Events, AFME
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12:40
Face-to-face networking roundtables
14:00
End of conference

Keynote Speakers

Carlos San Basilio Pardo

Secretary General of the Treasury and International Financing, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Business Affairs

Luis Garicano MEP

European Parliament

Other Speakers

Agustín Martín Calmarza

Head of European Credit Research, Managing Director, BBVA

Alex Crow

Mindreader

Ana Puente Pérez

Head of Unit of Securities Markets and Financial Instruments Legislation, Spanish Treasury

Anna Bak

Associate Director, Securitisation, AFME

Antonio Cordero

Chief Financial Officer, Spanish Official Credit Institute (ICO)

Bill Thornhill

Covered Bonds Editor, Global Capital

Constance Usherwood

Director Prudential, AFME

Dr Christian Thun

Chief Executive Officer, European DataWarehouse

Dr Jon Finn

Tougher Minds Founder and Managing Director, Tougher Minds

Enrico Orlandi

Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Fabio Alderotti

Associate Director, S&P Global Ratings

Fernando González

Senior Adviser, European Central Bank (ECB)

Gordon Kerr

Head of Structured Finance Research, DBRS

Heike Hoehl

Executive Director, Syndicate, Santander CIB

Jesús González Nieto

Chief Executive Officer, BME Growth

José Antonio Barrena

Partner, Managing Director, Norgestion

José María Roldán

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AEB

Juan David García Restrepo

Senior Director, Fitch Ratings

Juan Manuel Vázquez García Reynoso

Legal Advisor, Asociación de Emisores Españoles

María Abascal

Director of Public Policy, AEB

María Turbica Manrique

Vice President, Senior Credit Officer, Moody's Investors Service

Mehdi Abdi

Head of Fixed Income, ACTIAM

Michael Cole-Fontayn

Chair, AFME

Michael Gaynor

Senior Credit Research Analyst, BBVA

Pablo Portugal

Managing Director, Advocacy, AFME

Pablo Sánchez González

Head of Securitisations Southern Europe, European Investment Fund (EIF)

Peter Sweatman

Chief Executive and Chairman, Climate Strategy and Energy Efficiency Capital Advisors

Richard Hopkin

Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income, Capital Markets, AFME

Rick Watson

Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets, Membership and Events, AFME

Steve Gandy

Managing Director, Head of Private Debt Mobilisation, Notes and Structuring, Santander CIB

Timothy Cleary

Partner, Clifford Chance