The Bond Investors Congress 2015

Filippo Alloatti

Senior Credit Analyst (Financials)


Filippo Alloatti joined Hermes Fund Managers in March 2011 as a senior credit analyst at Hermes Credit, specialising in European and US banks and non-bank financials. Before this, he served in a similar capacity at Fortis Investments in the global credit and hybrids group, and subsequently at BNP Paribas Asset

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Mike Amey

Managing Director and Portfolio Manager


Mike Amey is a managing director and portfolio manager in the London office. He is responsible for sterling portfolios, the European insurance (ex Germany) and the European LDI (liability-driven investing) portfolio management groups.

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Orith Azoulay

Head of SRI Research


Orith Azoulay is head of SRI research at Natixis CIB. Her team is responsible for providing investors with ESG (environment, social and governance) research on stocks, sectors and thematic to help their clients in their investment decisions but also in their engagement activities; viewing those topics as both risks (operational,

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Richard Banks

Consulting Editor

Euromoney Conferences

Richard Banks is consulting editor for Euromoney Conferences in the MENA region and in other emerging markets. He is responsible for setting conference agendas, liaising with Euromoney’s network of high-level government and private sector partners as well as chairing many of the conferences personally.

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Eric Bertrand

Deputy Chief Investment Officer

CPR Asset Management

Eric Bertrand is deputy chief investment officer and head of fixed income and credit management at CPR Asset Management. Eric started his career in 1992, as an actuary at Comptoir des Entrepreneurs. He then joined Banque Transatlantique in 1993, as a short term fund manager.

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Dierk Brandenburg

Senior Analyst, Fixed Income

Fidelity Worldwide Investment

Dierk Brandenburg joined Fidelity Worldwide Investments as a senior credit analyst in 2003 and currently works on developed markets sovereign risk as well as financial institutions. Dierk leads the financial team in the fixed income division. Fidelity Worldwide manages $285bn of assets across debt and equity in Europe and Asia.

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Eric Brard

Global Head of Fixed Income


Eric Brard graduated in economics and holds a postgraduate degree in finance from Sorbonne University. He began his career in 1985 as a primary market bond dealer for L’Européenne de Banque. In 1990, he joined Indosuez Asset Management.

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Enrico Bruni

Managing Director, head of Europe and Asia Business


Enrico Bruni is managing director and head of Europe and Asia businesses at Tradeweb, and a member of Tradeweb’s executive committee. Mr Bruni joined Tradeweb in 2002 and has been instrumental in developing the interest rate swaps business in Europe and Asia.

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John Butler

Managing Partner

Amphora Capital

John Butler is currently serving as an adviser to a select group of institutional and private investors, he has worked as a global investment strategist for more than 20 years and has advised many of the world's largest institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds and central banks.

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Mike Carrodus

Global Director

Ned Davis Research Group

Mike Carrodus joined Euromoney in 1997, primarily concentrating on Latin America before becoming publishing director for Asia based in Hong Kong.

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June Choi

Senior Analyst

AXA Investment Managers

June Choi joined AXA Investment Managers in 2010 as a senior analyst in London. Before joining AXA IM, he worked as an Asia specialist for Hermes Investment Management. Previously he was a mergers and acquisition manager at Heungkuk Life Insurance Group in Korea.

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Norbert Doerr

Head of Capital Management


Norbert Doerr is head of capital management and funding within Group Treasury at Commerzbank, Frankfurt. This group is responsible for the operational management of Commerzbank’s liability structure, i.e. own funds instruments and funding, as part of the overall integrated financial resource management within Commerzbank’s Treasury.

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Barry Donlon

Global Head of Capital and Liquidity Solutions


Barry Donlon is a managing director in DCM at UBS Investment Bank. He is responsible globally for the structuring and distribution of hybrid capital for banks, insurance companies and corporates. Barry joined the UBS syndicate desk in 2001 where he has focused on corporate and later bank issuance.

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Waleed El-Amir

Head Group Strategic Funding and Portfolio


Waleed El-Amir is responsible for managing Unicredit Group’s funding and capital across various issuing entities for the wholesale and retail markets as well as accessing funds from agencies and supranational entities. Funding responsibilities include senior unsecured debt, covered bonds, subordinated debt and asset-backed funding.

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April Frazer

Global Head and Managing Director of Regulatory Capital, Financial Institutions Investment Banking

Wells Fargo Securities

April Frazer is a managing director in Wells Fargo Securities’ Financial Institutions Investment Banking Group and leads the group’s global regulatory capital practice. April focuses on structuring and regulatory advisory assignments for clients in the financial services sector, with an emphasis on global depository institutions.

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Bradley Golding

Managing Director

Christofferson, Robb & Co.

Brad Golding is a managing director of money manager Christofferson, Robb & Company (CRC), where he works closely with bank and financial firms to structure transactions to solve capital and regulatory issues. Previously at CRC, he was portfolio manager of the CRC Liquid Strategies Fund, which invested in preferreds, hybrids

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Peter Green

Senior Manager, Public Sector Funding and Covered Bonds, Group Corporate Treasury

Lloyds Banking Group

Peter Green is a senior manager on the Lloyds Banking Group Corporate Treasury funding team with responsibility for planning and executing all public benchmark senior unsecured notes and covered bonds. Peter has been with the group for 23 years, spending the first five years as a mortgage underwriter for Halifax

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Jon Hay

Corporate Finance and Sustainability Editor


Jon Hay is corporate finance and sustainability editor of GlobalCapital, the capital markets newspaper (the new EuroWeek).

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Simon Hills

Executive Director, Prudential Capital and Risk

British Bankers Association

Simon Hills is the executive director of the prudential capital and risk team at the British Bankers Association. His team focuses on influencing the shape of the reforms to Basel III as they are implemented in the EU via the CRDIV/CRR package as well as the international regulatory architecture more

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Richard Horne

Partner, Cyber Security


Richard Horne is cyber security partner for PwC UK, responsible for developing its range of cyber security services and taking them to market in all industry sectors. Before joining PwC, Richard was managing director of cyber security for Barclays PLC; responsible to the Barclays Board for ensuring management of cyber

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Nigel Howells

Head of Capital Solutions


Nigel Howells joined UBS in July 2014 from Deutsche Bank where he spent the previous six years in a similar role. Before that he worked for ABN AMRO Bank for five years in capital solutions. He has extensive experience in public and private capital raising transactions for banks, insurers and

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Steve Hussey

Head of Financial Institutions Credit Research


Steve Hussey is head of global financial institutions credit research at AllianceBernstein (AB), where he has been since 2000, including specific coverage of European banks. AB is a global asset manager with close to $500bn in assets under management.

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Christian Jochum

Head of Regional Investment Management for Europe

Zurich Insurance Group

Christian Jochum is head of regional investment management for Europe. He is responsible for Zurich’s balance sheet assets in EMEA and the investment management teams in the region. Before taking on his current role, he was responsible for Zurich’s pension investment strategy globally, and remains trustee to Zurich pension funds.

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Bryn Jones

Head of Fixed Income

Rathbone Brothers

Bryn is the fixed income director for Rathbone Unit Trust Management, and lead manager on the Rathbone Ethical Bond Fund and the Rathbone Strategic Bond Fund. He joined Rathbones in November 2004 from Merrill Lynch, where he managed $2bn of fixed income assets.

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Milo Jones

Visiting Professor

IE Business School

Milo Jones is a consultant, merchant banker and a co-founder of Geopolitical Alpha. He is also a visiting professor at IE Business School in Madrid, where he teaches geopolitics, finance and business strategy in the MBA and masters in advanced finance programmes.

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Richard Kemmish


Euromoney Conferences

Richard Kemmish is an independent consultant specialising in the covered bond market. He has over 20 years of experience in the mortgage finance market working initially on mortgage securitisations (until it became fashionable) and subsequently on covered bonds.

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Krzysztof Kowal

Managing Director, Fixed Income and Chief Investment Officer

DuPont Capital Management

Krzysztof Kowal, PhD, CFA, managing director, asset allocation and fixed income investments, oversees DuPont Capital’s risk management, strategic and tactical asset allocation and is responsible for DuPont Capital’s global fixed income portfolios including core, core plus, high yield, international developed and emerging markets, and stable value funds.

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Samuel López Briceño

Senior Investment Analyst

Vanguard Investment Management

Samuel López Briceño is Vanguard’s senior financials analyst in Europe. He is based in London and is responsible for the active investment recommendations and money market approvals of a broad spectrum of European and other non-US financial issuers.

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James Macdonald

Senior Financial Portfolio Manager

BlueBay Asset Management

James Macdonald joined BlueBay in 2007 within the investment grade team that manages over $30bn in assets. He has responsibility for European financials and has played a key role in the development of the BlueBay Financial Capital Bond Fund.

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Daragh McDevitt

Co-Head of Fixed Income ETF Trading

Deutsche Bank

Daragh McDevitt has been at Deutsche Bank since 2007 and is currently co-heading the fixed income derivatives group within global rates and credit.

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Tom Meuwissen


NWB Bank

Tom Meuwissen is the treasurer of NWB Bank. He has responsibility for funding, investor relations, asset and liability management, and the bank treasury. He is part of the management team at NWB Bank. NWB Bank is an agency for the public sector in the Netherlands.

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Brett Olson

Head of Fixed Income

iShares EMEA

Brett Olson, managing director, joined BlackRock in September 2013 as head of fixed income iShares EMEA. Before joining BlackRock, Mr Olson was with Nomura from October 2009 until June 2013, most recently serving as managing director, head of ABS sales in Europe and head of illiquids distribution in Europe.

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Steven Penketh

Head of Capital Markets Execution


Steven Penketh is responsible for execution of Barclays Bank’s debt capital and term funding strategy in the secured, unsecured and subordinated debt capital markets.

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Satish Pulle

Head of Financials and ABS

ECM/Wells Fargo Asset Management

Satish Pulle joined ECM/Wells Fargo Asset Management in 2010, and is currently head of financials and ABS. He is responsible for the Lyxor/Wells Capital Financial Credit Fund and ECM financial sector investments.

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Brett Pybus

Director, EMEA Fixed Income Strategy


Brett Pybus, CFA, is a member of the product strategy team within BlackRock's fixed income portfolio management group. Having joined in 2013, he focuses on model-based fixed income in the UK and leads the iShares EMEA fixed income product strategy team.

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Mitch Reznick

Co-Head of Credit

Hermes Investment Management

Mitch Reznick joined Hermes in February 2010 as head of research on the Hermes credit team. Before this he was co-head of credit research for the global credit and hybrids team at Fortis Investments.

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Edith Siermann

Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer Fixed Income


Mrs Siermann is managing director, chief investment officer fixed income at Robeco. Previous affiliations include a position as coordinator of the global credits team with Robeco, as well as coordinator of the European fixed income team.

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Paolo Tonucci

Group Treasurer

Commonwealth Bank

Paolo Tonucci joined Commonwealth Bank from Barclays in January 2014 as group treasurer. He is responsible for CBA’s funding, asset and liability management and capital management, with oversight of teams in Sydney, Auckland, London and New York.

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Giada Vercelli

Content Director

Euromoney Conferences

Giada Vercelli is a financial journalist and the director of content at Euromoney Conferences. Over the years, she has moderated financial conferences in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The

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Lucette Yvernault

Global Credit Portfolio


Lucette Yvernault is responsible primarily for aggregate and global credit strategies. She joined Schroder Investment Management in 2005. Before, Lucette worked as vice president responsible for CAM global credit mandates from 2003.

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David Zahn

Head of Fixed Income, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Franklin Templeton Investments

David Zahn is head of European fixed income and senior vice president within Franklin Templeton's fixed income group. Mr Zahn leads the management of European fixed income strategies and is a member of the Fixed Income Policy Committee.

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Tue 23 - Wed 24 Jun 2015

The Hilton Park Lane, London