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  • IFR US ECM Roundtable 2015

    IFR US ECM Roundtable 2015

    IFR’s US ECM Roundtable was held on September 15, just ahead of the Federal Reserve’s decision to hold rates for another month. The decision pushed expectations for the start of the rate-tightening cycle into 2016 and extended the accommodative environment that has sustained a bull market.

  • IFR Securitisation Roundtable 2015 Cover image

    IFR Securitisation Roundtable 2015

    IFR’s Securitisation Roundtable – entitled “The Great European Securitisation Debate” – took place on May 28. Even though the general market at that point had turned volatile and Bund yields had been whipsawing, it was long before Greece went into arrears with the IMF and Greeks had voted against the latest austerity package. So the following discussion needs to be read with this in mind.

  • IFR Private Placements Roundtable 2015 Cover image

    IFR Private Placements Roundtable 2015

    Private placements have received a lot of attention in Europe in the past year to 18 months. They have been captured fully by the Capital Markets Union debate in Europe as a potentially new funding alternative to bank lending for the benefit of SMEs.

  • IFR Pfandbriefe Roundtable 2015 Cover

    IFR Pfandbriefe Roundtable 2015

    IFR’s 2015 Pfandbriefe Roundtable, held in Frankfurt on January 29 following our 9th annual Covered Bonds conference, was, as ever, a fascinating affair. For all the years IFR has been hosting conferences and roundtables on this segment of the bond market, there has not been a single event that has crystallised opinion to the same extent as the 2015 vintage.

  • IFR Outlook for US Rates Roundtable 2015

    IFR Outlook for US Rates Roundtable 2015

    IFR’s 2015 US Rates Roundtable took place in New York on October 29, the day after that month’s FOMC meeting, so the comments made by our distinguished panel of rates strategists and laid out in the following pages were current as of that date.

  • IFR Outlook for US Credit Roundtable cover image 2015

    IFR Outlook for US Credit Roundtable 2015

    IFR’s US Credit Roundtable took place on October 29, the day after the October FOMC meeting and immediately following an IFR roundtable that had explored the Fed’s thinking and room for manoeuvre, and focused more specifically on the US Treasury market.

  • IFR Outlook for DCM RT cover image 2015

    IFR Outlook for International DCM Roundtable 2015

    IFR’s Outlook for International Debt Capital Markets Roundtable took place on November 5, so the comments that follow were current as of that date. The discussion focused on the multiple themes that surround the bond market at a difficult but fascinating time. At the time the roundtable took place, we were then as now waiting to see if the Fed proceeds with tightening moves and if the ECB continues with easy money.

  • IFR Green Bond Roundtable 2015 cover image

    IFR Green Bonds Roundtable 2015

    Few capital markets developments of recent years have matched the rise and rise of green bonds. The sustainable theme has taken the capital markets by storm over the past year throughout the broad ecosystem of issuers, underwriters, investors, rating agencies, second-opinion providers, industry trade bodies and NGOs

  • IFR German SME Funding Roundtable 2015 Cover image

    IFR German SME Funding Roundtable 2015

    IFR’s 2015 Roundtable on German SME Funding, held on June 16 in Frankfurt, took place in the wake of violent swings in the bond market. Not long before the discussion, volatility in 10-year Bund futures had hit levels it hadn’t seen for three years as the broad market lost its sang-froid.

  • IFR German Corporate Funding Roundtable 2015

    IFR German Corporate Funding Roundtable 2015

    IFR’s latest German Corporate Funding Roundtable, held in Frankfurt on October 15, surveyed the financing and macro landscape not just from the debt and loan capital markets sell-side perspective; senior treasury representatives from three major German-based multinationals – Bayer, Daimler and SAP – additionally offered some fascinating insights into the corporate finance and funding panorama as viewed from the client side.

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