The 7th Annual Global Covered Bonds Conference - 27-28 February 2014 - London, UK
  Lead Sponsor(s)
Clifford Chance's International Structured Debt Group is recognised as the pre-eminent global securitisation and structured debt practice with market leading teams in the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and the United States. We are innovative, proactive and deal focused. We provide expertise, experience, quality and depth of resource in all key product areas and jurisdictions. We also provide full service US advice as an integrated part of any cross-border or global structured debt transaction. Our commitment to our clients is to use our depth of experience and the market recognised expertise to provide an understanding of complex issues, innovative and practical solutions and sophisticated transaction management across a broad spectrum of product areas:
  • Asset backed commercial paper, conduits and conduits trades
  • real estate securitisation both residential and commercial
  • whole business/corporate securitisation including information and utilisation
  • financial institutions including consumer credit and auto loans
  • structured products including CDOs, and funds based structures Our partners ensure that client expectations, of the highest levels of focus and execution, are achieved. Clifford Chance is setting the standard that others are attempting to follow and provides services to clients across the whole spectrum of securitisation products.

    Our Covered Bond group is renowned for bringing innovative ideas and new benchmarks to market and for providing clients with commercially viable structures in the increasingly regulated international markets. International transactions are the norm and we have covered bond specialists across our global network of offices. Our Covered Bond team has been extremely active within the covered bonds market globally, having advised on the first SEC-registered covered bond programme in the U.S. and the first covered bond programmes in the UK, Belgium, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, South Korea, New Zealand and Australia. We have also acted on the establishment of covered bond programmes in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Canada. Our experience means we have a thorough understanding of the key issues and risks associated with these transactions, enabling us to solve any problems and reach solutions quickly. In addition, our Structured Finance Team regularly advise arrangers, originators and trustees on transactions involving a wide variety of asset classes and structures, including 'true sale' and synthetic securitisations, CLOs, CDOs and the establishment of securitisation programmes. Our experience includes advising on precedent-setting residential and commercial mortgage-backed securitisations, whole business and public sector securitisations, as well as securitisations of auto loans, consumer loans and trade receivables. Working alongside our banking, tax and regulatory lawyers to ensure clients’ transaction needs are met, the team has successfully completed many complex structures.
      Patron Sponsor(s)

    DBRS is a recognized, international rating agency, providing timely and comprehensive rating opinions to the world's capital markets. Privately owned and independent, DBRS offers in-depth credit analysis of corporate, financial institutions and government issues in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. DBRS' extensive coverage of structured finance and securitization has solidified its standing as a leading provider of comprehensive, in-depth credit analysis. DBRS is headquartered in Toronto with offices in New York, Chicago and London, and covers entities worldwide. For more information, please visit

    Dual-headquartered in New York and London with 51 offices worldwide, Fitch Ratings is a global rating agency dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, research and data. Offering a world of knowledge and experience behind every opinion, we transform information to deliver meaning and utility to investors, issuers and other market participants. Fitch Ratings’ global expertise draws on local market knowledge and spans across the fixed-income universe. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide help investors make important credit judgments with confidence. Fitch Solutions is committed to delivering value beyond the rating by providing a range of fixed-income products and professional development services to the global financial community. In addition to offering proprietary content, the firm also distributes the ratings, research, financial data and analytical tools of Fitch Ratings. With innovation and experience behind every product and service, Fitch Solutions' flexible offerings are designed to meet the diverse needs of the credit markets. Fitch Ratings and Fitch Solutions are part of the Fitch Group, a majority-owned subsidiary of Fimalac, S.A., headquartered in Paris, France.

    HSBC Global Banking and Markets is an emerging markets-led, financing-focused business that provides tailored investment and financial solutions. Through our international network, we connect emerging and mature markets, covering key growth areas. We partner with our corporate, government and institutional clients to help them achieve consistent, long-term performance. Our products and services include advisory, financing, prime services, research and analysis, securities services, trading and sales and transaction banking.

    Standard & Poors Rating Services, a part of McGraw Hill Financial
    (NYSE: MHFI), is the worlds leading provider of independent credit risk
    research and benchmarks. We publish more than a million credit rating on debt
    issued by sovereign, municipal, corporate and financial sector entitles. With
    over 1,400 credit analysts in 23 countries, and more than 150 years of
    experience of assessing credit risk, we offer a unique combination of global
    coverage and local insight.

    Standard & Poors Covered Bond Ratings

    For more information on covered bonds, including:

    - most recent quarterly covered bond performance publications

    - latest market commentaries

    - selective transaction updates

    - the criteria relevant for assigning covered bond ratings

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    For questions to the analytical team please email:

    For commercial information please contact:

    Dr. Andrs Sllhuber, Vice President Client Business Management,

    Tel. +49 69 33 999 170,

    UBS draws on its 150-year heritage to serve private, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland. Its business strategy is centered on its pre-eminent global wealth management businesses and its universal bank in Switzerland. Together with a client-focused Investment Bank and a strong, well-diversified Global Asset Management business, UBS will expand its premier wealth management franchise and drive further growth across the Group. UBS Investment Bank provides corporate, institutional, and wealth management clients with expert advice, innovative financial solutions, outstanding execution and comprehensive access to the world’s capital markets. It offers investment banking and capital markets, research, equities, foreign exchange, precious metals and tailored fixed income services in rates and credit through its two business units, Corporate Client Solutions and Investor Client Services. The Investment Bank is an active participant in capital markets flow activities, including sales, trading and market-making across a range of securities.

    UniCredit is a leading European commercial bank, with leadership positions in Italy, Germany and Austria and a strong presence in high-growth CEE countries. We are one of the largest European networks with over 9,100 branches. With more than 3,600 professionals in 50 countries, Corporate & Investment Banking serves corporate and institutional clients out of the largest group of network banks in Western, Central and Eastern Europe, providing them unparalleled access to these markets and offering Corporate Banking and Transaction Services as well as tailor-made Structured Finance, Capital Markets and Investment Products.

    UniCredit is firmly positioned as a Top 3 Euro capital markets house, ahead of many key European and global competitors. Back in 1864, we were a major driving force in firmly establishing the first Bavarian Pfandbrief concept. As issuer, underwriter and investor, active in the market for over 150 years, UniCredit has demonstrated its expertise as a long term strategic partner for financial institutions in the covered bond asset class ranking #1 Euro Covered Bonds (Dealogic as of 31 December 2013).
      Associate Sponsor(s)

    One of the world's leading global banking groups, BNP Paribas employs almost 190,000 people in 78 countries across Corporate & Investment Banking, Investment Solutions and Retail Banking. In the first nine months of 2013, the Group posted a net income of 6.05bn on 29.7bn of revenues. The banks Basel 3 Common Equity Tier 1 ratio (CRD4 fully loaded) reached 10.8% as at the end of September.

    BNP Paribas is one of the pre-eminent institutions in the global capital markets, its Fixed Income division offering a full range of products across Primary Markets, G10 Rates, Credit and Foreign Exchange & Local Markets. In the covered bonds space, we are:
    • The Cover/EuroWeeks "Best Advisory & Structuring Bank" 20092013 (five consecutive years; The Cover Covered Bond Awards)
    • A top four bookrunner for all covered bonds in all currencies 20102013 (four consecutive years; Thomson Reuters, by volume)
    • No. 1 for all Bonds in EUR 20092013 (five consecutive years; Thomson Reuters, by volume)

    Moody's Investors Service is a leading provider of credit ratings, research, and risk analysis. Moody's commitment and expertise contributes to transparent and integrated financial markets. The firm's ratings and analysis track debt covering approximately 115 sovereign nations, 10,000 corporate issuers, 22,000 public finance issuers and 82,000 structured finance obligations. Moody's Investors Service is a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO), which reported revenue of $2.7 billion in 2012, employs approximately 7,200 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 29 countries. Further information is available at

    We are Morrison & Foerster-a global firm of exceptional credentials. Our clients include some of the largest financial institutions, investment banks, Fortune 100, technology and life science companies. We've been included on The American Lawyer's A-List for 10 straight years, and Fortune named us one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For." Our lawyers are committed to achieving innovative and business-minded results for our clients, while preserving the differences that make us stronger. This is MoFo. Visit us at

    With a history dating back over two centuries, NORD / LB is one of Germanys top banking groups in terms of diversified access to funding sources and a flourishing domestic capital markets franchise.

    Combining general retail and specialist wholesale focus into a successful business model for the German Landesbank sector, NORD / LB is honoured to have helped a growing share of Europes premier covered bond issuers to deepen their distribution in the largest fixed income investment market of the continent.

    RBC Capital Markets is a premier investment bank that provides a focused set of products and services to corporations, institutional investors and governments around the world. With more than 7,300 professionals, we operate out of 70 offices in 15 countries across North America, the U.K. & Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. We work with clients in over 100 countries around the globe to deliver the expertise and execution required to raise capital, access markets, mitigate risk and acquire or dispose of assets. According to Bloomberg and Dealogic, we are consistently ranked among the largest global investment banks. Royal Bank of Canada RBC Capital Markets is part of a leading provider of financial services, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). Operating since 1869, RBC is one of the top 15 largest banks in the world and the fifth largest in North America, as measured by market capitalisation. With a strong capital base and consistent financial performance, RBC is among a select group of highly rated global banks.

    The Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (Verband deutscher Pfandbriefbanken e.V., vdp) comprises 38 member banks. Pfandbrief Banks are credit institutions holding a special license to issue Pfandbriefe. The Association’s members come from all German banking groups and number among the most important providers of capital for residential and commercial properties as well as for the public sector and its institutions and ship finance. On behalf of its member institutions the vdp performs its duties at all political levels and vis-à-vis all executive bodies on both, the national and the international stage including the European Union. The Pfandbrief – Pfandbrief Banks’ traditional funding instrument – ranks among the largest segments in the European Covered Bond market, equalling about 520 billion EUR in volume outstanding.
    Intex is the leading one-stop provider of cashflow models and analytics for the global structured finance industry. Intex has accurately modeled and maintains over 27,000 RMBS, ABS, CMBS and CLO deals issued in the US, Europe, Australia, Japan and elsewhere, representing close to 100% coverage across all these asset sectors and regions. Intex now also offers growing coverage in the Covered Bond sector. Intex is respected and used by many hundreds of arrangers, investors, issuers and other major market participants who see an advantage in the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of Intex's models and updates in support of trading, portfolio management and risk management applications. Intex's applications include INTEXcalc for single-security and portfolio analysis and cashflow stress-testing, the INTEX Subroutine API for system builders, and INTEX DealMaker for structuring new deals. Intex is a completely independent and objective company with offices in Massachusetts and London. Visit our website at
      Association Supporter(s)
    The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) has made a significant contribution to the development of the international capital market for more than 40 years by encouraging interaction between all market participants: issuers, lead managers, dealers and investors. Representing financial institutions who are active in the international capital market on a global or cross border basis, ICMA is distinctive amongst trade associations as it represents both the buy-side and sell-side of the industry. ICMA works to maintain the framework of cross-border issuing, trading and investing through development of internationally accepted standard market practices. ICMA liaises closely with governments, regulators and central banks to ensure that financial regulation promotes the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the international capital market.

    ICMSA is a London-based self regulatory organization representing international financial and non-financial institutions active in the provision of services to the International Capital Markets.

    Our membership includes universal banks, registrars, stock exchanges, law firms, International Central Securities Depositories (ICSDs) and other service providers specialised in specific product segments such as the processing of tax reclaims. The primary purpose of the association is to foster the highest standards in the practice and management of international capital market services, thereby facilitating the efficient functioning of the market.

    In its day-to-day activities, the ICMSA focuses on the operation of the International Securities Market (i.e. securities primarily issued and deposited with the ICSDs, Clearstream Banking and Euroclear Bank), which has outstanding issuance levels exceeding U.S. Dollar (USD) 13 trillions, i.e. about half of the overall international debt securities outstanding volumes reported by the Bank for International settlements (BIS Quarterly Review, September 2009).
      Media Partner(s)
    Securitization professionals rely on each weekly issue of Asset-Backed Alert for its hard-to-get news and statistics on asset-backed and mortgage-backed securitization activities throughout the world. The newsletter's coverage takes a forward-looking approach, routinely tipping off subscribers to emerging risks and opportunities in securitization. To start your free-trial subscription, call 201-659-1700 or visit

    BarclayHedge, a leading source for proprietary research in alternative investments since 1985, has provided services as a publisher, database and software provider, and industry consultant. Barclay's 18 hedge fund indices and 10 managed futures indices are utilized worldwide as performance benchmarks for hedge funds and managed futures.

    Bloomberg BRIEF Economics is a new, groundbreaking daily publication written by six leading economists in US, Europe and Asia providing a clear, concise snapshot every morning of all the key economic information with proprietary data, charts and commentary, all for a fraction of the cost of providing it in-house.

    Bond Radar is a news service delivering fast and accurate coverage of the international primary bond markets (including emerging markets, high grade and high yield markets), providing real-time updates on all new issues, in-depth analysis and a concise historical data base.

    Every week, Commercial Mortgage Alert delivers hard-to-get news, analysis and statistics on the CMBS and REIT-debt markets, as well as the traditional real estate finance business. The newsletter's reputation as the market bible stems from its forward-looking coverage, which routinely tips off subscribers to upcoming financing opportunities and important moves planned by big lenders and borrowers. To start your free-trial subscription, call 201-659-1700 or visit

    Euromoney Handbooks is a division of Euromoney Trading Ltd. We specialise in producing sector specific publications, built on incisive comment and market-driven analysis. We do this by building relationships with leading opinion-formers in turn their contributions form the basis of our Handbooks. This gives them unparalleled exposure amongst their peers; as they set the agenda, their organisations are recognised as industry leaders, and our Handbooks become the primary source for investors, senior corporate executives and market intermediaries worldwide. For further information, please visit

    EuroWeek is the daily news service bringing you the latest updates on the global capital markets including leveraged finance, syndicated loans, ECM, structured finance, emerging markets, and the corporate financing markets.

    The Cover gives you daily online news and expert comment on the covered bond market's activity, including secondary markets, new covered bond issues, regulation and people moves.

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