12th Annual European High Yield Conference | afme

12th Annual European High Yield Conference

17 Oct 2017 etc venues St. Paul's, London

Partners

Thank you to our partners.

Lead Partner

  • Allen & Overy
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    Allen & Overy

    Lead Partner

    Allen & Overy is one of the world’s leading international legal practices.  Our full-service capabilities are delivered by approximately 5,400 people, including some 554 partners across 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 2016 and was also ranked 2nd across the five year period 2012-2016.  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

  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
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    Shearman & Sterling LLP

    Partner

    Our Capital Markets lawyers have participated in some of the most high-profile, innovative and complex cross-border transactions in Europe for over 40 years. With a diverse client base, we regularly advise, and work with, investment banks, corporates and private equity groups globally. We have in-depth experience advising them on inaugural and repeat high yield issuances, English-law and New York-law governed leveraged bank and bond financings, initial public offerings, private equity exits, investment grade offerings, Yankee bonds, capital increases, privatisations and restructurings. With highly ranked practices in all the major legal directories and league tables for high yield, debt and equity, we are considered product and industry specialists and place great emphasis in helping our client's achieve their business goals – this is at the forefront of everything we do.

Partners

  • AdvantageData
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    AdvantageData

    Partner

    Founded in 1997, AdvantageData is a leading provider of credit and credit derivative pricing, descriptive, financial and analytical information.

    Via the powerful AdvantageData workstation, sell and buy-side fixed-income analysts, traders, portfolio managers and risk management professionals gain access to a comprehensive global fixed-income platform. 

    The AdvantageData feeds services are likewise utilized by banks, brokers, mutual funds, hedge funds, asset managers and insurance companies for end of day valuation, research, and compliance functions. 

  • Ashurst
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    Ashurst

    Partner

    Ashurst is a leading international law firm with more than 1600 lawyers, spanning 25 offices in 15 countries. Ashurst's global footprint and world-class capabilities enables us to offer integrated multi-jurisdictional solutions to match our clients' business goals across Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, Australia and North America. With our technical expertise, local knowledge and international network, we deliver a seamless "one-stop-shop" experience. ‎As a result of our global presence, we are attuned to the latest finance deal techniques and market dynamics and apply this insight to develop innovative solutions for our clients. Our award-winning High Yield group works closely with our leveraged finance, debt capital markets, restructuring and private equity teams to provide sophisticated funding solutions for our investment banking, private equity and corporate clients.

  • BBVA
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    BBVA

    Partner

    BBVA is global financial group with a diversified business providing financial services in 35 countries to 70 million customers. It is a leading bank in the Spanish market and it is the biggest financial institution in Mexico. BBVA also has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt region in the U.S. It also has a significant presence in Turkey through strategic investments in Garanti Bank.

  • Citi
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    Citi

    Partner

    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 Steen & Hamilton
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    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

    Partner

    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.

  • Clifford Chance
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    Clifford Chance

    Partner

    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. 

  • Covenant Review
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    Covenant Review

    Partner

    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 facilitates reduced risk exposure, alpha generation, and cost savings, and is used by institutional investors worldwide to provide perspectives on creditors' rights through the eyes of experienced lawyers.

  • CreditSights
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    CreditSights

    Partner

    CreditSights is the global leader in independent credit research, offering full-spectrum research covering High Yield, Investment Grade and Emerging Markets. European High Yield coverage alone includes 250 issuers that make up over 80% of the high yield index, from distressed to rising stars, including sub-financials, corporate hybrids and emerging markets issuers.  

    The CreditSights team of over 85 analysts has strong industry expertise with an in-depth understanding of each sector’s operating environment (regulations, customers and suppliers) from looking at both IG and HY, including fallen angels and rising stars.  We have over 25 analysts covering Euro HY credits, with average experience of over 10 years.

    We provide consistent coverage and maintain analysis from new issues to restructurings.  Clients have access to 17 years of research archives that include hundreds of issuers.  We provide bottom-up fundamental analysis, as well as relative value with recommendations on names and securities across ratings, sectors and the capital structure.  Our strategy team also looks across asset classes, regions and the risk spectrum, to provide a context in which to consider European high yield.

  • Deutsche Bank
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    Deutsche Bank

    Partner

    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
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    DLA Piper

    Partner

    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
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    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.

  • ING
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    ING

    Partner

    ING Wholesale Banking (WB) meets all banking needs of large corporations, multinationals and financial institutions. With a history that stretches back some 200 years, we have made a name for ourselves by helping clients build successful businesses. We do this by ensuring we understand their unique needs, by being a trusted advisor to them for the long term and by proactively creating innovative solutions and executing them flawlessly.

    We are a truly international team of more than 11,000 banking professionals with local knowledge and a presence in 40 countries.

    www.ingwb.com

  • Latham & Watkins
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    Latham & Watkins

    Partner

    Latham’s lawyers have been on the cutting edge of the leveraged finance markets for more than three decades. Today, the firm provides innovative and creative advice on high yield products to clients in virtually every industry.

    Clients rely on our ongoing leadership, which is reflected in Latham consistently collecting multiple first-place rankings in European high yield league tables. During the past two years, our team has acted as counsel on more than 160 European high yield transactions that have closed, with an aggregate deal value of over US$120 billion.

  • Luxembourg Stock Exchange
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    Luxembourg Stock Exchange

    Partner

    The Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) is the gateway to access international investors. With 36,000 listed securities, including some 26,000 bonds, from 3,000 issuers in 100 countries, LuxSE is the world’s number one exchange for the listing of international securities and offers a unique full service throughout listing, trading and reporting. LuxSE operates two markets: an EU regulated market (“Bourse de Luxembourg”) and an exchange-regulated market (“Euro MTF”). All securities are tradable on Euronext’s UTP platform.

     

  • McGuireWoods London LLP
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    McGuireWoods London LLP

    Partner

    McGuireWoods is one of the top 5 U.S. law firms in syndicated finance by volume of credit exposure and number of deals.  In each of the  last 3 years, our pre-eminent finance practice has advised all types of lenders across the capital structure and credit spectrum on financings which exceed USD 100 billion.  We are a full service law firm with over 1000 lawyers in 23 offices around the world, and we have represented lenders in negotiations with almost all of the top private equity sponsors. 

    Very few firms can match our considerable knowledge of both U.S. and UK leveraged finance markets.  We regularly advise on high-profile, innovative and ground-breaking, European and U.S. leveraged financings, whilst providing a genuine top quality, partner-led service.

  • Merrill Corporation
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    Merrill Corporation

    Merrill Corporation provides technology-enabled platforms and workflow solutions supporting secure content collaboration and multi-channel fulfilment for capital markets transactions, compliance and regulated communications and marketing. Clients trust Merrill’s premium service delivery, innovative cloud-based 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 customized communications across stakeholders. With more than 3,800 people in 47 locations worldwide, clients turn to Merrill when their need to manage complex content intersects with the need to collaborate securely around the globe.

    https://www.merrillcorp.com/

  • Reorg Research
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    Reorg Research

    Partner

    Reorg Research has quickly grown to become an industry-leading provider of real-time commentary, news and analysis on the distressed debt, event-driven and leveraged finance markets. Our mission is to provide independent, insightful and timely market intelligence and analysis to our subscribers so they can make better business and investment decisions.

    Our team is comprised of former lawyers, investment bankers and buy-side analysts, and, alongside our journalists, we leverage our proprietary technology to provide a comprehensive view of situations across developed and emerging markets. Our subscribers include hedge funds, law firms, investment managers, investment banks, and restructuring advisors across the U.S. and Europe.

  • Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking
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    Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking

    Partner

    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)

  • TISE
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    TISE

    Partner

    The International Stock Exchange (TISE) provides a responsive and innovative listing and trading facility for international companies, such as issuers of high yield bonds.

    TISE offers a convenient and cost-effective regulated marketplace from within the European time zone but outside the EU. This is proving an extremely attractive environment for a growing number of high yield issuers, including globally recognisable companies.

    In total, TISE is home to more than 2,000 listed securities with a total value in excess of £300 billion.

    www.tisegroup.com

  • US Bank
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    US Bank

    Partner

    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 $450billion in assets and we are currently ranked as the 5th largest commercial bank in the US.

  • Walkers
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    Walkers

    Partner


    Walkers

    Walkers is a leading international law firm, advising on the laws of Jersey, Guernsey, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Bermuda, and the British Virgin Islands. We are experienced in all types of offshore and cross-border transactions covering a broad range of sectors, with a particular focus on corporate and finance, investment funds, private equity, structured products, capital markets, trusts and litigation.

    Walkers Global listings Services

    Walkers offers listing sponsor expertise from a dedicated team with extensive experience providing listing advisory and administrative services in connection with listings on:

    • The International Stock Exchange (TISE) (formerly the Channel Islands Securities Exchange)
    • Irish Stock Exchange (ISE)
    • Cayman Islands Stock Exchange (CSX)

    Walkers is an active participant in the listing of High Yield Bonds, Eurobonds and all forms of specialist debt securities wherever the domicile of the issuer and whether or not engaged as issuer’s counsel.

     

  • White & Case LLP
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    White & Case LLP

    Partner

    White & Case LLP is a leading global law firm with 41 offices in 29 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
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    Best Execution

    Best Execution reviews the issues 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 changes.

  • Debtwire
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    Debtwire

    Advance news, data and analytics on debt situations.

    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. For more information, please visit www.debtwire.com.

  • GlobalCapital
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    GlobalCapital

    GlobalCapital is a leading news, opinion and data service for people and institutions using and working in the international capital markets. 2017 marks our 30th anniversary of covering new issues in primary markets. If you would like to explore all that GlobalCapital has to offer, take a free trial.

  • IFLR
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    IFLR

    International Financial Law Review (IFLR) is the market-leading financial law publication for lawyers specialising in international finance at major banks, investment institutions and securities firms, lawyers from international law firms, and senior banking executives.

    IFLR's mission has been to provide professionals in the financial services industry with focused, practical and digestible reports on matters affecting international finance.

    Visit www.IFLR.com for more information.

  • The DESK
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    The DESK

    The DESK provides buy-side traders with precise detail on the macro-drivers, events and plans that are shaping liquidity and price discovery in fixed income markets. Published quarterly, The DESK delivers facts from the frontline of trading, opinion on the potential of new initiatives and support for fixed income desks across investment firms. Talking about bonds starts at The DESK.