[On-demand webinar] The bond market bounce back: hopes and fears

Underpinned by unprecedented government and monetary policy intervention, global debt markets have bounced back hard from their lows in March, when investors ran for the hills and even US Treasuries became illiquid. Now that central banks are providing a bid for almost everything – including high-yield bonds, CLOs and ETFs – huge outflows in mutual funds have been stemmed and a liquidity crisis apparently averted. 

Join this complimentary webinar on Tuesday 12th May where we will answer the following questions:
  • Does brisk primary market activity in April indicate mass insolvency has been bypassed? 
  • What are the implications of the oil market’s collapse for credit and rates? 
  • Does the recovery in activity and bond prices suggest the situation is not as dire as it looked just a few weeks ago; or are markets dangerously complacent? 
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Alex Chambers, Global Credit Editor, IFR, Refinitiv

Alex Chambers has spent much of his career as a financial journalist writing about fixed income.
Starting out covering European sovereign bonds during the Asia crisis, the LTCM blow up and the run-up to the introduction of single currency – and got some unexpected exposure into how defaults work when that first employer headed into bankruptcy.
He has since reported on all aspects of the debt capital markets, from boom-time to bust, and was a central part of the Reuters team that covered the eurozone crisis and Greece’s bond restructuring.
Currently the credit markets editor at IFR/Refinitiv, Alex heads a global team provides in-depth and real-time coverage of the multi-trillion dollar new issuance market and which analyses the rates/sovereign bond markets.

Helene Durand, Deputy Global Credit Editor, IFR, Refinitiv

Helen Durand has been deputy global credit editor at IFR since May 2011. She started her career at IFR in July 2000 and then left in December 2005 for EuroWeek (now called Global Capital). She has been writing about bond markets for the last two decades, and has covered the dotcom boom and bust, 9/11, the 2008 GFC and the 2011 eurozone sovereign crisis.

Greg Roumeliotis, Corporate Finance & Deals Editor, Reuters

Greg Roumeliotis is corporate finance and deals editor for Reuters, leading a team of reporters that break news and provide insights on M&A, equity and debt capital markets, private equity, shareholder activism and financial restructuring. His previous roles at Reuters in the last ten years include private equity reporter in New York, European infrastructure correspondent in Amsterdam, and project finance reporter in London. Greg has also reported for Reuters from Athens several times during key phases of Greece’s sovereign debt crisis. He has a chemistry degree from the University of Glasgow and an MLitt in journalism from Strathclyde University.

Vinod Vasan, Vice-Chairman of DCM – EMEA, UBS

Vinod is Vice Chairman and in the past has run coverage, client solutions, capital and equity linked and liability management in DCM at UBS in two separate stints.  In between, he was at DB where he was Global Head of Financial Institution Group DCM (2010-2016) and Co-Global Head of Bond Origination DCM. His first job in banking was at Macquarie Bank in Sydney where he specialised in Infrastructure (M&A and project financing).

Vinod has been involved in many ground breaking FIG transactions – recapitalisation of Lloyds including creating the first contingent capital (“Coco”) in 2009 and pioneering the use of large scale FIG Liability Management during the financial crisis.  Vinod also created the first high equity credit corporate hybrid in Europe in 2005 for Casino and structured numerous corporate hybrids.  Vinod currently focusses on Nordic, Dutch, Spanish and UK banks.  He is a Founding Senior Sponsor of the 1000+ member Mosaic-UK network which promotes ethnic diversity at UBS. Vinod is qualified as a Chartered Accountant and a solicitor in Australia. 

He enjoys water sports and reading EU Capital Directives in his spare time. 

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