+ 10:00 am - 11:00 am Washington, D.C
+ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm London
+ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Brussels
We were delighted to partner with Fitch Ratings for the launch of our latest Global Debt Monitor: Debt in the Time of Geopolitics on May 18. As the Russia-Ukraine war disrupts global economic recovery, higher energy and commodity prices continue to stoke inflationary pressures—weighing on economic growth prospects and exacerbating balance sheet vulnerabilities for both sovereign and corporate borrowers. At the same time, rising geopolitical risks make international policy coordination increasingly difficult, including on global sovereign debt policy as well as on energy, climate, and sustainability issues.
This online event offered fresh perspectives on growing debt-related strains across key emerging and developing economies as the Fed rate hike cycle continues and other major central banks contemplate tighter monetary policy, pushing up borrowing costs. The discussion also considered the potential impact of higher geopolitical risk on debt sustainability, as well as broader implications for climate policy, net zero commitments and fast-growing ESG debt markets.
We presented highlights from the new IIF Global Debt Monitor, followed by an expert panel discussion of key challenges for investors, borrowers, and policymakers.
Welcome and Introduction:
+ Clay Lowery,?Executive Vice President, Research and Policy, IIF
Presentation – Highlights of the IIF Global Debt Monitor:
+ Emre Tiftik,?Director, Sustainability Research, IIF
+ Ian Clark, Partner, White & Case LLP
+ Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, Global Policy Initiatives, IIF (Moderator)
+ Michele Napolitano, Head of Developed Europe Sovereigns, Fitch Ratings
+ Luis Oganes, Managing Director, Head of Currencies, Commodities and Emerging Markets Research, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co
+ Sergei Strigo, Co-Head of Emerging Markets Debt, Amundi
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