AT1 CoCos: New insights as the asset class hits unprecedented yield levels

Presented by

Lidia Treiber, CFA, Director, Research, WisdomTree and Wim Schoutens, Professor in Financial Engineering, University of Leuve

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As the impact of Covid-19 has significantly impacted many asset classes, AT1 CoCos faced a sharp rise in yields to new highs from the lows seen in January 2020. While the capital ratios of many European banks remain at healthy levels, European bank equities year to date have fallen north of 40% making investors wonder about the health of the European banking system. In this webinar, we are joined by Prof. Wim Schoutens, independent expert advisor to the European Commission and author of several books on Contingent Capital, and Lidia Treiber, CFA, Director of Research at WisdomTree. Together, they will try to demystify the AT1 CoCo asset and explore the investment opportunities within this asset class. The webinar will conclude with a live Q&A session. Join this webinar to discover: • What AT1 CoCos are and why this is of interest to investors • How an investor can better understand the key risks and rewards of AT1 CoCos amid the Covid-19 crisis • Why banks are in better shape during this crisis than in 2008
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