The 2023 IIF Global Debt and Financial Stability Roundtable, generously sponsored by Fitch Ratings, will be held in Washington, D.C. on Friday, April 14, alongside the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings. In-person registration for this event is at capacity; please register below to join us online.

As in previous years, this event will bring together senior public officials from both mature and emerging market economies, leaders from the private financial sector, and senior representatives from international financial institutions and academics. High-level discussions will focus on recent developments in global sovereign debt markets and risks to financial stability. This year’s roundtable will feature expert speakers and offer participants the opportunity to ask questions and share comments on key topics including:

Finding a Collaborative Approach to Sovereign Debt Sustainability Challenges
Global Debt in a Rising Rate Environment
Unlocking the Power of Blended Finance to Support Transition

Please note this event will be closed to the press and will be held under the Chatham House Rule. Registration for in-person attendance is strictly by invitation and for public sector representatives. Please reach out to Helene Hatfield at [email protected] for assistance.


All attendees must comply with the COVID-19 guidelines of the local jurisdiction and event venue at the time of the event. This may include social distancing, the wearing of face coverings, hand sanitation, health attestation, or other health and safety precautions. We will notify attendees of the specific protocols prior to the event.  

If, during the 10 days prior to the event, you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, or have symptoms of COVID-19 which include fever, congestion, cough, and shortness of breath among other symptoms, we ask that you not attend the event in-person.

By registering for the event, you acknowledge that even diligent efforts to follow public health guidance and orders cannot guarantee that attendees will not contract the virus that causes COVID-19 at the event, and that you are participating in the event at your own risk and will comply with local government health guidelines and venue safety protocol.

Program Agenda

Featured Speakers

<b>Faheen Allibhoy</b>
Managing Director and Head of the Development Finance Institution
J.P. Morgan
<b>Jan Friederich</b>
Managing Director, Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa Sovereign Ratings
Fitch Ratings
<b>Anne-Laure Kiechel</b>
Founder & CEO
Global Sovereign Advisory
<b>Jean Lemierre</b>
Chairman of the Board of Directors
BNP Paribas
<b>Isabelle Mateos y Lago</b>
Managing Director, Global Head of Official Institutions Group
<b>John Morton</b>
Managing Director, Global Head of Advisory
<b>Brent Neiman</b>
Assistant Secretary for International Finance
U.S. Department of the Treasury
<b>Ed Parker</b>
Managing Director, Global Head of Sovereign Research
Fitch Ratings
<b>Nathan Sheets</b>
Global Chief Economist
<b>Ethiopis Tafara</b>
Chief Risk, Legal & Sustainability Officer and Partnerships
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), World Bank Group
<b>François Villeroy de Galhau</b>
Banque de France
<b>José Viñals</b>
Group Chairman
Standard Chartered Plc
<b>Axel Weber</b>
Center for Financial Studies, Goethe University Frankfurt