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European NPLs Conference

Connecting the dots

22 May 2018 BNP Paribas Fortis, Brussels




Registration and refreshments


Opening remarks and introduction
Gary Simmons, Managing Director, High Yield and Prime Services, AFME


Panel discussion: The NPL action plan – stock take and next steps

  • The European Council’s NPL action plan: progress so far
  • The Commission’s NPL package: overview of initiatives for a deeper NPL market
  • Next steps 

Moderator: Michael Lever, Head of Prudential Regulation, AFME 

Inês Drumond, Deputy Head of the Financial Stability Department and Co-Chair, Workstream on Macroprudential Approaches to NPL, Banco de Portugal and European Systemic Risk Board
Peter Grasmann, Acting Director, DG FISMA and Head of Unit, European Commission
Dr Edward J. O’Brien, Adviser, European Central Bank
Meri Rimmanen, Head of Reporting, Loans Management and Transparency Unit, European Banking Authority


Networking break


Panel discussion: NPL sales – banks and investors roundtable

  • Existing opportunities: who is buying, who is selling and what is left to purchase?
  • What makes an NPL sale successful
  • Loan sales vs internal restructure: why sell an NPL portfolio?
  • Overcoming market impediments (legal, regulatory and structural)
  • Impact of regulation and IFRS9 on NPL sales
  • How to finance an NPL sale?
  • Securitising NPLs

Moderator: Corrado Angelelli, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

José Breña, Head of Group Distressed Asset Solutions, UniCredit
Sandra Hack, Head of Workout and Recovery Management EMEA, Deutsche Bank
Paula León Arias, Director, Retail Institutional Investments, SAREB
Massimo Massimilla, Head of NPL Strategy, Algebris Investments
Jonathan Trup, Managing Director, Global Capital Markets, Morgan Stanley


Panel discussion: Provisioning the future – supervisory expectations, prudential backstops and strategic management of NPLs

  • ECB and EBA guidelines: How to adapt NPL strategies to changes in the regulatory landscape
  • Pillar 1 and 2 prudential backstops
  • Implications of IFRS9 to NPL management strategies

Moderator: Will Newton, Head of Strategic Advisory, Portfolio Lead Advisory Services, Deloitte

Anne Froehling, Coordinator NPL Task Force, European Central Bank
Biagio Giacalone, Head of Active Credit Portfolio Steering, Intesa Sanpaolo
Sebastijan Hrovatin, Deputy Head of Unit D1 - Bank Regulation and Supervision, ‎DG FISMA, European Commission
Rim Tehraoui, Head of RISK Anticipation, BNP Paribas



Networking lunch


Panel discussion: Insolvency reform and NPLs – convergence of EU legal frameworks?

  • The contribution of insolvency frameworks to NPL management and sales
  • Progress in the Commission’s proposal for insolvency reform
  • Challenges of insolvency frameworks harmonisation
  • Benchmarking exercise of insolvency frameworks
  • Proposals for an accelerated loan security and consistency with insolvency frameworks

Moderator: Pablo Portugal, Director, Public Policy and Advocacy, AFME

David Ampaw, Partner, DLA Piper UK
Carlos Ara Triadú, Senior Associate, Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira
Ondřej Vondráček, ‎Legal and Policy Officer, ‎European Commission
Andrew Wilkinson, Partner, Law Firm, Weil, Gotshal & Manges


Panel discussion: Latest trends in the servicing industry

  • Recent trends
  • Market consolidation and M&A activity
  • Regulatory challenges

Moderator: Alessia Pirolo, Head of NPL Coverage, Debtwire

Matthew Doerner, Director of Debt Purchase, Sweden, Lowell
Francesco Guarneri, CEO, Guber Banca
Richard Spooner, Managing Director, Situs
Tom McAleese, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal
Karel Smerak, Director Transactions CEE, EOS Holding


Networking break


Panel discussion: Managing NPL data

  • Balancing investors requirements and data availability
  • Reporting and public disclosure of non-performing exposures
  • Regulatory impediments and challenges of disclosing sensitive information
  • EBA templates
  • NPL infrastructure platform

Moderator: Timur Peters, Managing Director, Debitos

Eric Cloutier, Managing Director, KPMG
Maria Divid, Assistant Vice President, Analyst, Structured Finance Group, Moody's Investors Service
Christian Thun, Chief Executive Officer, European DataWarehouse
Meri Rimmanen, Head of Reporting, Loans Management and Transparency Unit, European Banking Authority


Closing remarks
Tanguy van de Werve, Managing Director, Advocacy, Head of Brussels Office, AFME


Networking drinks reception