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VI Cbonds Emerging Markets Bond Conference: April 6-7, 2017, London. Join the main event on EM bonds!

Cbonds Group is happy to invite you to the next Cbonds Emerging Markets Bond Conference to be held in London on April 6-7, 2017. Save the date in your schedule!

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About the event

Cbonds Emerging Markets Bond Conference is the established annual meeting place for anyone involved in EM bond market! Bringing together over 200 attendees annually, it is the only event where you can take part in engaging discussions with expert speakers and to hold productive meetings and establish new contacts with a wide range of EM investors.

Why to go?

  • To find new opportunities for investing in promising EM assets
  • To make new connections and further relations with Russian and СIS issuers
  • To meet up with peers and discuss current and future market trends

 Who are the participants?

The expected number of participants this year – 200, including UK financial institutions, EM financial institutions and corporations, international rating agencies and infrastructure companies.

This year 60+ companies from buy-side will attend the event.

Among them:

  • Allianz Global Investors
  • Amundi
  • Ashmore Investment Management
  • BlackRock International
  • Gulf International Bank
  • JP Morgan Asset Management
  • Natixis Asset Management
  • PineBridge Investments
  • Pioneer Investments
  • VR Capital Groupe

Full list of current participants is available at

Join us to access the industry’s decisionmakers in one place!

The main topics:

  • The outlook for 2017: inflation, GDP, EM exchange rates. The BRICS countries: performance of macroeconomic indicators.
  • The implications of the new geopolitics – where are the risks for investors?
  • Appeal of markets, sectors and segments. Investment ideas
  • Distinctive features of the EM Eurobond primary market in 1Q2017 and forecasts for 2017
  • Opportunities for euro denominated bond issuance taking into account the EU QE program.
  • Risks to market access for EM issuers in 2017 (Brexit, oil prices, US interest rate hike, geopolitics)
  • Alternative capital: the rise of hybrid, green bonds
  • Emerging markets local debt: China, India, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Argentina
  • Is the expansion of the Chinese bond market laying a foundation for long term growth?
  • Local sovereign debt in Chile, Peru and Colombia
  • How do local currency markets make themselves more attractive to foreign investors?

The full agenda is available at:

Among invited speakers:

  • Sergei Guriev, Chief Economist, EBRD
  • Gunter Deuber, Head of CEE Research, Raiffeisen Bank
  • Sebastien Barbe, Head of EM Research and Strategy, Credit Agricole CIB
  • Michael Ganske, Partner, Head of Emerging Markets, Axa Investment Managers
  • Maxim Vydrine, Portfolio Manager, Amundi Asset Management
  • Brigitte Le Bris, Managing Director, Head of Global FX and EM Fixed Income, Natixis Asset Management
  • Shahzad Hasan, Portfolio Manager, Allianz Global Investors
  • David Saab, Managing Director, JP Morgan
  • Muge Eksi, Managing Director, Unicredit
  • Ranko Milic, Executive Director, Head of CEEMEA DCM, UBS
  • Viktoria Beromelidze, Head of Origination, Debt Capital Markets Centre (EMEA), Bank of China Limited London Branch
  • Qinwei Wang, Economist, Global Asset Allocation Research, Pioneer Investments
  • Ricardo Gomez, Head Fixed Income Latam, Larrain Vial


Sponsor: ICU
With contribution from: MINT, Concorde Capital, FRIGATE Investment Business Service
Supporting Association: ACI Russia
Lead informational Partner: Cbonds
Information Partners: BNE, Debtwire, BMI Research, Finbuzz


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3-7 APRIL 2017


Take advantage of our early bird discount – REGISTER NOW

The 2017 ACI UK Financial Markets and Dealing Simulation Course will take place from 3-7 April 2017 at the Bexleyheath Marriott Hotel, just outside central London.


This unique learning experience, developed and run by industry practitioners, offers a completely immersive and intensive introduction to the world of Foreign Exchange/OTC markets from everyperspective – front, middle and back offices; dealing, brokerage, Prime brokerage; sales and client; regulation and conduct; sell and buy side roles….

An intensive, 5 day residential course, ‘students’ assume the roles of Chief Dealer, Prop Trader and Broker in hands on ‘trading sessions’ in a simulated dealing environment. Lectures and presentations from industry experts provide insight into current regulation, new FX Code of Conduct principles and obligations, technical analysis, risk management, trading psychology, trading relationships, clearing, prime brokerage and other subjects relevant to today’s FX and OTC financial markets.

Register NOW to secure your place on the next Course (and take advantage of the Early Bird discount). 

For more information about the Course, click here. To discuss block bookings for your team, contact

Aðalfundur ACI á Íslandi 2015

Haldinn var aðalfundur ACI þann 25. september 2015 í Hörpu. Um 45 félagsmenn mættu og voru þar fulltrúar allra þeirra banka sem eiga meðlimi í samtökunum.

Geir Oddur Ólafsson, ritari samtakanna, var kjörinn fundarstjóri og var auk þess ritari fundarins. Fór Geir Oddur yfir skýrslu stjórnar og í kjölfarið lagði gjaldkeri samtakanna, Laufey B. Ómarsdóttir fram ársreikning félagsins frá 1. september 2014 til 31. ágúst 2015. Voru þeir samþykktir einróma.

Ekki var kosið til stjórnar að þessu sinni þar sem kosið var til 2 ára á ársfundi félagsins 2014. Sama stjórn situr því næsta starfsár og er skipuð eftirfarandi aðilum:

  • Anna Margrét Guðjónsdóttir, Íslandsbanki
  • Geir Oddur Ólafsson, Landsbanki Íslands
  • Laufey Birna Ólafsdóttir, Seðlabanki Íslands
  • Ólafur Frímann Gunnarsson
  • Ragnar Björn Ragnarsson, Arion Banki
  • Sigurður M. Sólonsson, MP banki

Endurskoðendur félagsins voru endurkjörnir þau Erla Guðmundsdóttir og Sigurður Hermannson bæði frá Seðlabanka Íslands. Samþykkt var að halda félagsgjöldum óbreyttum.

Að loknum hefðbundnum aðalfundarstörfum hélt Már Guðmundsson Seðlabankastjóri erindi. Að því loknu var boðið upp á fordrykk og kvöldverð.

Aðalfundur ACI á Íslandi 2014

Haldinn var aðalfundur ACI þann 19. september 2014 í Hörpu. Um 50 félagsmenn mættu og voru þar fulltrúar allra þeirra banka sem eiga meðlimi í samtökunum.

Ragnar Björn Ragnarsson, ritari samtakanna, var kjörinn fundarstjóri. Ritari fundarins var Ingólfur Áskelsson, gjaldkeri samtakanna. Gjaldkeri samtakanna, Ingólfur Áskelsson lagði fram ársreikning félagsins frá 1. september 2013 til 31. ágúst 2014 og þeir samþykktir einróma.

Stjórnarkjör fór fram og voru eftirfarandi aðilar kjörnir í stjórn:

  • Anna Margrét Guðjónsdóttir, Íslandsbanki
  • Geir Oddur Ólafsson, Landsbanki Íslands
  • Laufey Birna Ólafsdóttir, Seðlabanki Íslands
  • Ólafur Frímann Gunnarsson, Íslandsbanki
  • Ragnar Björn Ragnarsson, Arion Banki
  • Sigurður M. Sólonsson, MP banki

Ragnar Björn Ragnarsson var kjörinn formaður stjórnar. Samþykkt var að fela stjórninni að skipta með sér verkum í kjölfar aðalfundar. Andri Úlfarsson, stjórnandi menntamála hjá samtökunum, kynnti þau námskeið sem hafa verið í boði og verða í haust fyrir félagsmenn og aðra starfsmenn fjármálafyrirtækja.

Að loknum hefðbundnum aðalfundarstörfum var boðið upp á fordrykk og kvöldverð.

Aðalfundur ACI á Íslandi 19. september 2014

Aðalfundur ACI á Íslandi verður haldinn í Björtuloftum á 6. hæð í Hörpunni föstudaginn 19. september kl. 18:30. Á fundinum flytur Heiðar Már Guðjónsson fjárfestir erindi.

Dagskráin er eftirfarandi:

  • Fordrykkur
  • Aðalfundur
  • Heiðar Már Guðjónsson, fjárfestir
  • Þriggja rétta kvöldverður

Tilkynna þarf þátttöku fyrir miðvikudaginn 10. september.




ACI World Congress 2015

Between 3rd and 7th February 2015, ACI Italy is hosting the ACI World Congress 2015, a merge between the 54th ACI World Congress and the 21st Congress ASSIOM FOREX

We are proud to have the pleasure of inviting ACI members and their guests from all over the world to attend a comprehensive program of the most recent questions and trends around the Financial Markets business.
In addition there will be enough time left for discussions and networking during our social events and for a visit of our booming and exciting financial capital.
The Congress, that will take place in the year of Milan EXPO whose theme is „Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life“, will be organised and then certified by RINA SERVICES SpA, on the bases of the sustainble standards in the following selected macro-areas: purchases, transportation, accessibility, congress venue, setting-ups and fittings, catering, hotels, water and energy consumption, waste management, communication and we ask all the congress stakeholders to cooperate with the Organisers in order to attain one of the world’s most recognised sustainability certifications.

Open Letter to ACI National Associations

Dear ACI Member
7 April 2014

It gives me great pleasure to have been appointed as your first professional President of the ACI International. The long history of the ACI, and its deep commitment to ethical behaviour in the OTC markets, is comprised of strong individual membership in our national associations. You are the strength of the ACI, with your ideas, local and global involvement in making our association a truly world-class group. I am honoured to be able to serve you.

While my specific goals and objectives will be set by the Managing Board and the Steering Committee over the coming period, the hard work has already begun. I am committed to assisting with the strengthening of our individual membership internationally, to educating participants in the market about our core values, education programmes, Model Code and a variety of other exciting projects that our members are working on. We have a number of work streams planned that will add to the value of being an ACI member, and more is coming. Our strength is in our diversity of individual activity, our inclusion of all types of market participants and our view that working collectively to the highest possible standards will bring greater results for our industry.

My hope is that I am able to meet as many of our national associations as possible in the coming years, and that I am able to help guide our group to its rightful place as the leading global financial markets association. We have genuine growth opportunities all over the globe. Please continue to work through your national and regional leadership to help us deliver on your needs.

Thank you for the support and commitment you have already shown to this process.

Faithfully yours
Marshall Bailey| CFA
ACI – The Financial Markets AssociationÉ+44 (0) 207 537 6250 (office)
É+44 (0) 7730 457 717 (mobile)

ACI Simulation Course 2014 in Denmark

Hosted by – ACI Forex Denmark for the 7. time at First Hotel Marina, Vedbaek (Copenhagen), Denmark, 29/4 – 2/5 – 2014.

Last time 44 dealers from the World (incl. China) attended the course. The course was a great success so therefore we are glad to invite your members again this year.

Some details:

  • Are you a Spot, Option, Forward, Money Market or Corp. Trader/Analyst ?
  • Have you ever had the opportunity to trade FX, learn and test your skills in a “safe” environment?
  • The ACI Dealing Simulation Course allows delegates to play the role and make trading decisions as a: Treasurer, Trader, Sales person and Broker, and is the only dealing „Simulation“ course of its kind in the world.
  • Do you want to get more insight in:Technical Analysis and learn about Method and Psychology of Trading.
  • Do you want to get more insight in :FX Options, Spot, 3rd. Generation Derivatives, Operational Risk, Risk Management, Regulation and Compliance. In addition to this you can learn all about the role of Central banks.

See the total program from 2012 at our webpage.

ACI Denmark – April 2014 – Brochure

There are a limited number of places available on the course, so please sign up ASAP.

You can attend the course by registering on the website :

More information on this course can be given on this mail : KWL@Danskebank.DK

Thomson Reuters – Connecting Iceland

Thomson Reuters býður ACI meðlimum í léttan kokteil, á fimmtudaginn 26. sept, á Kex Hostel, milli 16:30 og 20:00.

Hvetjum alla félagsmenn til að mæta og blanda geði við kollega sína og fulltrúa Reuters sem verða á svæðinu.  Skráið ykkur endilega HÉR.


As part of Thomson Reuters’ upcoming visit to Iceland would like to invite you to informal after-work with drinks and snacks on Thursday 26 September. No pitch, no marketing, just an after-work with Icelandic financial community.

Entertain yourself with colleagues and people from the market at the Kex Hostel. Drinks and snacks will be served from 16:30 to 20:00. Feel free to stay afterwards!

If you would like to join then please register by clicking HERE.