11th Annual European High Yield Conference | afme

11th Annual European High Yield Conference

18 Oct 2016 etc venues St. Paul's, London


Thank you to our partners. 

Lead Partners

  • Allen & Overy

    Allen & Overy

    Lead Partner

    Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm with 44 offices in 31 countries.  Our high yield practice regularly advises on complex and high profile transactions. The team was ranked 2nd in Bloomberg’s European High Yield league tables in 2015 and was also ranked 2nd across the four year period 2015-2012.  Our High Yield practice is fully integrated with our market-leading practices in Banking, Leveraged Finance and European Debt Capital Markets, which makes us one of few firms with the ability to cover all aspects of the capital structure.

    For further information, please visit our website: www.allenovery.com

  • Latham & Watkins

    Latham & Watkins

    Lead Partner

    Latham & Watkins provides clients across the globe with exceptional legal services and innovative solutions to their most complex business issues and disputes. With over 2,200 lawyers, located in the world’s major financial, business and regulatory centres, Latham delivers market-leading service to help clients achieve their business goals and overcome legal challenges. We have been at the forefront of the leveraged finance markets for more than three decades, and today the firm provides cutting-edge advice on high yield products to clients in virtually every industry. 


  • BAML



    Bank of America is one of the world's leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 47 million consumer and small business relationships with approximately 4,700 retail financial centers, approximately 16,000 ATMs, and award-winning online banking with approximately 33 million active users and approximately 20 million mobile users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and more than 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.


  • Barclays



    Barclays is a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US.

    With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 130,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

    For further information about Barclays, please visit website https://www.home.barclays/

  • BBVA



    BBVA is a multinational group providing financial services in over 35 countries and to 66 million customers throughout the world. The Group has a solid position in Spain, it is the largest financial institution in Mexico and leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt Region of the United States. It is also Turkish bank Garanti’s leading shareholder.


  • Citi



    Agency and Trust (a business line within Citi Institutional Client Group) is a leading provider of corporate trust services offering a full range of agency, fiduciary, tender and exchange, loans agency and custody, and depositary and escrow services in both established and emerging markets. Agency and Trust administers in excess of USD 4 trillion in fixed income and equity investments on behalf of 2,600 clients worldwide. 

    Citi, the leading global financial services company, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

  • Cleary Gottlieb

    Cleary Gottlieb


    “A leading international law firm with 16 offices around the world, Cleary Gottlieb has been successful in developing the high yield market due to our long-standing presence in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Our firm has been at the forefront of the high yield market at each stage of development in Europe and the United States, and we can offer a combination of local and U.S. expertise in key European markets. We have recognized expertise in assisting debut issuers and significant experience in emerging markets locations. Our firm works as an integrated seamless practice providing top tier legal advice on the full life cycle of a company.”

    Further information is available at www.cgsh.com 

  • Clifford Chance

    Clifford Chance


    Clifford Chance is one of the world's pre-eminent law firms, with significant depth and range of resources across five continents. Our High Yield practice regularly advises on high-profile, complex, first-of-a-kind, challenging and multi-faceted transactions, evidenced by our impressive track record of simultaneously delivering across multiple practice areas in connection with multi-layered transactions and fast-paced executions. A major strength of our High Yield team is that it is fully integrated with our wider banking and corporate/PE practices, providing it with an unrivalled platform across the globe. We have a strong presence in all major high yield centres – Europe, US and Asia. 

  • CapitalStructure



    CapitalStructure offers first-to-market news, analysis and data on the European sub-investment grade space. The most experienced team in the market and a strict policy of multiple sourcing information to ensure accuracy means CapitalStructure is the most trusted information source available to fund managers, credit analysts, traders, bankers and restructuring advisors.

    Covenant Review evaluates bond and loan documentation and supplies timely research on exchange offers, LBOs, and other actionable events. Its product suite provides reduced risk exposure, alpha generation and cost savings and is used by institutional investors worldwide to provide perspectives on creditor’s rights through the eyes of experienced lawyers.

  • CreditSights




    Full-Spectrum Research: European high yield coverage of over 220 issuers rising to 240 by the end 2016 from distressed to rising stars, including sub financials, corporate hybrids and emerging markets issuers.

    Industry Expertise: In-depth understanding of sector operating environment (regulations, customers and suppliers) from looking at both IG and HY including fallen angels and rising stars.

    Consistent Coverage: Maintain active coverage from new issues to restructurings. Clients have access to over a decade of research archives including 100s of credits.

    Relative Value: Recommendations on names and securities across ratings, sectors and capital structure.

    Bottom-Up Fundamentals with Top-Down Context: Strategy team looks across asset classes, regions and risk spectrum, to provide a context in which to consider European high yield.  


  • Deutsche Bank

    Deutsche Bank


    Corporate trust is a market leading provider of trustee and agency services to the capital markets, with a focus on conventional and structured debt, project finance and specialised services, such as business escrows and document custody. Our offering also includes exchange and restructuring services, syndicated loan agency and the establishment, management and ongoing administration of special purpose vehicles and asset holding companies. With over 100 years experience and offices around the world providing corporate trust services, we remain committed to innovation and continue to invest in market-leading technology and resources. 

  • DLA Piper

    DLA Piper


    DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. 

    We strive to be the leading global business law firm by consistently delivering quality and value to our clients, through practical and innovative legal solutions. 

    We have one of the largest international finance practices and give our clients full-service support - including at all stages of high yield/leveraged finance transactions and throughout bond lifecycles, worldwide.


  • Fitch Ratings

    Fitch Ratings


    Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise.

    Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, Fitch Solutions, Fitch Learning, and BMI Research. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is majority owned by Hearst.

    For additional information, please visit fitchratings.com.

  • Freshfields



    Freshfields has one of the most well-respected and experienced European high yield teams. We advise private equity sponsors, companies, investment banks and alternative capital providers across all high yield and leveraged loan products. We provide top-tier ‘one-stop shop’ New York law high yield, English law bank finance and local jurisdiction financing expertise across 27 jurisdictions

    The Legal 500 has rated Freshfields as one of the top high yield firms, citing feedback calling us ‘a truly excellent team'.

    For more information please click here

  • ING



    ING Wholesale Banking (WB) meets all banking needs of large corporations, multinationals and financial institutions. We are a truly international team of more than 15,000 banking professionals with local knowledge and a presence in 40 countries.

    In addition to basic banking services like lending, payments and cash management and treasury, we provide tailored banking solutions in areas including corporate and structured finance, leasing, and equity and debt capital markets.

    In short, we can finance your growth, manage your day-to-day banking needs and provide you with a full range of banking solutions to help you achieve your business goals.


  • Merrill Corporation

    Merrill Corporation


    Merrill Corporation provides technology-enabled platforms for secure content sharing, regulated communications and disclosure services. Clients trust Merrill’s innovative applications and deep subject expertise to successfully navigate the secure sharing of their most sensitive content, perfect and distribute critical financial and regulatory disclosures, and create customised communications across stakeholders. With more than 3,800 people in 41 locations worldwide, clients turn to Merrill when their need to manage complex content intersects with the need to collaborate securely around the globe.

  • Societe Generale’s

    Societe Generale’s


    At the core of Societe Generale’s universal banking business model, the Corporate & Investment Bank is a well-diversified & leading player with nearly 12 000 professionals present in more than 34 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. 

    Standing by its clients across sectors, the Corporate & Investment Bank tailors solutions for them by capitalising on its worldwide expertise in investment banking, global finance, and global markets.

    • For Corporates, Financial Institutions & Public Sector: providing a global advisory approach, as well  as capital raising solutions, optimised financing & expert risk management solutions (foreign exchange & rates).
    • For Investors: offering reliable investment opportunities & risk management solutions through its integrated global markets platform (equity, rates, credit, currencies, commodities)
  • S&P Global Ratings

    S&P Global Ratings


    S&P Global Ratings is the world’s leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.

    S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit www.spglobal.com/ratings.

  • US Bank

    US Bank


    US Bank provides high quality administration, trustee and agency services for all debt and credit transactions; providing flexible solutions for issuers, borrowers, investment managers and investors. Our array of services includes, indenture trustee, note trustee, security trustee, facility & security agent, escrow agent, paying agent, account bank, cash manager, collateral administrator, custodian, calculation agent, registrar and depositary.  We have expertise across a wide variety of asset classes, industries and geographies and over 120 staff in Europe. Rated A1+/AA-, our balance sheet is $422 billion in assets and we are currently ranked as the 5th largest commercial bank in the US. 

  • White & Case

    White & Case


    White & Case LLP is a leading global law firm with 37 offices in 26 countries world-wide.  Our on the ground experience, our cross border integration and our depth of local, US and English-qualified lawyers help our clients work with confidence in any one market or across many. In the high yield space in particular, we have a reputation for being one of the best and the most diverse US and European practices providing a “one-stop shop” solution in cross border transactions representing issuers, underwriters and sponsors. 

Media partners

  • Best Execution

    Best Execution

    Best Execution – where the buyside and sellside meet.

    Best Execution reviews the isNew Linksues that impact the achievement of best execution in the global securities markets throughout the trading lifecycle (from pre-trade to trade execution to post-trade). Increasingly driven by regulation we report on the seismic shifts that are occurring in capital markets across asset classes, with a key focus on the cutting-edge technology solutions and services that are needed to meet these change

  • Debtwire


    Debtwire is the only intelligence service that reports on corporate debt situations before credit ratings are downgraded. It offers unique insights, brings together relevant news from around the world and provides in-depth credit analysis, debt data, and credit analytics for the distressed debt and leveraged finance markets. 

  • ICMA


    ICMA is the only trade association to grow up alongside the development of the cross-border capital markets. Not linked to any one national market, ICMA has promoted the development of efficient global capital markets for close to 50 years. ICMA’s code of industry-driven rules and recommendations is followed by its members and sets the recognised standard for best practice in the primary, secondary and repo markets for international fixed income and related instruments.

    ICMA represents the interests of some 500 in approximately countries including: 

    • issuers: both financial and corporate, SSAs, central banks,  DMOs/Treasuries 
    • intermediaries: banks and brokers of all size
    • investors: from the asset and fund managers, insurance and reinsurance investors, private banks, hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds 
    • law firms, stock exchanges and trading platforms, clearing and depositaries, infrastructure providers, credit rating agencies
  • Xtract Research

    Xtract Research

    Xtract Research is a fixed income research and data provider focused on covenant oriented research for syndicated loans, high yield and convertible bonds. Xtract Research is the only global provider of covenant analysis with services covering Europe, US, Latin America and Asia. Our team of experienced finance lawyers review offering memoranda and credit agreements to prepare in-depth covenant research reports, enabling you to gain complete insight on a covenant package and quickly highlight any potential issues.