The future of sovereign debt management

The future of sovereign debt management

Seminar   Virtual   
  Tue 8 Jun 2021 09:15 - 13:30

This high-level, half-day event will discuss the future of sovereign debt and promote idea sharing and best practice in the industry. The objective will be for leading debt management offices, investors and intermediaries to discuss the future of sovereign debt.

Topics will cover the immediate challenges of the Covid-19 recovery, how we can promote a return to normality and the future development of the markets. They will also include DMOs issuing green or other forms of sustainable bonds, how to responsibly adapt approaches to new issuance techniques and technologies and the increasing digitalisation of financial markets.

This on the record event will be broadcast globally to policy-makers, issuers, investors and central bankers that are part of the OMFIF network. All sessions will be recorded and will be made available shortly after the event has finished.

09:15-13:30 (London)
04:15-08:30 (New York)
16:15-20:30 (Singapore)

09.15 – 09.25 Welcome remarks and investor intentions presentation
Presentation of OMFIF’s benchmark global survey of reserve managers, sovereign wealth funds and public pensions on their assets and sentiment

09.25 – 09.45 Keynote
Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for Budget and Administration, European Commission
David Marsh, Chairman, OMFIF

09.45 – 10.15 In conversation and Q&A
Introduction: Frank Scheidig, Global Head of Senior Executive Banking, DZ BANK; Deputy Chair, OMFIF Advisory Board

Siegfried Ruhl, Counsellor to the Director General for the EU Budget, European Commission
John Orchard, CEO, OMFIF

10.15 – 11.30 Session I: Sovereign debt management: coping with the crisis and path back to normalisation
• Covid-19 response: taking stock of the last 16 months
• Financing the debt: challenges and solutions
• Structural challenges to sustainable debt management: demographics, low inflation

Cristina Casalinho, Chief Executive Officer, Treasury and Debt Management Agency, Portugal
Friedrich Luithlen, Head of Debt Capital Markets, Managing Director, DZ BANK
Marcus Svedberg, Investment Strategist, Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP4)
Robert Stheeman, Chief Executive Officer, Debt Management Office, UK

11.30 – 12.00 Break and networking

12.00 – 13.15 Session II: Financing for the future: funding green and digitalisation projects
• Sustainable debt management in a crisis: lessons learnt and future-proofing
• Pathway to normalisation and structural reform
• Financing needs for ESG and digital growth

Maria Cannata, Member, Consiglio degli Esperti, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Italy
Georges Elhedery, Group Managing Director, Co-CEO of Global Banking and Markets, HSBC Group
Christian Kopf, Head of Fixed Income at Union Investment Group, Union Investment
Christian Wellner, Head of Strategy, Finance Agency, Federal Republic of Germany

13.15 – 13.30 Closing remarks

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