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Featured event

  • 3rd Annual Investors' Conference on CLOs and Leveraged Loans

    This year's program will feature extensive coverage on outlook for issuance in 2014, structural and legal considerations, relative value from a research analyst and investor perspective, the role of CLOs in commercial real estate finance, leveraged loan performance and analysis, ratings methodology for CLOs, and more. 

    • 22 - 23 April 2014
    • Marriot Marquis New York, NY

8th Annual China High Yield and Corporate Bond Forum

Date: 15-16 April 2014
Venue: Grand Hyatt, Shanghai, China
Organiser: Euromoney Seminars

With record volumes in 2013, the Asian bond market has experienced an exciting year. As Chinese issuers have been dominating the dollar issuance in 2013, will Chinese borrowers continue to access the offshore dollar market in light of the excessive credit boom and the volatile credit environment? Will new trends emerge in Chinese high yield issuance? And does the market have the capacity to absorb the needs of the ever expanding Chinese borrowing?

China High Yield and Corporate Bond Forum 2014

OTC Derivatives Reform

Date: 29-30 April, 2014
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Organiser: INFONEX

Keep up with complex demands of new OTC Derivatives Regulatory Reform

- Get an overview of the over-the-counter (OTC) derivative reforms and their implications for Canada. Hear the latest u[dates on the Final Volcker Rule and how Canadian banks are complying. Learn about the latest regulatory developments regarding swap execution (SEFs). Investigate possible aggregation models and issues around access and usage of trade repository data by authorities. Hear from regulators on most frequently raised comments and questions on new OTC derivatives reporting requirements. Get an in-depth understanding of the current clearing regulatory landscape to evaluate the impact of increasing clearing and trading costs on market place liquidity. Examine emerging risks in the future business environment to make your organization compliance-ready.

Advanced Derivatives: Application, Pricing, & Hedging 

Date: 4-8 May 2014
Venue: Dubai
Organiser: Euromoney Training

A five day course with extensive case studies covering:

  • Derivative Instruments and Markets
  • Forwards and Futures Markets
  • Interest Rate Forwards and Futures
  • Yield Curve Modelling Techniques
  • Interest Rate and Currency Swaps
  • Applications of Swaps in Managing and Trading Interest Rate Risk
  • Non-Linear Derivatives – Vanilla and Exotic Options
  • Option Pricing and Valuation
  • Option Risks and Risk Management
  • Interest Rate Options
  • More Advanced Interest Rate Models – Stochastic Term Structure Models
  • Mismatch Swaps and other more Complex Swap Structures
  • Structured Applications of Derivatives in Trading, Hedging and Structured Products
  • Overview of the Credit Derivatives Market – Trends and Developments
  • Credit Default Swaps; Operational Practices and Market Conventions
  • Credit Risk Modelling and Pricing of Credit Derivatives
  • Credit Portfolio Risk Management – Practical Applications of Credit Derivatives
  • Second Generation Credit Derivatives and Structured Credit Products

21st Annual Global Derivatives Trading & Risk Management 

Date: 12-15 May 2014
Venue: The Hotel Okura, Amsterdam
Organiser: ICBI

Global Derivatives Trading & Risk Management is the longest running and largest derivatives & risk management conference in the World. Established in 1994, the conference has built up a reputation as the one must-attend event in the industry.

Attended by over 450 senior practitioners every year, it is the only financial engineering conference to cover such a wealth of derivative asset classes including equity, volatility, interest rate, FX, credit, commodities, hybrid and inflation derivatives as well as securitisation and exchange traded products all under one roof.

Equity Structured Products

Date: 12-14 May, 2014
Venue: London
Organiser: Euromoney Training

The objective of this training course is for delegates to gain comprehensive exposure to and analysis of structured equity products. What fiscal, pricing and pay-off benefits can be gained from bundling and wrapping various equity risks into a structure? What types of derivatives, if any, are used in packaging each product? 

ICMA Annual General Meeting and Conference 2014

Date: 4-6 June, 2014
Venue: Intercontinental Berlin
Organiser: ICMA

The ICMA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Conference is a long established and internationally respected event for the global debt capital markets, bringing together the global financial community to discuss market and regulatory developments.  The 2014 AGM and Conference will be held in Berlin.

Over 800 international delegates attend, including senior representatives from ICMA member firms, banks, investors, asset managers, regulatory authorities, central banks and infrastructure providers, providing unrivalled opportunities for networking with fellow market participants.


Global ABS 2014 

Date: 10 - 12 June 2014
Venue: Barcelona International Convention Centre. Barcelona, Spain. 
Organiser: AFME/IMN

This year's new venue features ample meeting space, nearby client entertainment, and convenience as a major transportation hub.

Join us as we further engage with the regulatory community, participate in key policy and client networking discussions, and continue to focus on ways to rebuild the European securitization market for sound growth and performance in the future. In addition, the conference will explore and discuss other current issues concerning the state of the securitization market and the financial sector as a whole.

IDX International Derivatives Expo

Date: 10-11 June, 2014
Venue: The Brewery, London
Organiser: FIA

The Futures Industry Association and the Futures and Options Association are pleased to present the seventh International Derivatives Expo. Last year's event boasted more than 40 exhibits showcasing the latest in products and technology for the derivatives industry, plus 30+ sessions with high profile speakers, information-packed workshops, and endless networking opportunities.

The Global Borrowers & Investors Forum 2014

Date: 24 - 25 June, 2014
Venue: Hilton on Park Lane, London
Organiser: Euromoney Conferences

In June 2013, the majority of Forum participants expected to see more bailouts in the coming year. Will they be proved right? What will the landscape for debt capital markets look like by the time of the 2014 Forum as players seek to untangle the wider effects of central bank purchase unwinds? The next Global Borrowers & Investors Forum will take place on 24 and 25 June. Don't miss the annual event where the debt markets meet every June.

Options: Trading & Risk Management 

Date: 1-3 Sept 2014
Venue: London
Organiser: Euromoney Training

This three day workshop provides participants with a comprehensive and practical analysis of options – pricing, risk characteristics and risk management. The agenda also provides a practical focus on the varied applications of options in corporate exposure management, portfolio hedging and tactical asset allocation, trading and investment applications, and in the engineering of structured products.

The programme evaluates options from a number of different perspectives – from a trader or risk manager’s point of view, focusing on the dynamic risks of options and the implications for their management, as well as from a sales and end user perspective, to gain understanding of the many strategies in which options are used to efficiently manage risk or monetise specific views and expectations, or achieve specific objectives. 

Advanced Interest Rate Derivatives 

Date: 8-11 Sept 2014
Venue: Stockholm
Organiser: Euromoney Training

This is an advanced level programme that assumes that delegates will be familiar with basic concepts of derivatives and more specifically swaps markets. Whilst the programme agenda is not based upon detailed theoretical or mathematical approach does require basic mathematical fluency. This is your chance to learn about:

  • Pricing and valuation of advanced swap structures
  • Understanding theory and practice in swap pricing
  • Interest rate term structure modelling
  • Swap portfolio management
  • 2nd generation swaps and options
  • Interest rate linked structured products
  • Trading and risk management applications of swaps

20th Annual ABS East Conference 

Date: 21 - 23 Sept 2014
Venue: The Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Organiser: IMN

The 2014 installment is one of the most important industry conferences focused on the securitization market, hosting a delegation of over 3,000 structured finance and securitization professionals, including more than 1,000 issuers and investors. ABS East 2014 will provide comprehensive coverage on the revival and strengthening of the US securitization market, along with what our markets should look like in the future, given the importance of securitization to the real economy.

FIA/SFOA Bürgenstock: The Global Forum for Derivatives Markets

Date: 23-25 Sept 2014
Venue: Intercontinental Hotel, Geneva, Switzerland
Organiser: FIA

The Bürgenstock conference, now in its fourth decade, has a long history of attracting distinguished speakers and prominent names from the economic, academic and political worlds for high-level debate and discussion. We are grateful for the continued interest regulators have in participating in an international regulators meeting in conjunction with our event. Our sincere thanks to the Swiss State Secretariat for International Finance for organizing the agenda and chairing the meeting. We also would like to thank the Association of Futures Markets for helping us organize the Emerging Markets Fourm again this year alongside our conference. We are especially grateful for the support of our speakers, partners, sponsors and exhibitors in making this event both informative and enjoyable. Please check back for information about future programs.

All International Bonds Ranking

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
1 JPMorgan 111,653.77 379 8.03%
2 Barclays 110,498.80 347 7.94%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 101,573.05 316 7.30%
4 Deutsche Bank 99,049.91 375 7.12%
5 Citi 95,827.47 329 6.89%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
1 Credit Agricole CIB 9,929.31 26 7.07%
2 BNP Paribas 9,645.75 40 6.87%
3 HSBC 6,672.28 40 4.75%
4 Barclays 6,583.64 26 4.69%
5 Deutsche Bank 6,575.21 26 4.68%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
1 Goldman Sachs 11,056.32 30 12.83%
2 JPMorgan 8,454.91 40 9.81%
3 UBS 8,155.52 24 9.46%
4 Deutsche Bank 7,347.53 24 8.53%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 6,847.17 17 7.95%