Holger Kron - Deutsche Bank
Holger Kron is a managing director and head of niche currency Eurobonds and corporate credit retail at Deutsche Bank. He joined the bank in 1989 in the equity trading business before transferring to fixed-income trading in 1991. In 1998 he started to develop a market in Eurobonds denominated in Eastern European currencies and since then the number of other currencies has steadily grown into other regions to become an integrated niche-currency Eurobond book. In 2005 he took on additional responsibilities for the bank’s efforts in euro and US dollar retail corporate book.
David Smith - JPMorgan
David Smith is executive director and head of CEEMEA local currency new issues business at JPMorgan in London. In this capacity he is responsible for the syndication and trading of primary new Eurobond issues in local currency markets in the CEEMEA region. He joined JPMorgan in February 2007 from Royal Bank of Canada where was the head of the alternative currency syndicate team: prior to that he was at TD Securities, ABN AMRO and Lehman Brothers. He holds a BSc in Banking & International Finance and an MSc Mathematical Trading & Finance from City University Business School in London.
Moti Jungreis - TD Securities
Moti Jungreis is managing director, currency trading and international fixed-income, responsible for short-term interest rate trading of fixed-income and foreign exchange products at TD Securities. In addition, he is responsible for the global currency trading and international fixed-income businesses. He joined TD Securities in 1996, since which time he has held several positions in trading and sales capacities. Prior to that, he was a lieutenant in the Israeli defence forces. He holds an MBA from the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, as well as a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Toronto.
Michael Gower - Rabobank
Michael Gower is head of long-term funding at the Rabobank and has had responsibility for the group’s overall long-term funding operations since early 2005, prior to which he looked after its public senior debt issuance. He joined from Lehman Brothers in 2003, for whom he worked in the M&A department from 1996-1997, based in Italy, then moving to the London-based investment-banking DCM division, specifically focusing on fixed income origination and solutions for European corporates. Prior to Lehman Brothers, he spent a brief time with Arthur Andersen after graduating from Cambridge University.
Petra Wehlert - KfW
Petra Wehlert is co-head of funding and emerging markets at KfW. She has worked at KfW since 1995, originally in the domestic capital markets area, trading domestic issues and swaps and buying assets for the domestic portfolio. She moved to the international side in 2001 and took over the international funding responsibilities in 2003: emerging markets followed in 2005. Prior to joining KfW, she spent five years working at the German central bank.
Philip Wright - Associate Editor, IFR
Michael Winfield - Reporter, IFR
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