Credit Trends - UK

IN-PERSON EVENT | etc.venues County Hall

A New Era: Can inflation, energy, and political risks be contained?

A New Era: Can inflation, energy, and political risks be contained?

Explore tensions between the Bank of England and Downing Street in the context of geopolitical risks and the energy crisis.  
Join the in-person event where you will get more clarity on how global themes will play out in the UK, compared to other markets.  


09:00 - 09:30

Registration & Networking

09:35 - 10:35

Credit Conditions ​

Downing Street, Threadneedle and the High Street dilemma

  • Can stretched sovereign balance sheets contain risks to consumers and utilities?
  • Will inflation expectations become de-anchored from central banks' targets?
  • Which industries and issuers will suffer the greatest collateral damage from the current credit challenges?
10:35 - 10:55

Default & Rating Trends

Defaults and ratings as the credit cycle has turned

  • Rating: Will downgrades continue surpassing upgrades?
  • How are defaults expected to evolve in 2023?
  • Are risks well signaled?
10:55 - 11:25

Networking & Coffee Break

12:05 - 12:40

Climate ​& Net Zero

How will net zero pledges and climate risks reshape economies and capital markets?

  • How does Moody’s analyze transition readiness for companies worldwide? 
  • Why does transition risk matter for credit?
  • How will greater disclosure requirements and data availability help quantify the impact of climate risk on financial markets and the real economy?
12:40 - 13:15

Networking Lunch


Close of the Event

Salman Ahmed Global Head of Macro and Strategic Asset Allocation Fidelity Bio
Neil Williams Chief Economist OMFIF Bio
Laurie Mayers Associate Managing Director, European Banks Moody’s Investors Service Bio
Colin Ellis EMEA Chief Credit Officer and Managing Director, Credit Strategy Moody's Investors Service Bio
Sandra Veseli Managing Director, Corporate Finance Moody's Investors Service Bio
Rahul Ghosh Managing Director – Sustainable Finance Moody’s Investors Service Bio
Joanna Fic Senior Vice President, Infrastructure Finance Moody's Investors Service Bio
Juan M. Licari, Ph.D Managing Director, Predictive Analytics Moody's Analytics Bio
Evan Wohlmann Vice President - Senior Credit Officer, Sovereign Risk Group Moody's Investors Service Bio

Event Details:

Venue Name: etc.venues County Hall

Address: County Hall, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 7PB

Date: February 1, 2023

Time: 09:00 - 13:15 GMT