Global ABS Recap

FIIN’s members were actively engaged at IMM’s Virtual Global ABS. The annual European event which usually takes place in Barcelona in June and has done for 24 years was postponed earlier in the year due the impact of Covid-19, however, the event was transformed to take place online with some 3500 registrants signing up to participate in the 3-day event. A number of FIIN members joined the sessions and several featured on various panels throughout the three-day event.

 

FIIN Speakers Included:
- SME Funding: Oliver Fochler
- ESG Application to the ABS Sector: Joseph Lau
- How Can Capital Markets Union Help Securitisation Contribute to the Recovery?: Manish Kapoor
- SRT Sector Update: Molly Whitehouse & Kaikobad Kakalia
- Asia Pacific Market Update: Ann Rutledge & Kingsley Ong

FIIN exhibited at the event with our own virtual booth, a different take on the usual conference exhibition halls. Although the virtual booth enabled FIIN to utilize the platform to speak with investors and introduce the Fixed Income Investor Network to those who had interest, setting up meetings during the event enhanced the ability to showcase its recent work with the launch of the new website, newsletter and creation of the task forces and formalized committees. This led us to receiving 13 new members from the event all of which were approved by the Membership Committee.

New members include Ope Agbaje, Portfolio Manager, Neuberger Berman, Scott Rosen, Managing Director, Ares Management & Mircea Ungureanu, Portfolio Manager, GIC to name just a few.