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The Euromoney/ECBC North America Covered Bond Forum

19 April 2018
Vancouver, Canada


There is no better way to network with your key clients whilst providing a host of interesting panels and lively workshops to keep them informed on the latest market trends. Euromoney conferences provide an unparalleled opportunity for you to reach and remain at the forefront of your market.

To find out how you could benefit from sponsoring a Euromoney Conference please contact us on +44 (0) 20 7779 8488.



Lead Sponsor

Bank of Montreal
Morrison & Foerster LLP
RBC Capital Markets
The Toronto - Dominion Bank, TD Securities


CIBC Capital Markets
Desjardins Securities
National Bank Financial


Tao Solutions

Supporting Organisation


Media Partners

Global Capital

Event Overview

On the occasion of the European Covered Bond Council’s first ever Plenary meeting outside Europe, Euromoney Conferences and the ECBC will jointly host a North America Covered Bond Forum on Thursday 19 April 2018.

This event will discuss the prospects for a resurgence in US $ denominated issuance, the future development of the Canadian market both domestically and off-shore and the implications of the globalisation of the asset class on issuance prospects. 
US $ covered bonds – back again
Who are the investors? And where has the investor base got room to grow?
What drives relative value for US $ investors and how does this differ from Europe?
The covered bond directive: an update
Canadian covered bonds - the challenges of maturity
Will the market expand into the regional and smaller mortgage players or continue to be dominated by big banks?
Developing the domestic investor base, prudential treatment of covered bonds, secondary liquidity and other ways to enhance the domestic bid
Rethinking encumbrance limits in the light of the lessons learnt in the market’s early years
A global product: the implications of Basle recognition of covered bonds
What does the Basle committee understand by covered bonds? Who is in, who is out?
Implications for prudential treatment of covered bonds by non-European investors
What are the implications for global issuance?
Where next? Global opportunities for covered bond investors
The growth of emerging markets covered bonds – different risks, different returns
What can covered bonds do for systemic stability in emerging markets?
$ or €? Traditional emerging markets investors or traditional covered bond investors?
Thinking about optimal national allocations in a diversified covered bond portfolio
These topics and others will be discussed by members of the ECBC including issuers, rating agencies and law firms along with the key US and Canadian investors in covered bonds and regulators from Canada and abroad.
Save the dates in your diary now for the Euromoney and ECBC events in Vancouver next April.
For more details on the sponsorship opportunities available for the event, please contact Andrew Lennon on +44 20 7779 8043 / alennon@euromoneyplc.com. For speaking opportunities, please contact Camilla Baines on camilla.baines@euromoneyplc.com. 


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Niek Allon

European Covered Bond Council (ECBC)

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Alex Anderson

Head of US Fixed Income Syndicated, Debt Capital Markets
TD Securities

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Emma Kearney

Euromoney Conferences

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Richard Kemmish

Editorial Consultant
Euromoney Conferences

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Michael J Lay

Managing Director

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Andreea Moraru

Associate Director - Senior Banker
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

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Frank Nieresel

Senior Portfolio Manager
Swiss Life Asset Managers

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Rafael Scholz

Head Of Treasury
Muenchener Hypothekenbank eG

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Kris Somers

Vice President and Research Analyst, Financial Services
BMO Capital Markets

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Bill Thornhill

The Cover

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Anthony Tobin

Managing Director, European Head of DCM Syndicate and Frequent Borrower Origination
RBC Capital Markets

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ECBC Plenary Meeting

The 27th ECBC Plenary meeting will take place in Vancouver, Canada on 18 April 2018, the day before the Euromoney/ECBC North America Covered Bond Forum also in Vancouver. 
The ECBC Plenary meetings are key covered bond bi-annual networking events. They gather more than 300 participants including key decision makers from the covered bond industry, issuers, investors, government & regulatory officials at both national and EU level, rating agencies, journalists, etc. from over 35 covered bond jurisdictions.

Please visit the ECBC’s webpage for the latest details - https://hypo.org/ecbc/event/ecbc-plenary-meeting-vancouver-canada/ 

Please note that this event is only open to ECBC members and guests invited by the EMF-ECBC Secretariat.

Covered Bonds 101

Unsure what a covered bond is? Not to worry because over the next 5 weeks Richard Kemmish, Editorial Consultant at Euromoney Conferences will delve into the nitty gritty details of the covered bond market over 10 serialised blog posts. Read the latest post now: 

Part 1: What isn't a covered bond? "It’s ok. You’ve got an excuse for not knowing much about a $3.2 trillion housing finance market – its all European issuers selling euro denominated bonds to European investors, right? Half right..." Read more here...

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