The 12th annual IFLR European Capital Markets Forum returned to London on April 15, 2015 at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel.
With 12 years' experience in providing world-class speakers and high-level discussions, the Forum continues to be the largest meeting of in-house and corporate counsel in the IFLR event calendar with an average of over 290+ registrants confirming their attendance this year.
Delegates benefitted from a keen focus on the most recent activity happening in European capital markets - from an increase in IPOs which have kept the markets busy, to a slew of new hybrid products structured and regulatory capital deals which peaked before October 2014’s stress testing.
2014 has also been a challenge for banks, with a heavy reliance on Russian issuance. With that market closed, it has often been a batte to win new business in emerging markets, and delegates had the opportunity to analyse key trends in listings, deals and structured bonds products to make up for the lack of Russian issuance.
Attendees also discussed the significant impact of key regulations creating a looming uncertainty – PD III and Mifid II were the largest matters of debate.
All of these topics and more were led by leading general counsel and capital markets professionals in an interactive panel format designed to engage delegates with their peers and the expert speaker panels and to offer all attendees an opportunity to share their insights and gain solid experience on a range of subjects.
A high-level focus on key topics facing capital markets in 2015 enabled delegates to:
- Gain insights on how to structure new hybrid products
- Analyse how the Basel Committee is revising the securitisation framework
- Discover why call provisions are likely to be a high yield battleground in 2015
- Debate what Europe's Banking Union should look like in roundtable discussions
- Get an international view on key emerging markets including Turkey, Egypt, Middle East and Kazakhstan