This high-level, half-day event explores the outlook for European sovereign borrowing for 2022 and promotes idea-sharing and best practice in the industry. It brings together leading debt management offices, investors and intermediaries discussing the future for European sovereign debt.

Topics cover the immediate challenges of the Covid-19 recovery, prospects for a ‘return to normality’ and the future development of the markets. This includes debt management offices 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.

Recorded: 20/01/2022

Welcome remarks and In-conversation discussion on outlook for European borrowing

Clive Horwood, Deputy CEO and Managing Editor, OMFIF
Frank Scheidig, Global Head of Senior Executive Banking, DZ BANK
Gert-Jan Koopman, Director General of DG Budget, European Commission
David Marsh, Chairman, OMFIF

Session I: Sovereign debt management: Path back to normalisation

Christian Wellner, Head of Strategy, Bundesrepublik Deutschland – Finanzagentur
Eila Kreivi, Director and Head of the Capital Markets Department, European Investment Bank
Brian Mangwiro, Portfolio Manager, Global Sovereigns and Currencies, Barings

Lewis McLellan, Editor, OMFIF

Session II: Financing for the future: funding green and digitalisation projects

Elvira Eurlings, Director, Dutch Treasury State Agency, Dutch Ministry of Finance
Davide Iacovoni, Director General, Public Debt Management, Italian Treasury
Dimitris Tsakonas, General Director, Public Debt Management Agency, Greece
Bryn Jones, Head of Fixed Income, Rathbones Investment Management
Sarah Carlson, Senior Vice President, Sovereign Risk Group, Moody’s

Christopher Garnett, Advisor, OMFIF

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This virtual discussion is part of the OMFIF Sovereign Debt Institute. The SDI brings together DMOs, supranational agencies, public investors and capital market banks to promote high-level strategic dialogue and co-operation to help sovereign borrowers meet the challenges they face. Please contact directly for membership details.

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