Sponsors & Exhibitors


To explore exhibition and sponsorship opportunities please contact:
Fleurise Luder
fluder@sifma.org
+44 (0)20 7743 9361

Platinum Sponsors

 The Royal Bank of Scotland

Founded in 1727, The Royal Bank of Scotland is one of the foremost financial services groups globally. Our operations span retail banking, corporate and commercial banking, financial markets activities, wealth management and insurance. Across the group, we are committed to developing relationships that last, enabling our clients to make better, more informed financial decisions. The Group serves more than 40 million customers worldwide through brands including The Royal Bank of Scotland and RBS Coutts internationally, NatWest in the UK, Citizens and Charter One in the United States and other well known financial services providers. RBS is banking partner to many key organisations and the solutions we offer make us an integral part of the financial world.


Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Weil Gotshal is one of a small handful of firms that has a balance of market-leading restructuring and private equity capabilities with an the international framework of consistently high quality offices. The firm has 1,300 lawyers, including 300 partners, in 21 cities throughout the US, Europe and Asia. Nearly 25% of the firm’s lawyers are based in Europe.

Networking Reception Host


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White & Case LLP is a leading global law firm with lawyers in 36 offices in 25 countries. We provide counsel and representation in virtually every area of law that affects cross-border business. Whether in established or emerging markets, the hallmark of White & Case is our complete dedication to the business priorities and legal needs of our clients.
www.whitecase.com


Registration Sponsor

Jefferies

Jefferies, a major global securities and investment banking group, has served companies and their investors for over 45 years. With operations in more than 25 cities around the world, London serves as the headquarters for Jefferies International Limited, Jefferies operating subsidiary in Europe and Asia. Jefferies provides capital markets and financial advisory services, institutional brokerage, securities research and asset management to a diverse range of corporate clients and institutional investors. 
 

Gold Sponsors


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An international firm from its creation, Cleary Gottlieb is a worldwide single partnership with a long tradition of excellence and innovation in creating new financial products, and in adapting financial products to new markets across the globe and to changing market conditions. Partners work on cross border restructuring and leveraged finance transactions from offices in New York, Washington, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Brussels, Rome, Milan, Moscow and Hong Kong.


Eaton Vance 

Eaton Vance Management has earned the confidence and trust of investors for more than eight decades and now holds a prominent place in the financial services industry. Our compelling combination of tradition, experience, innovation and performance has helped make Eaton Vance the investment manager of choice for many of today’s institutional investors. Eaton Vance Management (EVM or the Company) is an SEC registered investment adviser with its headquarters located in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

ECR- European Credit Management

European Credit Management Limited (ECM) provides its global institutional client base with actively managed exposure to the European high yield markets through a range of diversified credit and dedicated leveraged loan strategies. With €12.3bn in client funds under management (as of September 2009), ECM has been an active participant in the European high yield market since the firm's inception in 1999, and in the Leveraged Loan and Mezzanine markets since 2004. Our team of highly experienced investment professionals applies a rigorous, fundamental research-based approach across all European credit asset classes in order to generate excess returns for our clients.


Fitch Ratings

Fitch Ratings is a global ratings agency committed to providing the World's markets with independent, timely and prospective credit options. Fitch Ratings is headquartered in New York and London and is part of the Fitch Group, a majority-owned subsidiary of Fimalac, S.A., headquartered in Paris, France. For additional information visit www.fitchratings.com or www.fimalac.com


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We are one of Europe’s best and most experienced high yield teams, working with underwriters, issuers and private equity sponsors on arange of high yield, leveraged finance and restructuring transactions across Europe, Russia and the former CIS and Asia. International Financial Law Review rates us as one of the top high yield firms in Europe, citing feedback calling us ‘the pick of the bunch’ among UK firms.


Gleacher Shacklock

Gleacher Shacklock is an independent corporate finance advisory firm, owned by its partners and offering the highest quality corporate, strategic, financial and restructuring advice to our clients. These clients include major public and privately owned companies, mutual organisations and the private equity and infrastructure community.


Linklaters 

Linklaters LLP specialises in advising the world's leading companies, financial institutions and governments on their most important and challenging transactions and assignments. With offices in 26 major business and financial centres in 19 countries, we deliver an outstanding service to our clients anywhere in the world.

 

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Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, an international law firm operating from ten offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia, provides a full and integrated range of legal services to leading commercial, industrial and financial enterprises, as well as to institutions, individuals and government.

 

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service's ratings and analysis track debt covering more than 100 sovereign nations, 11,000 corporate issuers, 26,000 public finance issuers, and 110,000 structured finance obligations. Moody's is a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO). Additional information is available at www.moodys.com.


Paul Weiss
Paul, Weiss’s European Practice focuses on three of the firm's core practice areas, including capital market transactions involving European and other non-U.S. issuers, private equity/private M&A transactions in Europe and cross-border public M&A transactions. The practice complements the firm's full-service capabilities offered through its U.S. and Asia offices, and utilizes its full range of capabilities, providing seamless global legal services.

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At the core of Societe Generale's universal banking business model, the Corporate & Investment Bank is a well-diversified and leading player with 12 000 professionals present in over 40 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. Standing by its clients across sectors, the Corporate & Investment Bank tailors solutions for them by capitalising on its worldwide expertise in investment banking, global finance and global markets. www.sgcib.com


Silver Sponsors

Clifford Chance

International law firm Clifford Chance combines the highest global standards with local expertise. Leading lawyers from different backgrounds and nationalities come together as one firm, offering unrivalled depth of legal resources across the key markets of the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

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Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP is widely recognized as one of the pre-eminent law firms in the world. Cravath regularly advises corporate and financial institution clients on a variety of capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate, commercial banking, SEC compliance and restructuring matters. Cravath was founded in 1819 and maintains offices in New York and London.


Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is an international full-service law firm with 27 offices and over 2,100 lawyers worldwide. The firm has grown into one of the World's premier business law firms having built international recognised practices in a wide spectrum of corporate, finance, transactional litigation and regulatory areas. 


Standard & Poors

 Standard & Poor’s, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is the world’s foremost provider of financial market intelligence, including independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data.
Standard & Poor’s is an essential part of the world’s financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for more than 140 years in providing investors with the independent benchmarks they need to feel more confident about their investment and financial decisions.
Standard & Poor’s now rates more than $13 trillion in bonds and other financial obligations of obligors in more than 50 countries. Standard & Poor’s role in the financial markets is reinforced with approximately 8,500 employees, including wholly owned affiliates and an office network based in 23 world financial centers. For more information, visit www.sandprecoveryratings.com


Exhibitors



Bloomberg     Bloomberg is the leading global provider of data, news and analytics. The BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL® service and Bloomberg's media services provide real-time and archived financial and market data, pricing, trading, news and communications tools in a single, integrated package to corporations, news organizations, financial and legal professionals and individuals around the world. For more information, visit www.bloomberg.com

 

DebtXplained

DebtXplained provides a summary of the key terms of European High Yield bond issues. These are presented in standard format allowing easy access and comparability. Subscribers can use “click throughs” to read the relevant provisions of the related OM.
Subscribers have access to a data base of past deals.
DXP – an essential diligence tool.

 

 

 Irish Stock Exchange

The Irish Stock Exchange is a key element of the financial infrastructure of Ireland. In recent years the ISE developed into a dynamic and responsive specialist exchange with a particular expertise in the area of complex debt securities, including high yield deals. The ISE has established a leading position globally in the listing of investment funds and specialist debt securities. For more information, visit: www.ise.ie