EFFAS-EBC European Bond Commission
The Bond Commission is charged with the examination of matters relating to the markets in fixed income securities in Europe. Its specific objectives are to:
- raise the standard of professional and academic analysis of fixed income securities and their derivatives throughout Europe.
- to encourage developments improving the efficiency of European bond markets.
- to provide authoritative information on the bond markets in Europe.
Since its inception in the mid 1970s the Bond Commission representation has grown steadily throughout Europe and can now offer a unique insight into the structure, composition and current trends in each European market. In view of the broad structure of the fixed income markets, the Commission includes members from professional organisations other than EFFAS.
Through its highly regarded publications programme and its regular meetings held throughout Europe, the European Bond Commission makes an invaluable contribution to the debates and discussions preceding many of the changes in national market practices as they move towards a single European capital market.
The prospectus for the forthcoming London conference of the European Bond Commission which will take place on 19th & 20th October 2015 is available here.
The prospectus for the Luxembourg conference of the European Bond Commission which took place on 9th & 10th February 2015 is available here.
EBC conference in London, 14th&15th October 2013
There was an EFFAS conference on long- term and sustainable finance in London, 14th&15th October 2013.
The conference brought together current thinking and policy on long-term and sustainable finance in Europe. It featured several new research initiatives and findings, such as the Mariana Mazzucato’s “ The Entrepreneurial State”, the OECD’s work on investor experience and attitudes and the CISI/ Long Finance work with the BSI (Formerly British Standards Institute) on the role of standards in finance. In addition, a panel of senior investment personnel discussed their experiences and the practical issues of concern. The agenda and additional information is available HERE.
Paris, 11th & 12th February 2013
The prospectus and most of the presentations of the meeting in Paris, 11th & 12th February 2013, are available here.
Zurich, 8th & 9th October 2012
The presentations and the prospectus of the meeting in Zurich, October 8th & 9th, 2012, are ready for download in the meetings section. The files can be found here.
An Article in Time Magazine re EBC and LIBOR
An article in Time Magazine on LIBOR manipulation makes reference to the fact that the EBC has been talking about what is wrong with LIBOR since 2007.... here is the link to Time Magazine.
In particular, the article refers to a comprehensive presentation by Jean-Francois Borgy at the October 2007 EBC-Meeting in Paris. The presentation can be found here.
Helsinki, 11th & 12th June 2012
Some of the presentations of the Helsinki meeting are available in the meetings section.