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ICMA Conference: Corporate Bond Market Liquidity
Date and Venue

9 March 2017
Time: 12.00-14.30

McCann FitzGerald
Riverside One, Sir John Rogerson's Quay
Dublin 2, D02 X576

Event Overview

ICMA members and other interested financial market participants were invited to attend a lunchtime event in Dublin on Thursday, 9th March 2017, at the Offices of McCann FitzGerald solicitors. This event looked at the changes taking place in the European corporate bond market.

Corporate bond markets play a key role in facilitating economic growth, productivity, and employment, however they are currently experiencing a period of transformation, driven by new regulation, extraordinary monetary policy and technical innovation.  

Andy Hill presented on ICMA’s second study into the state and evolution of the European investment grade corporate bond secondary market.

A panel of local and international market experts looked at how business models and market architecture are changing to meet the challenges of providing liquidity in this new and rapidly changing environment.

12.00 Registration and Lunch

Welcome remarks
Martin Scheck, Chief Executive, ICMA
12.45 Panel discussion: The changing the landscape for bank debt issuance
Redmond O’Leary, Head of Wholesale Funding, Bank of Ireland
Roy Parker, Partner, McCann Fitzgerald
Mark Whelan, AIB
13.30 Presentation: Corporate bond market liquidity
Andy Hill, Senior Director, ICMA
13.50 Panel discussion: Corporate bond market liquidity and the evolving market landscape
Andy Hill, Senior Director, ICMA
Michael Paterson, Head of Trading, Mediolanum Asset Management
Richard Casey, Senior Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income at Pioneer Investments
14.30 Event Close
Please note that this programme is subject to change.