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Saturday, 18 November 2017

2016

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  • IFR US ECM Roundtable 2016

    IFR US ECM Roundtable 2016

    IFR’s US ECM Roundtable was held on September 12, just ahead of the Fed’s decision to hold the line on interest rates and the US presidential election. The Fed only postponed a cycle of rate-tightening and the end of the accommodative environment that has sustained the current bull market.

  • IFR Pfandbriefe Roundtable 2016

    IFR Pfandbriefe Roundtable 2016

    Panellists at IFR’s annual Pfandbriefe Roundtable on January 21 in Frankfurt discussed a wide range of inter-related topics: the state of the market amid broad volatility; the ongoing impact of the ECB Covered Bond Purchase Programme; prospects for primary issuance in 2016; the potential for green issuance; and, on the regulatory plane, where we’re headed following the European Commission’s covered bonds consultation exercise.

  • IFR Outlook for Indian Borrowers Roundtable 2016

    IFR Outlook for Indian Borrowers Roundtable 2016

    IFR’s Outlook for Indian Borrowers Roundtable took place in Singapore in December 2015. As with the Indian Credit Conference in Mumbai that had preceded it by a couple of weeks, the backdrop was IFR’s inaugural Indian Borrowers Survey, results of which are published in this supplement following the edited transcript.

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    IFR Mexico Roundtable 2016

    IFR’s Mexico Capital Markets Roundtable was held in Mexico City on November 5 2015, near the end of a rocky year for emerging markets and about a month before the much-anticipated interest rate hike in the US, which was expected to bring more troubles for the asset class.

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    IFR India's path to sustainable growth 2016

    IFR recently convened a highly insightful roundtable discussion in Washington DC, entitled “India’s Path to Sustainable Growth: Challenges and Opportunities”. State Bank of India chair Arundhati Bhattacharya delivered some affirmative opening comments that eloquently framed the discussion that followed.

  • IFR India Offshore Financing Roundtable 2016

    IFR India Offshore Financing Roundtable 2016

    IFR was back in Mumbai in September to host another excellent roundtable, on this occasion focusing on offshore activity in the country’s equity capital markets and likely provenance of international deal flow and issuance. 

  • IFR India Offshore Financing Roundtable 2016

    IFR India Offshore Financing Roundtable 2016

    IFR’s most recent India Offshore Financing roundtable took place in Mumbai in late November 2015. It was well timed, in as far as it caught the market betwixt and between a series of capital markets, political and regulatory events that at one and the same time were creating a mixture of uncertainty and anxious expectation.

  • Green Bonds Roundtable 2016

    IFR Green Bonds Roundtable 2016

    IFR’s second annual Green Bond Roundtable, took place in December in the shadow of COP 21. The enormous engagement from politicians, business as well as civil society organisations and the general population at and around that meeting reflected an up-swell of support for the environmental and climate-change agenda. This was reflected, of course, in significant monetary commitments in support of the 2oC cap.

  • IFR German SME Funding Roundtable 2016

    IFR German SME Funding Roundtable 2016

    IFR’s 4th annual German SME Funding Roundtable, held at the end of September in Frankfurt, was another absorbing encounter. 

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    IFR German Corporate Funding Roundtable 2016

    IFR convened its fifth annual German Corporate Funding Roundtable in Frankfurt in mid-November just as bond markets, led by US Treasuries, were starting their sharp re-pricing off the back of higher inflation expectations and tighter US money.