Global Sovereign Conference

Thursday, November 8, 2018

November 2018

Turn Outlooks into Insights

16 Cities | 4 weeks

16 January 2018 - 9 February 2018

Conference

Global Sovereign Conference

thursday, November 08, 2018
london

Global Sovereign Conference

Thursday, November 8, 2018
November 2018
Merchant Taylors' Hall
London
08:30 a.m. - 12.45 p.m.

Global Sovereign Conference

Thursday, November 8, 2018
November 2018
Merchant Taylors' Hall
London
08:30 a.m. - 12.45 p.m.

Global Sovereign Conference

Thursday, November 8, 2018
November 2018
Merchant Taylors' Hall
London
08:30 a.m. - 12.45 p.m.

Global Sovereign Conference

Thursday, November 8, 2018
November 2018
Merchant Taylors' Hall
London
08:30 a.m. - 12.45 p.m.

Global Sovereign Conference

Thursday, November 8, 2018
November 2018
Merchant Taylors' Hall
London
08:30 a.m. - 12.45 p.m.

Turn Outlooks into Insights

16 Cities | 4 weeks

16 January 2018 - 9 February 2018

Rising Risks in a Slowing Macro Environment

Discover how trade tensions,geopolitical shifts and the interest rate environment will shape sovereign credit in 2019 and beyond. Join the annual Moody’s conference to hear forward looking views on sovereign creditworthiness across developed and emerging markets.
The conference will provide key sovereign insights and will look deeper into how trade and confidence might challenge the global growth and become a long-lasting trend. Join the conversation to stay on top of the key market drivers.

Why Attend

  • Gain fresh insight on Moody’s Sovereign Outlooks for 2019 that will be released on the week of the conference
  • Assess how exposed are sovereigns to protectionism and if the global trade slowdown is a temporary shift or a permanent change 
  • Get a granular look and your questions answered on specific sovereigns during interactive breakout sessions that will focus on 5 key regions
  • Explore environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration into government bonds and learn how its incorporated into credit analysis

Agenda

08:30      Registration & Coffee 

09:00      Opening Keynote

Overview of Global Sovereign Outlook for 2019  

Yves Lemay, Managing Director, Sovereign Risk

09:25      Spotlight Conversation

Trade, Growth and Sovereign Risk

  • How exposed is global trade to protectionism and lost confidence?
  • What does that mean for global growth prospects?
  • What are the longer-term challenges to multilateralism?
  • What does this all mean for sovereign credit risk?

Led by Alastair Wilson, Managing Director, Global Sovereign Risk  

Robert B. Koopman, Chief Economist and Director, WTO

10:10      Spotlight on ESG

Decoding Sustainability and Sovereign Credit

  • Is carbon transition a threat to oil exporters’ credit profiles?
  • How is physical climate change captured in our
    ratings?
  • To what extent can weak governance constrain
    sovereign ratings?
  • How will population aging shape sovereign credit
    trends in Europe?

Led by Rahul Ghosh, Senior Vice President - ESG and Green Bonds

Lucie Villa, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Sovereign Risk 

Steffen Dyck, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Sovereign Risk

10:40      Networking & Coffee Break

 11:00      Regional Breakout Sessions – Each Session will be run 2 times

Round 1: 11:00 - 11:50

Round 2: 11:55 - 12:45

Stream 1: Europe and UK
  • Growth outlook amid risks of a “trade war” with the US
  • Fiscal outlook and political risks
  • Euro area periphery: More rating upgrade potential?
  • Five months to go before Brexit day

Led by Dietmar Hornung, Associate Managing Director, Sovereign Risk

Kathrin Muehlbronner, Senior Vice President, Sovereign Risk

Stream 2: Middle East and Africa: Commodity cycles, reform efforts and political maneuvering
  • Fiscal challenges: Elevated deficits, rising debt burdens, reform challenges and revenue mobilization difficulties
  •  Diversification efforts, improving the business environment, and fostering private investment and entrepreneurialism
  • Elections, long-standing incumbents, dynasties, social pressures, and the linkages with
    sovereign creditworthiness

Led by Matt Robinson, Associate Managing Director, Sovereign Risk

Alexander Perjessy, Vice President - Senior Analyst, Sovereign Risk

Lucie Villa, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Sovereign Risk

Stream 3: CEE, Russia and Turkey
  • CEE: Balancing growth dynamics with structural & institutional challenges
  • Turkey: Continuing Erosion of institutional Strength
  • Russia: Growing evidence of institutional Strength and of economic and fiscal resiliency

Led by Evan Wohlmann, Vice President – Senior Analyst, Sovereign Risk

Heiko Peters, Assistant Vice President – Analyst, Sovereign Risk

Stream 4: APAC, US and LATAM
  • United States: Credit impact of rising debt and protectionism
  • Latin America: Medium-term implications of Political Tremors
  • China: Balancing deleverating and offsetting trade headwinds

Led by Mauro Leos-Lopez, Associate Managing Director, Sovereign Risk

Sarah Carlson, Senior Vice President, Sovereign Risk

12:45     Close of the Conference

 

Moody's Speakers

Yves Lemay

Managing Director

Sovereign Risk Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Sovereign Risk Group

Managing Director

Yves Lemay

Yves Lemay is currently the Head of the Sovereign Risk Group in the EMEA region. He is responsible for analytical teams covering more than 70 countries and 20 multilateral development banks. During the first half of this decade, he headed the banking group responsible for about 350 financial institutions in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Earlier in his career at Moody’s, Mr. Lemay performed various managerial and analytical functions spanning across regions, industries and sectors.

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Alastair Wilson

Managing Director

Global Sovereign Risk

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Global Sovereign Risk

Managing Director

Alastair Wilson

Alastair Wilson is a Managing Director and Head of Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group. In this capacity, he leads Moody’s global team of sovereign risk analysts, with responsibility for maintaining the quality of Moody’s sovereign ratings and for the analytical leadership Moody’s aims to provide to investors and issuers through its research.

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Dietmar Hornung

Associate Managing Director

Sovereign Risk Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Sovereign Risk Group

Associate Managing Director

Dietmar Hornung

Dietmar Hornung, Associate Managing Director, leads the Sovereign Risk Group’s European team, covering the European countries and the European supranationals. Prior to his appointment as team leader, Dietmar was Moody’s lead analyst on a number of European sovereign credits, including Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, Russia, EU, EFSF and ESM.

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Matt Robinson

Associate Managing Director

Sovereign Risk Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Sovereign Risk Group

Associate Managing Director

Matt Robinson

Matt Robinson manages the Sovereign Risk Group’s Middle East and Africa team producing ratings and research regarding sovereign and supranational creditworthiness in Sub-Saharan Africa and Middle East/North Africa. He is responsible for managing staff located in London, Frankfurt, Dubai and New York.

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Mauro Leos-Lopez

Associate Managing Director, Sovereign Risk Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Associate Managing Director, Sovereign Risk Group

Mauro Leos-Lopez

Mauro has been with Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group since 1996. He is currently the Regional Credit officer for Latin America in charge of a portfolio of credits that includes Brazil, Mexico, Uruguay, and other Latin American countries. As a lead analyst, Mauro is also responsible for regional multilaterals including IADB, CABEI, and FLAR.

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Kathrin Muehlbronner

Senior Vice President

Sovereign Risk Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Sovereign Risk Group

Senior Vice President

Kathrin Muehlbronner

Kathrin joined Moody’s Investors Service in April 2010 as a member of the Sovereign Risk Group. She is the lead analyst for several European Sovereigns, including the UK, Ireland, Greece, Denmark as well as European Multilateral Development Banks such as ESM, EFSF and the EIB.

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Sarah Carlson

Senior Vice President

Sovereign Risk Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Sovereign Risk Group

Senior Vice President

Sarah Carlson

Sarah is responsible for a portfolio of credits that includes the United States, France, Spain, Belgium, Slovenia, and Sweden. She is also one of the Sovereign Risk Group’s global spokespeople. She joined Moody’s in 2009 after completing a Sloan Fellowship at the London Business School.

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Rahul Ghosh

Senior Vice President

ESG & Green Bonds

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

ESG & Green Bonds

Senior Vice President

Rahul Ghosh

Rahul Ghosh is a Senior Vice President in Moody’s global Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Green Bonds team. In this capacity, Rahul coordinates the company’s thematic and educational research and outreach initiatives on the impact of ESG considerations for global credit markets. Rahul also serves as a senior analyst for Moody’s Green Bond Assessments (GBAs), which evaluate the effectiveness of an issuer’s approach to managing, administering, allocating proceeds to and reporting on environmental projects financed with green bonds.

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Steffen Dyck

Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Sovereign Risk Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Sovereign Risk Group

Steffen Dyck

Steffen Dyck is a Vice President – Senior Credit Officer in Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group. Based in Frankfurt, he is the lead analyst for a portfolio of European sovereigns and multilateral institutions.

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Lucie Villa

Vice President – Senior Credit Officer

Sovereign Risk Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Sovereign Risk Group

Vice President – Senior Credit Officer

Lucie Villa

Lucie is the lead analyst for several Sub-Saharan African sovereigns and supranational issuers and is a senior member of Moody’s Africa Sovereign Ratings team. Lucie holds a postgraduate degree in Probability and Statistics from a French Engineering School (ENSAI) and a Master’s degree in Economics from the Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

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Alexander Perjessy

Vice President - Senior Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Vice President - Senior Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group

Alexander Perjessy

Alexander Perjéssy is Vice President – Senior Analyst at the Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group. Based in Dubai, he has lead analyst responsibilities for a number of sovereigns in the Middle East, including most of the Gulf Cooperation Council member states and several regional multilateral institutions.

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Evan Wohlmann

Vice President - Senior Analyst

Sovereign Risk Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Sovereign Risk Group

Vice President - Senior Analyst

Evan Wohlmann

Evan is responsible for a portfolio of credits in Eastern and Southern Europe that includes Portugal, Hungary, Estonia and Serbia. He joined Moody’s in 2015 after a varied career in the UK public and private sector.

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Heiko Peters

Assistant Vice President - Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Assistant Vice President - Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group

Heiko Peters

Heiko Peters is an Assistant Vice President - Analyst in Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group, and is based in the Frankfurt office. He has Lead Analyst responsibilities for a number of European sovereigns and supra-nationals, producing ratings and research related to their creditworthiness.

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Further Information

Moody's Events

Simona Fautré

Manager - MIS Events & Outreach

+44-207-772-1480

simona.fautre@moodys.com

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