First launched in 2009, as European corporations have become more active in the capital markets, the Forum has become the key annual meeting place for over 200 leading corporate treasurers, investors and financial intermediaries across Europe. Leading issuers including BP, BMW, EADS, ENEL, Linde, National Grid, Shell, Siemens, Statoil, Telefonica and many more attend the event each year.
We are delighted to announce that Rene Hooft Graafland, Chief Financial Officer of Heineken, will deliver a keynote address to open this years event to share his views on the environment for corporate finance for global companies based in Europe.
Topics for discussion this year will include:
. How do corporate financing needs change in a low growth, deflationary world?
. Syndicated loans; from cornerstone to niche? Or a temporary set-back?
. The re-emergence of M&A: has the boom from the first half of this year already burst?
. Regulation: What does Brussels want? And what is it getting?
. Which rules do corporate treasurers really need to understand? And why?
. The high yield market in a low yield environment. Have we gone too far? Can we cope with a rate hike?
. Are new investors still entering the high yield market or is this trend reversing?
. What do record global issuance volumes mean for corporate bond investors?
. How should investors optimally manage credit risk, duration and currency exposure in a corporate bond portfolio?
. What are the new alternative funding sources open to corporates, from Sukuk to Schuldschein? And what is the relative merit of each?
. Green bonds: economic drivers? Moral drivers? Or just a marketing gimmick?
. The growth of bond markets/the decline of loan markets: Why isn’t the market following the script?
. Loan spreads back to pre-crisis levels. Is that justified? Is it sustainable?
I am directly involved in investing or issuing on behalf of my institution and I apply for a free place: EUR 0
I am not eligible for a free place. I would like to purchase a delegate ticket: EUR 1599 + VAT
(NB: intermediary functions at non-sponsoring investment banks cannot attend, even by paying): EUR 1599
Speakers: Rene Hooft Graafland, Jonathan Atack, Louis Gargour, Arnold Gast, Peter Müller, Anni Mykkänen, Heike Rust, Erik Jan van Bergen
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