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Chatham Financial breakfast briefing: Managing the cost of debt
Chair: Sohail Singal, associate director, Chatham Financial
Fiona MacGregor, chief executive, Regulator of Social Housing
Chair: Sarah Williams, editor, Social Housing Magazine
Speakers: Ian Brennan, director of regulation, Scottish Housing Regulator
Chair: Callum Chomczuk, national director (Scotland), CIH
An opportunity to hear from funders and lenders about their views on the sector. What are they focussing on? Unsecured credit facilities, ESG loans, pensions investment and global investment – is housing still seen as a ‘safe haven’ to investors. Take this opportunity to question the sector’s most prominent investors.
Phil Elvy, executive director of finance, Great Places Housing Group
With declining credit and viability profiles – how do registered providers ensure that investors are kept on board with the changing journey and manage expectations.
Chair: Luke Cross, director (London), Social
A roundtable exploring how the valuation of social impact can enhance the ESG agenda in social housing.
Hosted by Andrew van Doorn, chief executive, HACT
With changes to the infrastructure levy, shared ownership and leasehold changes and movements away from section 106, what is the impact of these and other policy changes on delivery approaches and future income and what does future success look like? What and how are organisations planning to develop and is there a place for MMC to deliver at volume?
Chair: Paul Rickard, chief financial officer, Pocket Living
Housing to 2040 sets out a vision for housing in Scotland to 2040 and a route map to get there. It aims to deliver our ambition for everyone to have a safe, good quality and affordable home that meets their needs in the place they want to be. But how realistic are these ambitions, how can they be met and, who fits the bill to deliver?
Chair: Andrew Kilpatrick, director of assets, Caledonia Housing Association
This session discusses some of the most recent routes to markets, in particular the rise of the EMTN programme. Who are the newest investors and what do HA’s need to do to access? What are the processes for implementing a sustainability framework and where are the opportunities under this relatively new route to market?
Chair: Piers Williamson, chief executive, The Housing Finance Corporation
Chair: Simon Jones, executive director of finance, Coastal Housing