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EU bond issuance and the impact on the derivatives landscape

The panel

  • Moderated by: Lee Bartholomew, Head of Fixed Income Product Research and Development (R&D), Eurex
  • Jutta Frey-Hartenberger, Fixed Income Product R&D, Eurex
  • Natacha Hilger, Relationship Manager, European Debt Management Offices, Deutsche Bank
  • Jovita Razauskaite, Portfolio Manager, Green Bonds, NN Investment Partners

After the successful launch of the first tranche of Support to Mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (Sure) Bonds and the overwhelming interest from market participants, making it likely to upsize issuance without much difficulty. The European Union will thus become not only the largest supranational issuer in Europe and the world, but also one of the largest pan-European issuing entities. It will also become the largest global issuer of green bonds.

This webinar explores the implications of EU bond issuance, how it impacts the derivatives market, and the opportunities and challenges a relatively fast pace of new debt issuance has created for market participants.

Topics discussed:

  • Overview of the overall programme, the Sure scheme and the impact of Covid-19
  • Whether the new green bonds can set a new standard for the European environmental, social and governance market
  • The impact of Next Generation EU (NGEU) Bonds on the European fixed income landscape
  • Whether the futures market can support soon-to-be-launched NGEU Bonds
  • How this will affect trading volumes of existing European fixed income futures.

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