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Next steps for the EU’s evolution in bond markets

Siegfried Ruhl, hors classe adviser to the director-general for budget at the European Commission, joins Burhan Khadbai, head of content at OMFIF’s Sovereign Debt Institute, to discuss upcoming priorities for the European Union as it continues its rapid journey towards sovereign status in the capital markets. They discuss the EU’s recent launch of quoting commitments […]

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Argentina’s sovereign debt litigation disaster

Gregory Makoff, author of new book Default: The Landmark Court Battle over Argentina’s $100 Billion Debt Restructuring joins OMFIF US Chair Mark Sobel to discuss Argentina’s nearly two-decades-long sovereign debt litigation following the 2001 default. Both review the spectacular blow-up of the Argentine economy, the litigation’s timeline and the US government’s role at various junctures. You can

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Risk, policy and investment models for transition finance

To transition to a sustainable economy, new investment models are needed. Financial flows into emerging economies must be also scaled. Blended finance and public-private collaboration will be integral in supporting increased investment and mitigating risk perception. David Carlin, head of risk, United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative, joins Emma McGarthy, head of OMFIF’s Sustainable Policy

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Establishing a new framework for international climate finance

Vera Songwe, a non-resident senior fellow in the Africa Growth Initiative at the Brookings Institution and co-chair of the Independent High-Level Expert Group on Climate Finance, joins Katerina Atkins, programme coordinator at OMFIF’s Sustainable Policy Institute, to explore the key outcomes and challenges from the COP28 climate summit. They discuss the agreement to transition away

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Navigating the new norm: the long-term outlook for inflation and implications for investors

Max Castelli, head of strategy, sovereign institutions, and Philipp Salman, director of strategy and advice, global sovereign markets, UBS Asset Management, join Taylor Pearce, senior economist at OMFIF, to discuss macroeconomic challenges marked by exogenous shocks. They explore the short- and long-term outlook for inflation and the potential for a ‘higher-for-longer’ interest rate environment. The

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Unlocking the benefits of smart contracts for retail CBDCs

Katie-Ann Wilson, managing director of OMFIF’s Digital Monetary Institute, is joined by Peter Faykiss, director of digitalisation at Magyar Nemzeti Bank, Imre Kocsis and László Gönczy, associate professors at Budapest University of Technology, and Chris Ostrowski, chief executive officer of SODA, to explore what we mean by programmable money and its potential impacts on how

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The IMF’s role in Ukraine’s economy and financing

The International Monetary Fund’s Ukraine team joins OMFIF to discuss the stabilisation of the Ukrainian economy over the past year. They assess the critical role played by the Fund’s programme and foreign financing for Ukraine, as well as Ukraine’s progress on combatting corruption and strengthening the domestic financial system. Speakers: Mark Sobel, US Chair, OMFIF

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Improving grant delivery and management for emergency responses

There has been a rise in the number of people needing humanitarian assistance over recent years, resulting in disaster response public funding having to tackle immediate and longer-term socio-economic challenges. Gareth Owen, humanitarian director of Save the Children UK and Simon Inglis, partner, grants & relief funds management at EY join OMFIF’s Digital Monetary Institute

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Enhancing retail government bond programmes to improve diversification

In the second part of a special mini-series on the European retail government bond market, Burhan Khadbai, head of content at OMFIF’s Sovereign Debt Institute, speaks to senior officials at the Hungarian, Irish and Romanian debt management offices about how they are developing their retail bond programmes. Zoltán Kurali, chief executive officer of Hungary’s debt

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How European DMOs are embracing the return of retail investors

In the first of two parts in a special mini-series on the European retail government bond market, Burhan Khadbai, head of content at OMFIF’s Sovereign Debt Institute, speaks to senior officials at the Belgian and Portuguese debt management offices about their record-breaking retail bond programmes this year. Rui Amaral, board member, Portugal’s debt management office

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