The 2023 IIF Global Debt and Financial Stability Roundtable, generously sponsored by Fitch Ratings, was held in Washington, D.C. on Friday, April 14, alongside the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings. 

As in previous years, this event brought 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 focused on recent developments in global sovereign debt markets and risks to financial stability. This year’s roundtable featured expert speakers and offered 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 was closed to the press and was held under the Chatham House Rule. Please reach out to Helene Hatfield at [email protected] for assistance.

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
<b>Yi Gang</b>
People’s Bank of China