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Event Date Wed Jan 16 CET (almost 3 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Wed Jan 16 2:00am - Wed Jan 16 11:00am
Location Vienna, Austria
Region EMEA

A roundtable discussion for issuers, investors and policymakers

The covered bond market in central and eastern Europe has traditionally been far less developed than that in western Europe. But recent events seem set to change this. Several countries in the region are now in the process of developing legal frameworks, some in order to help their banking system access funding independent from foreign parents, some to help develop the local currency capital markets and some to attract foreign investment.

At the same time, the European Parliament is expected to pass the first ever covered bond directive in early 2019. For countries with covered bond laws this will necessitate changes, which could also provide an ‘upgrade’ opportunity. For EU member states without laws, this will increase the potential benefits from a regime. And for non-EEA member states the possibility of mutual recognition of covered bond regimes could open the door to the vast western European investor base.

At this exclusive and fully interactive briefing, issuers, investors and policymakers will review the developments in the CEE region, the implications of the covered bond directive and the key policy considerations that are necessary when developing a framework.

*New format for 2019*: Limited to approximately 50 senior level attendees, this exclusive briefing will be fully interactive for all participants. Each roundtable session will feature 3 or 4 expert speakers and will be chaired by a Euromoney moderator who will lead the discussion as well as encouraging all attendees around the table to join in the debates, to ask questions and to share their own views.


2019 Speakers:

Ruth Beddows
Director, GlobalCapital

Luca Bertalot
Secretary General, EMF-ECBC

Max Ehrengren
Head of Treasury and ALM, Luminor

Kaarel Eller
Head of Legal Department, Estonian Ministry of Finance

Gergely Fabian
Executive Director, Central Bank of Hungary

Bojan Fras
Vice Governor, Croatian National Bank

Katarzyna Kapeller
Head of Funding, Raiffeisen Bank International

Richard Kemmish
Editorial Consultant, Euromoney Conferences

Richard Kosecky
Head of Balance Sheet Management, Slovenska sporitelna, a.s.

Jana Kovalcikova
Policy Expert, European Banking Authority

Jacek Kubas
Principal, EBRD

Andre Kuusvek
Director, Local Currency and Capital Markets Development, EBRD

Jane Soldera
Vice President, Moody's Investors Service

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Sponsors


• European Bank