Covered bonds are an important part of the financing of the mortgage and public sector markets in Europe. Furthermore the asset class represents an important source of term funding for banks. Therefore a thriving covered bond market is essential for the future of the European banking sector and European citizens’ possibility to finance house loans at a reasonable rate.
The ICMA AMIC Covered Bond Investor Council was an investor driven organisation, independent of both issuers and the market, which ICMA supported with secretariat and administrative services. Covered bond issuers and traders have their own organisations to represent their views. Investors need to ensure that their views are made known and interests protected at an early stage in every industry discussion.
The CBIC represented investors interested in the European covered bond market.
Working groups are established from time to time to deal with specific questions and matters arising which are relevant to the group. These include a Liquidity Working Group, managed by Claus Tofte
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