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24th & 25th April 2018, Intercontinental Festival City, Dubai
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Key topics for 2018

Key topics to be discussed in 2018:

  • Analysing flows of capital and how issuers can target different pockets of liquidity: 144a vs. RegS-only, public deals vs. private placements
  • Coming face-to-face with the white elephant: Geopolitics and its impact on spreads and bond prices
  • Ratings outlook and the capital markets: How downgrades and assessment of the macroeconomic underpinnings are impacting bond, loan and sukuk markets
  • The Bulls, The Bears and the Heads of Debt Capital Markets: Are the bond markets over-heating?
  • Establishing sovereign sukuk yield curves vs. high profile defaults – what Islamic finance must do next to move the industry forward
  • Basel III implementation: Capital threshold, capital products and grandfathering old capital products
  • The “Why, How, What” of capital markets deals: What product issuers/borrowers selected, how they approached the market and why they selected the financial product they did
  • Navigating through a sukuk default/restructuring: Insights from lawyers, investors and bankers
  • Project bonds (and classic project loans): Why access to the capital markets is essential to the future development of projects in the region
  • REITs, securitisations and covered bonds: Why structured bonds will make a return as the product of choice for real estate and construction
  • Leveraged, acquisition and structured finance: How to raise growth capital and/or cheaper funding by offering collateral and/or ring-fencing assets
  • Agility, flexibility and preparedness: How to maximise ROI in the private placement market
  • The (Loan) Price is Right: Pricing Corporate, ECA-guaranteed, Acquisition and Project Finance Loans
  • Enter the Lion’s Den: As fees compress and competition intensifies where do syndicated loan bankers expect to find well-priced opportunities in the market?
  • CAPEX vs. liability management vs. deleveraging: How are corporates managing capital structure according to their outlook on the future

To enquire about speaking please contact Rebecca.Mead@GFCMediaGroup.com

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