Event name

The Euromoney International Schuldschein Forum 2018

14 March 2018
Frankfurt, Germany

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Co Sponsor

Linklaters LLP

Associate Sponsors

BayernLB
BNP Paribas S.A. Niederlassung Deutschland
CMS
DZ Bank
Helaba
ING
Landesbank Baden-Württemberg
Norddeutsche Landesbank - Girozentrale

Media Partners

AIMA
Euromoney
Global Capital

Event Overview

Schuldschein: a victim of its own success?

140 delegates from across the Schuldschein market met in Frankfurt in March to take part in Euromoney Conference’s most successful Schuldschein event to date.

Speaking to a packed hall in the Grand Hotel, Neil Weiand, partner at Linklaters, opened the event. He detailed the most recent developments in the industry, not least the astonishing growth in international popularity of this once obscure German debt financing instrument. Last year there were was around €30bn worth of Schuldschein issuance across 170 deals, he told delegates. Up from $26bn across 130 deals in 2016. 

Optimism for this burgeoning market infused the event. But it was also tinged with concern. The recent debacles over Carillion and Steinhoff gave delegates pause for thought, as did questions over its future competitiveness as compared to private placements, bonds and loans. The question was asked: has the Schuldschein market overstretched itself? It was a common theme for the day’s numerous panels, interviews and workshops.

As were questions over the viability of a secondary market and whether the sector’s thin documentation needed to be beefed up in light of its growing popularity with global issuers and investors. The impact of central bank normalisation and rising rates also dominated talk, as did the question of whether ratings were appropriate in this market, and what impact Fintech could have on a sector dominated by face-to-face relationships?  We also had a session dedicated to green issuance.

Some of Schuldschein industry’s leading figures – issuers, bankers, legal experts and investors – were guests on our panels, keynote speakers, attended our workshops or debated issues on our target tables.

Euromoney would like to thank all of our sponsors, speakers and attendees for making the event such a great success.

We looking forward to seeing everyone again next year for the 2019 instalment of the Forum.

 

Speakers

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Keynote Speaker

Neil George Weiand

Partner
Linklaters LLP

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Manuel Adamini

Head of Investor Engagement
Climate Bonds Initiative

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Hans Biemans

Head Of Sustainable Markets
ING

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Tilo Brauer

Portfolio Manager
Lebensversicherung von 1871 a.G. Muenchen

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Gerald Buresch

Head Of Schuldschein
Kreissparkasse Ludwigsburg

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Charlie Corbett

Editorial Director
Euromoney Conferences

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Ruben Daemen

Head Of Capital Markets & Investor Relations
EEW Energy from Waste GmbH

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Oliver Dreher

Partner, Head of Debt Capital Markets
CMS

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Hassan Farhadi

Senior Director, Institutional Sales Division; Head of International Schuldschein Sales
HELABA

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Toby Fildes

Managing Editor
GlobalCapital

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Steve Grobet

Investor Relations Director, Member of the Executive Committee
Orpea

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Raoul Hessling

Schuldschein Specialist
BNP Paribas

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Ricardo Hirsch

Senior Project Manager
Nord/LB

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Paul Kuhn

Head of Dcm Origination
BayernLB

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Dr. Michael Lamla

Head of Corporate Banking
Agricultural Bank of China

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Fabian Lander

Head Of Corporate Finance & Sustainability
Volkswagen Immobilien GmbH

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Andrew Lennon

Director Capital Markets
Euromoney Conferences

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Klaus Pahle

Head Schuldschein Desk
ING Wholesale Banking

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Csaba Pasztor

Deputy Head
International Investment Bank

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Christian Storck

Partner, Global co-head of innovation
Linklaters

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Bettina Streiter

Head of Corporate Origination
DZ BANK AG

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Benjamin Walter

Vice President, Infrastructure Debt
Allianz Global Investors

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Felix Warmuth

Head of Treasury
RHI AG

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Zsofia Zseger

Head Of Group Funding
MOL Group

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What are Schuldscheine an alternative to?

22 February 2018 | Richard Kemmish

The recent growth of the schuldscheine market is not a reflection of anything inherent to the market itself but a reflection of the extraordinary things that are going on in the markets that are adjacent to it. Several articles recently have questioned the future direction of the market – has it stopped being German in anything but name? Is it in credit-denial? Are participants undergoing behavioural changes (no more Mr Nice Guy)?