LMA Syndicated Loans Conference



LMA Syndicated Loans Conference
20 September, 2012, 9.00 am - 7.30 pm
The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, SW1P 3EE, UK

On 20 September, we held our fifth annual members' conference at The QEII Conference Centre in London. 800 delegates attended the event, drawn from all sectors of the loan market, making it the largest LMA conference to date and the largest loans conference in Europe.

The underlying theme of the conference centred on promoting new markets, and included panel discussions on both trade finance and emerging markets. In addition, there was the usual wide variety of panel sessions, presented by senior loan market professionals. During these sessions, participants noted the key commercial, legal, regulatory and economic challenges which the market is currently facing, including, in particular, those arising as a result of the Eurozone crisis.

Session focus – Heads of Syndications Panel
Session focus – Emerging Markets Panel
Session focus – Commodity Finance Panel
Video – Heads of Syndication Panel
Video – Economic Review
More Conference Photos
Interview by Bloomberg TV with Clare Dawson, Managing Director at the LMA.



Duration: 20 September, 2012, 9.00 am - 7.30 pm
Location: The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, SW1P 3EE, UK
Who can attend: Members only
Price: £0
Status: This event is now oversubscribed.

Contact Name: Natalie Rosier
Contact Email: natalie.rosier@lma.eu.com


LMA Syndicated Loans Conference
20 September, 2012, 9.00 am - 7.30 pm
The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, SW1P 3EE, UK

8:15 Registration
9:00 Welcome & opening remarks
Clare Dawson, Managing Director - LMA
9:30 Heads of Syndication panel: trends and challenges in the primary market.  What is the outlook in terms of loan issuance and pricing
Chair: Roland Boehm, Global Head of Debt Capital Markets Loans - Commerzbank & Chairman - LMA
Jean-Francois Balay, Head of Global Loan Syndication Group - Credit Agricole CIB
Janin Campos, Global Head of Loan Syndications - Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA
Nick Jansa, Head of European Leveraged Debt Capital Markets - Deutsche Bank
Jonathan Macdonald, Head of Loan Syndicate, EMEA & Asia Pacific - Barclays Capital
Kristian Orssten, Head of HY & Loan Capital Markets, Sales & Trading - JPMorgan
10:20 Refreshments
10:45 Keynote address
Lord Green, Minister of State for Trade and Investment
11:15 Commodity Finance: as historic market participants withdraw, where will fresh liquidity come from, and how will this impact on the existing market framework?
Chair: Geoffrey Wynne, Partner - SNR Denton UK LLP
Boris Jaquet, Head of Trade Finance - Deutsche Bank
Neil McGugan, Head of Energy, Commodity & Structured Trade Finance - Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi
John Turnbull, Global Head of Structured Trade & Commodity Finance - Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Ltd
Simon Tyler, Head of Trade Finance, Commodities - China Construction Bank (London) Limited
11.55 Economic review and potential impact on the loan market
Dr. Ralph Solveen, Chief Economist - Commerzbank
12:30 Lunch
Sponsored by Pinsent Masons LLP

Emerging Markets: are we seeing genuine decoupling of traditional economic links? Consequences, opportunities and challenges!
Chair: Geeta Khehar, Partner - Clifford Chance LLP
Oliver Blount, Head of CEE/GCC/FI, Capital Markets EMEA - ING
Lorenz Jorgensen, Head of Loan Syndications - EBRD         
Raouf Jundi, Managing Director - Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
Rene Awambeng, Group Head Regional Corporates & Commodity Trade Finance - Ecobank 

14:25 New regulation: how will it impact the loan market?
Chair: Nick Voisey, Director - LMA
Simon Hills, Executive Director, Prudential Capital, Risk and Regulatory Relationships - BBA
Dan Neidle, Partner - Clifford Chance LLP
Simon Gleeson, Partner - Clifford Chance LLP
15:05 Opportunities and challenges in the real estate finance market
Chair: Peter Denton, Head of European Debt - Starwood Capital Europe
Simon Kildahl, Partner - Simmons & Simmons LLP
Mark O'Neill, Partner - Allen & Overy LLP            
Lesley Wan, Corporate Real Estate Legal Counsel - Lloyds Banking Group
Matt Webster, Global Head of Real Estate - HSBC
15:45 Refreshments

Legal update: hot legal and documentation topics in syndicated lending
Mark Campbell, Partner - Clifford Chance LLP 


Secondary and leveraged market panel: the US/European conundrum! Why and where to now?
Chair: Chetan Modi, Head of European Leveraged Finance, EMEA Corporate Finance - Moody's Investors Service
Hugh Briggs, Head of Financing - CVC Capital Partners
Eric Capp, Global Head of High Yield Syndicated & Head of Loan & High Yield Capital Markets - RBS
Matthew Craston, Head of Alternative Investments - ECM
Matt Leventhal, European Loan Trading - Barclays Capital 

17:20 Closing remarks
Roland Boehm, Global Head of Debt Capital Markets Loans - Commerzbank & Chairman - LMA
17.30 Cocktail reception
Sponsored by Standard & Poor's
19.30 Conference close

Who can attend the conference and how much does it cost?
The conference is open to member institutions of the LMA only and is free of charge to all their employees. 

How can I register?
To register, please log-in to the LMA Website with your individual* Username and password.
Please click on the conference details on the LMA home page or select from the Events Calendar. The "Book Now" icon is at the bottom of the page (this icon will only appear if you have logged in).

*If you currently do not have an individual Username and password, please click here.

Following registration, successful applicants will be emailed to confirm their place and sent the relevant joining instructions.  Only confirmed delegates may attend the conference.

Where is the conference being held?
The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE.

Disabled Facilities Information

View a list of accommodation close to the Centre.

Which is the nearest Underground station?
Westminster on the Circle, District & Jubilee lines (5 mins walk)
Exit the station via the underground tunnels towards Parliament Square (exit 6).  You will come to street level on Whitehall.  Turn left into Parliament Square, cross the road ahead of you and then turn right into Broad Sanctuary.  The Centre is located on your right, directly opposite Westminster Abbey. 

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There is no car parking at the Centre, however there are four public NCP carparks nearby.

Do you cater for special dietary requirements?
If you have any special dietary requirements, please email Natalie Rosier (natalie.rosier@lma.eu.com).

Does the conference have SRA accreditation/CPD eligibility?
The conference has SRA accreditation and will be eligible for up to 6 CPD hours.  Please note that credit will only be awarded for the time actually in attendance at the conference and that solicitors will be required to sign in and sign out of a register to qualify. 


Lead Sponsors

The BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL® service is the interactive financial information network that is Bloomberg’s core business. The BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL service provides real-time and historical pricing, indicative data, reporting, research, estimates, analytics, portfolio management tools, electronic trading and order management systems, multimedia events and electronic communications to Bloomberg customers in more than 150 countries, 24 hours a day, in a single integrated desktop solution that is securely accessible to Bloomberg users on any enabled PC or workstation as well as on handheld devices. Market participants use the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL service every day to help them make informed business decisions and to execute transactions. Bloomberg's comprehensive coverage of the syndicated loans market includes: a database of over 235,000 loans, real-time loan pricing, global news coverage, daily Leveraged Brief, order management system and BVAL for loans.



International law firm Clifford Chance combines the highest global standards with local expertise. Leading lawyers from different backgrounds and nationalities come together as one firm, offering unrivalled depth of legal resources across the key markets of Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.



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 more than 110 sovereign nations, 11,000 corporate issuers, 22,000 public finance issuers, and 94,000 structured finance obligations. Moody's Investors Service is a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO), which reported revenue of $2.3 billion in 2011, employs approximately 6,400 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 28 countries.



Cocktail Sponsor

Standard & Poor's, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:MHP), is the world's foremost provider of independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data. With offices in 23 countries and markets, Standard & Poor's is an essential part of the world's financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for 150 years in providing investors with the independent benchmarks they need to feel more confident about their investment and financial decisions.

In Europe, Standard & Poor’s operations were established in 1984, with offices in London, Frankfurt, Paris, Madrid, Milan, Stockholm, Moscow and more recently Dubai, Johannesburg and Tel Aviv.

For further details of Standard & Poor’s European services, go to www.standardandpoors.com and select “Europe/English” from Region/Language menu.


Lunch Sponsor

Pinsent Masons is an international law firm headquartered in London, with more than 350 partners, 1,500 lawyers and based in 14 offices in the UK, the Gulf and Asia. The firm supports clients by providing a full range of legal services across a wide range of sectors.

Pinsent Masons’ Financial Institutions group has breadth and depth of experience in domestic and international finance and consists of over 100 lawyers across the UK and overseas offices practicing a full range of banking and restructuring disciplines. The group advises banks, financial institutions and corporate borrowers.




For more than 35 years, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation's (DTCC) family of companies has helped automate, centralize, standardize and streamline processes that are critical to the safety and soundness of the capital markets.

DTCC, through its subsidiaries, provides clearing, settlement and information services for equities, corporate and municipal bonds, government and mortgage-backed securities, money market instruments and over-the-counter derivatives. In addition, DTCC is a leading processor of mutual funds and insurance transactions, linking funds and carriers with their distribution networks. DTCC, through its Loan/SERV suite of services, continues to build and expand the global infrastructure needed to support the syndicated loan market. By leveraging its vast experience in processing bonds, equities and OTC derivatives, DTCC, with its “at-cost” industry-owned governing structure, remains committed to delivering cost-effective solutions that reduce risk, boost efficiencies, improve transparency and enable the syndicated loan market to develop and grow in a rapidly changing financial and regulatory environment.



Euroclear is the world’s largest provider of domestic and cross-border settlement and related services for bond, equity, derivatives and fund transactions. Euroclear Bank offers an automated, numbering, registration and reconciliation service called LoanReach for syndicated loan transactions that is designed to foster standardisation and automation in loan operations. LoanReach also aims to provide a gateway supporting a wider use of loans as collateral in financing transactions. A memorandum of understanding with Markit was concluded to effectively implement and deliver those services.

The Euroclear group includes the international central securities depository (CSD) Euroclear Bank, based in Brussels, as well as the national CSDs of Belgium, Finland, France, Ireland, Sweden, the Netherlands and the UK. Euroclear also owns Xtrakter, operator of the TRAX trade matching and transaction reporting service.

In 2011, the total value of securities transactions settled by the Euroclear group was over EUR 580 trillion, representing 163 million domestic and cross-border transactions, while assets held for clients exceeded EUR 22 trillion.



Markit is a leading, global financial information services company with over 2,500 employees. The company provides independent data, valuations and trade processing across all asset classes in order to enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. Its client base includes the most significant institutional participants in the financial market place.

Markit’s global loan business handles the unique behavior of bank loans by providing an integrated platform for efficient end-to-end loan management. This includes portfolio management services, loan pricing, loan reference data, agent servicing portals, automated trade settlement, loan messaging hubs and counterparty identifiers and data.