The ICMA Financial Institution Issuer Forum (FIIF) gathers the heads or senior members of the capital raising, funding and treasury departments of ICMA member firms active in capital markets issuance in Europe.

Discussions focus on: industry and regulatory interventions, and their effects on the day-to-day treasury function, primary subscriptions, investor behaviour, spreads and secondary market liquidity; practical matters associated with new issues processes and transaction execution; suitability and development of debt capital markets products and alternative issuance markets as part of treasury strategy; initiatives towards improving market efficiency and liquidity; technical briefings; and information exchange on interesting features of recent deals.

ICMA supports the Financial Institution Issuer Forum through a secretariat based in London, as well as through its other resources and, in particular, its Market Practice and Regulatory Policy team. Direct dialogue between the sell-side, underwriters and the buy-side is encouraged, as to which, ICMA regularly leverages its extensive network and the collective experience of its various committee members to provide relevant expertise.

Membership of the Financial Institution Issuer Forum spans Europe, with members regularly attending the three meetings per year.

The current composition of the FIIF is as follows:

Kris Middleton (Co-chair)    
Lloyds Bank plc

Mark Whelan 
Allied Irish Bank plc

Sarah Boyce    
The Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT)

Redmond O'Leary    
Bank of Ireland

Stuart Frith
Barclays Bank PLC

Ignacio Echevarria

Valérie Brunerie    
BNP Paribas

Antoine Caudrillier

Lorenza Di Cintio
Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A.

Rainer Mastenbroek
Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft

Benthe Leferink
Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A. (trading as Rabobank)

Nadine Fedon    
Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

Bent Callisen  
Danske Bank A/S

Jonathan Blake    
Deutsche Bank AG

Mathieu Midrier
HSBC Bank plc

Fabio Ferrari
Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.

Pawel Szczpaniak
mBank S.A.

Cathy Rallinson

Scott Forrest   
NatWest Markets plc

Maria Härdling
Nordea Bank Abp

Katarzyna Kapeller 
Raiffeisen Bank International AG

Rajneesh Sharma   
RBC Europe Limited

Christopher Heath

Vincent Robillard    
Société Générale S.A.

Anthony Simpson
Tesco Bank

Christopher Chadie

Nicola Gerundino    
UniCredit Bank AG

Matthew Harrison
Virgin Money plc


Katie Kelly
Senior Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy
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