IFLR Asia Capital Markets Forum 2018

November 28, JW Marriott Hong Kong

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8.15 Registration

8.50 Welcome from IFLR

9.00 International developments for 2018

  • Obstacles created from imposing tariffs on traded goods
  • China and US – affecting the global market
  • Attracting the US to invest into China
  • Being aware of GDPR and how it has affected cross border data privacy
  • Opportunities in the green finance market – analysing Hong Kong’s Green Bond program

Rebecca Terner Lentchner, head of government relations and public policy APAC, BNY Mellon
Ricco Zhang, director, ICMA
Pius Chong, co-convenor, Asia Pacific Structured Finance Association

10.00 Equity Capital Markets: Hong Kong and beyond

  • State of play of the market: a regional update
  • Hong Kong’s rival: a look into the US market
  • New Economy Companies: the new listing regime for emerging and innovative sectors to list
  • Understanding HKEX’s proposal for dual-class share system

Matthew Bersani, partner, Shearman & Sterling (moderator)
Michael Duignan, senior director, SFC
Colin Law, Asia Capital Markets team leader and partner, Shearman & Sterling

11.00 Networking and coffee break

11.20 Opportunities and challenges in high yield

  • Finding opportunities in Asian high yield markets
  • Analysing the rise in US interest rates and its effect on the bond market
  • A look into NDRC and China’s short term debt

Thomas Kollar, partner, Mayer Brown
Bobby Ladwa, director, legal, Barclays
Anna Xu, head of APAC DCM, legal, JP Morgan
Fredric Teng, head of high yield product group for Greater China & North Asia, Standard Chartered
Jason Elder, partner, Mayer Brown

12.20 Accessing China in 2019 and beyond

  • New trends of AMAC regulation (Asset Management Association of China)
  • Accessing to Chinese Asset Management market
  • Regulatory Changes and Market Developments of China's Private Equity Industry
  • New Asset Management Rules and its effects over Private Equity market

13.20 Networking lunch - exclusively sponsored by:


14.20 Connecting Hong Kong and China

  • The bond connect: what have we learnt in the past year that will improve success in 2019?
  • Stock Connect: working towards inclusion of Weighted Voting Rights companies
  • Enhancements to the model, what is needed to increase positive sentiment to invest
  • What to expect as Southbound comes into play

James O’Sullivan, executive director, head of securities services Hong Kong and head of clearing and custody product gcna, Standard Chartered
Eugenie Shen, managing director, ASIFMA
Joe Zhou, managing director and head of legal department, CCIC

15.10 Maximising impact in debt capital markets

  • Identifying key sectors and jurisdictions for investment returns
  • How documentation terms have changed in 2018
  • Should you be relying on refinancing? The need for liability management
  • China’s NPL Market: tighter rules and classification
  • How to meet CDR requirements

Alexander Shaik, partner and general counsel, ADM Capital
Jonathan Hatch, managing director, Madison Pacific Trust

16.00 Networking and coffee break

16.15 Focus: Emerging Markets

  • Investment opportunities supported by the Belt and Road Initiative
  • What we can learn from Singapore’s ability to establish itself as a key player in capital markets
  • How to sustain long-term capital market growth
  • Developments in REITs in Indonesia
  • A look into foreign investments in India

Bertrand Law, legal, CLSA Capital Partners

17.05 Combating financial crimes

  • Necessitating best practices for corporate governance and self-reporting
  • Hong Kong’s AML/CTF regulatory regime update
  • Improving your due diligence and maintaining an effective program

Shaun Ansell, head of international legal and compliance, GPB Financial Services
Kapil Kirpalani, head of APAC regulatory compliance, HarbourVest
Brian Tang, managing director, Asia Capital Markets Institute
Thomas Ochensberger, chief compliance officer, Asia, HPS Investment Partners

17.55 End of conference





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