Future Leaders in Treasury: Demystifying credit ratings

5-7 Carlton Gardens, Stirling Square, London, SW1Y 5AD
17:30 - 20:30, 09 March 2020
Demystifying credit ratings

A credit rating brings a number of benefits including increasing the pool of investors and reducing the cost of borrowing. It also increases the level of confidence that the company’s other stakeholders, including customers, regulators, shareholders, etc., have in the company. 

Whether you are looking at getting a rating for the first time or you are looking to get an additional rating, the relationship you build and maintain with the rating agencies becomes a key consideration.  

This evening will provide a practical case study on what it’s like to get a rating for the first time, as well as discussing ongoing relationship management. We will then look at the impact of the rating on financing. We finish the evening with a panel discussion with the three key credit rating agencies – Fitch, Moody’s and S&P, followed by networking drinks.

This event is for members only and has been developed by the Future Leaders in Treasury group.

The ACT would like to thank Citi for hosting the event.

Date: 9 March 2020

Venue: Citi offices, 5 – 7 Carlton Gardens, Stirling Square, London, SW1Y 5AD

Time: 5.30pm registration for 6pm start


  Time   Session
17:30 Registration


Chair: Emilie Helps, Deputy Treasurer, Eversholt Rail


In conversation: what’s involved when you look at getting your first rating, and what do you need to know about the ongoing management of the agency relationships?

Treasurer: Will Cuthbert, Senior Finance Leader


A discussion on agency engagements and the impact of ratings on financing


Colm Rainey - Head of UK and Ireland Corporate DCM, Arturo Lorente MD - Head of EMEA Financial Strategy & Solutions Group and Ula Malczewska - VP at Citi 


A panel discussion with the key credit rating agencies.


Anjali Sharma  - EMEA Head of Corporates, Business and Relationship Management, Fitch Ratings

Dr. Colin Ellis - Chief Credit Officer, EMEA & Head of UK Managing Director, Credit Strategy, Moody's

Richard Anthony-Smith - Head of Sales Northern Europe and MEA Sales, S&P Global Ratings

19:10 Chair’s close
19:15 Networking drinks
20:30 Close

















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This member event will be held on 9 March 2020 in London.

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