|By Marketwired .||
|May 7, 2014 02:00 AM EDT||
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/07/14 -- Today, BMO Capital Markets will host its inaugural Energy Summit in London. The Summit will bring together Oil & Gas companies and investors from Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to discuss and debate key issues facing the industry today.
"BMO Capital Markets has made a significant commitment to grow its presence in the EMEA Energy markets, and we plan for this inaugural London Energy Summit to become a key calendar event for the industry," said Shane Fildes, Global Head of Energy at BMO Capital Markets.
"We are delighted by the quality of companies and investors who have signed up to attend our first Summit," said Rupert Newall, Head of Energy, EMEA, BMO Capital Markets.
Panel discussions will address the following themes:
-- Frontier and Emerging Exploration -- Valuations of Exploration and Production (E&P) companies -- Oil & Gas opportunities in Kurdistan -- Unconventionals in the EMEA region
The Summit agenda will also include technical teach-in sessions given by our London-based geoscience Acquisitions & Divestitures team.
"The valuation and performance of the E&P sector are critical for corporates that are considering accessing equity markets and to institutional investors' appetite to participate in the sector," said Neil Haycock, Head of UK Corporate Broking & ECM, BMO Capital Markets and moderator of the panel on valuations. "We will examine the current market and trends from both a corporate and institutional viewpoint."
Summit panelists will also feature BMO's Oil & Gas research team in London. Iain Reid, Brendan Warn and David Round initiated research coverage of 37 EMEA oil and gas stocks last month.
BMO Capital Markets now has 14 analysts in London and North America covering 235 companies in the Energy sector, making its research coverage among the most comprehensive of any investment bank.
About BMO Capital Markets
BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service North American financial services provider. With more than 2,300 employees operating in 16 North American offices and 29 worldwide, BMO Capital Markets offers corporate, institutional and government clients access to a complete range of investment and corporate banking products and services. BMO Capital Markets is a member of BMO Financial Group (NYSE: BMO)(TSX: BMO), one of the largest diversified financial services providers in North America with US $593 billion total assets and more than 45,500 employees at January 31, 2014.