Annual ICMA and NCMF Joint Seminar: Bond Markets - new products, new challenges

The annual seminar from the International Capital Market Association and the Nordic Capital Market Forum will review developments in the global and Nordic capital markets over the past 12 months. Discussions on new funding options will feature SRI investing and Green bonds which have come into the mainstream during 2014, together with progress on infrastructure bonds and efforts to create a single European Private Placement market. Among the challenges faced by the market are the continuing changes to the regulatory environment over the last year and declining liquidity in secondary bond markets which has raised concerns about greater volatility. The conference will bring together market experts and participants in local and international markets to look at the causes of decline in liquidity and how banks are adapting their business to a new environment.