In conversation

Interview: Kai Brander, Sp Central Bank

Apr 10th, 2015

The Central Bank of Savings Banks Finland (Sp Central Bank) yesterday (Thursday) mandated an inaugural, senior unsecured bond and here Kai Brander, head of treasury, Sp Central Bank discusses the project.

Interview: Mihkel Hollo, Estonian Banking Association

Mar 20th, 2015
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The Estonian Banking Association (Eesti Pangaliit) is working on a proposal for covered bond legislation that it expects to finalise soon, ahead of submission to the ministry of finance for official drafting. Mihkel Hollo, head of the covered bond working group at the association and project manager at Swedbank in Tallinn, discusses developments in Estonia.

Ralf Burmeister, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management

Feb 27th, 2015
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Nordic FIs & Covered spoke to Ralf Burmeister, senior portfolio manager, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, about his views on Nordic banks, covered bonds and regulations.

Interview: Stein Stein Sjølie, Finance Norway

Jan 9th, 2014
Stein Sjølie, Finance Norway

Stein Sjølie, director at Finance Norway, on home-grown initiatives to boost secondary market liqudity, the importance of top tier LCR status for covered bonds, and more.

Interview: Thomas Östros, Swedish Bankers’ Association

Sep 26th, 2013
Thomas Ostros, managing director at the Swedish Bankers Association

Thomas Östros, managing director at the Swedish Bankers’ Association, spoke to Nordic FIs & Covered about the state of the Swedish banking sector, risks stemming from the NSFR, the potential for regulatory overreach, and more.

Interview: Louise Bergström, SBAB

Sep 5th, 2013
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We spoke to SBAB head of investor relations Louise Bergström after the launch of its recent senior unsecured benchmark, and discussed the issuer’s overall funding plans with respect to ALM, covered bonds and regulation.

Interview: Ane Arnth Jensen, Realkreditrådet

Jun 27th, 2013
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Ane Arnth Jensen, managing director of the Association of Danish Mortgage Banks (Realkreditrådet), spoke to Nordic FIs & Covered about regulatory issues that could impact Denmark’s system.

Interview: Timo Ruotsalainen, Aktia

May 30th, 2013
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Timo Ruotsalainen, managing director, Aktia Real Estate Mortgage Bank, gave Nordic FIs & Covered an update about the Finnish group’s switch to issuing directly out of Aktia Bank, and discussed other developments.

Interview: Ralf Burmeister, DeAWM

Apr 25th, 2013
Ralf Burmeister, Senior Portfolio Manager for Covered Bonds, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM)

Ralf Burmeister, senior portfolio manager for covered bonds at DeAWM, spoke to Nordic FIs & Covered about welcome regulatory moves in the Nordic region and more.

Interview: Per Tunestam, SBAB

Apr 18th, 2013
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Per Tunestam, treasurer, SBAB spoke to Nordic FIs & Covered after the launch of it’s senior unsecured benchmark this week, discussing modifications to its funding strategy and new regulations.