High Yield

High Yield

The High Yield division focuses on promoting transparency and liquidity in the high yield and leveraged loan markets.

The High Yield division works to lower the costs of executing high yield debt capital markets transactions and lobbies for the reform of corporate insolvency laws. In the long term, the division seeks the pan-European harmonisation of insolvency laws for cross-border corporate restructurings.

AFME staff work with teams of experts from member firms on projects ranging from informal discussion groups to formal responses to government consultations.

Standard Forms

Industry Guidelines


The Guidelines have been updated to include the following text:

It is recommended that investors are given an opportunity to discuss the capital structure and covenants affecting an investment in the relevant bonds, and that the discussion take place at the same time as the issuer’s group presentations (i.e., the relevant investor breakfast, lunch and global conference call). Please see the AFME website for a sample list of questions that investors might ask during any such discussions.

Sample Investor Questions

 

European High Yield: A Spanish Perspective

Gary Simmons, AFME’s High Yield Managing Director,  and Christian Knitzschke, Head of High Yield Syndicate Europe at BBVA, discuss the key takeaways from AFME’s “European High Yield: Spanish Perspective” conference in Madrid.

High Yield Board

  • Youssef Khlat, Chair

    Crédit Agricole CIB

  • Michael Dakin, Co-Vice-Chair

    Clifford Chance

  • Tanneguy de Carné, Co-Vice-Chair

    Société Générale

  • Kevin Muzilla

    Allen & Overy

  • Clark Nicholls

    AXA

  • Adam Farlow

    Baker & McKenzie

  • Cynthia Cheung

    BAML

  • Julian Romero

    BBVA

  • Christian Knitzschke

    BBVA

  • Arnaud Tresca

    BNP Paribas

  • Paul Simpkin

    Citi

  • Jason Bruhl

    Citi

  • John W Connolly III

    Clifford Chance

  • Sabrina Fox

    Covenant Review

  • Philip Boeckman

    Cravath

  • Mark Walsh

    Credit Suisse

  • Paul Gregory

    Danske Bank

  • Raman Bet-Mansour

    Debevoise & Plimpton

  • Pierre Maugüé

    Debevoise & Plimpton

  • Diarmuid Toomey

    Deutsche Bank

  • Tony Lopez

    DLA Piper

  • Martin Dropkin

    Fidelity International

  • Edward Eyerman

    Fitch

  • Simone Bono

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

  • Michael Marsh

    Goldman Sachs

  • Dominic Ashcroft

    Goldman Sachs

  • Joseph Swanson

    Houlihan Lokey

  • Peter Marshall

    Houlihan Lokey

  • Mathias Blumschein

    ING

  • Eden Riche

    ING

  • Ben Thompson

    J.P. Morgan

  • Francesco Lione

    Latham & Watkins

  • Tracy Edmonson

    Latham & Watkins LLP

  • Alexander Naidenov

    Linklaters

  • Carlo Fontana

    Lloyds Banking Group

  • Fabien Visan

    MedioBanca

  • Tim Peterson

    Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

  • Martin Luehrs

    Morgan Stanley

  • Geraint Thomas

    MUFG Securities EMEA

  • Tatjana Greil Castro

    Muzinich & Co.

  • Wesley Budler

    Natixis

  • Peter Hurd

    Nomura

  • Povl Bak-Jensen

    Nordea

  • Peter Castellon

    Proskauer Rose LLP

  • Jane Rogers

    Ropes & Gray LLP

  • James McDonald

    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

  • Phil Loach

    UBS

  • José Breña

    Unicredit

  • Fabrice Charretour

    UniCredit

  • Steffen Wasserhess

    UniCredit

  • Patrick Bright

    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

  • Nicholas Bennett

    Wells Fargo

  • Rob Mathews

    White & Case

  • Jill Concannon

    White & Case

  • James Slessenger

    Xtract Research

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