6th Annual Covered Bonds Market Conference | afme

6th Annual Covered Bonds Market Conference

Covered Bonds - Building Capital Markets Union

29 Nov 2018 Meliá Berlin


Thank you to our partners.


  • Natixis


    Natixis is the international corporate and investment banking, asset management, insurance and financial services arm of Groupe BPCE, the 2nd-largest banking group in France with 31.2 million clients spread over two retail banking networks, Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne.

    With more than 17,000 employees, Natixis has a number of areas of expertise that are organized into four main business lines: Asset & Wealth Management, Corporate & Investment Banking, Insurance and Specialized Financial Services.

    A global player, Natixis has its own client base of companies, financial institutions and institutional investors as well as the client base of individuals, professionals and small and medium-size businesses of Groupe BPCE’s banking networks.

    Listed on the Paris stock exchange, it has a solid financial base with a CET1 capital under Basel 3(1) of €12.9 billion, a Basel 3 CET1 Ratio (1) of 11.5 % and quality long-term ratings (Standard & Poor’s: A / Moody’s: A2 / Fitch Ratings: A).

    (1) Based on CRR-CRD4 rules as reported on June 26, 2013, including the Danish compromise - without phase-in except for DTAs on tax-loss carryforwards following ECB regulation 2016/445.Figures as at September 30, 2017



    With a history dating back over two centuries, NORD/LB is one of Germany‘s top banking groups in terms of diversified access to funding sources and  a flourishing domestic capital markets franchise.

    Combining general retail and specialist wholesale focus into a successful business model for the German Landesbank sector, NORD/LB is honoured to have helped a growing share of premier covered bond issuers worldwide to deepen their distribution in the largest fixed income investment market of the European continent.


  • S&P Global Ratings

    S&P Global Ratings

    S&P Global Ratings, a division of S&P Global Inc. (NYSE: SPGI), is a leading provider of credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. With more than 1.1 million credit ratings outstanding, approximately 1,400 credit analysts and a presence in 28 countries, we offer a unique combination of global coverage and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.

    Learn more at www.spglobal.com/ratings

Media partners

  • Absolut Research

    Absolut Research

    Absolut Research GmbH was founded in 2000 to publish innovative research and specialized expertise targeted at the daily asset allocation decision making of German speaking institutional investors.

    Our different publications – from our flagship magazine Absolut|report and asset class performance analyses down to product-level research – offer independent and neutral information to react to the long-term challenges of capital markets. This includes accommodating the growing institutional demand for sustainable and ESG investing. Our magazine Absolut|impact was launched in 2016 and is the first dedicated sustainability publication directed at the institutional community.

  • Best Execution

    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.


  • Börsen-Zeitung


    The Börsen-Zeitung compiles facts and researches background information to give you a daily information edge. The Börsen-Zeitung covers banking and finance, capital markets, companies and sectors as well as economy and policy.

    Financial experts need reliable market data and up-to-date interpretations. From Tuesday to Saturday, the Börsen-Zeitung provides an overview of market activity, with related analyses and commentaries. Sound background reports and detailed analyses make the Börsen-Zeitung an important decision-making tool for the financial markets.

    The Börsen-Zeitung also offers a comprehensive price and chart section, as well as a securities database and, on www.boersen-zeitung.de, an internet version of the full text with various added features like an archive for individual article research.

  • GlobalCapital


    GlobalCapital’s covered bond service is the foremost source of news, comment, data and information for individuals and institutions working in the covered bond market.

  • TheDESK


    We need to talk about bonds. Liquidity has been sucked out of the credit markets by regulation. It can only be replaced by a structural change in the secondary market, or a change to the issuance model in the primary market. Neither is happening right now. Fixed income trading costs are opaque at best, so achieving best execution in the bond market seems an impossible task. Wedded to illiquidity, a lack of price transparency could threaten to impact issuers.

    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.