IFLR Asia Capital Markets Forum 2018

November 28, JW Marriott Hong Kong

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Speakers who are attending the IFLR Asia Capital Markets Forum 2018 :

Carmen Ling

Carmen Ling - Standard Chartered
managing director - global head, RMB internationalisation/Belt & Road
Standard Chartered

Carmen Ling is managing director, Global Head of RMB Internationalisation / Belt & Road for Corporate and Institutional Banking of Standard Chartered Bank.

Ling joined SCB in May 2013 as the Global Head of RMB Solutions. In this role Ling works closely with our bankers and product partners to deliver application-focused RMB solutions to our clients and leads our RMB Solutions team globally to build connectivity with our client base across financial hubs in various parts of the world. Recently in July 2018, Ling was entrusted with expanded responsibility to have a global oversight on how we deliver SCB's unique network and capabilities to our clients under the context of the Belt & Road Initiative.   

Ling has close to 25 years banking experience, all with Citi prior to joining Standard Chartered in May 2013.  She has extensive experience across client coverage, transaction banking, RMB and network strategy. She held a variety of senior positions at Citi including Head, Global Transaction Services for Hong Kong, Corporate Client Coverage Head for Global Transaction Services and Real Estate Head for Citi HK.  She was also a Senior Credit Officer of Citi.

Alexander Shaik

Alexander Shaik - ADM
partner and general counsel
ADM Capital

He has over 15 years legal and commercial experience working on corporate and structured finance transactions. Shaik has been involved in innovative capital markets transactions in most Asia jurisdictions, including China, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, Japan, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Australia and New Zealand.

Before joining ADM Capital, hewas employed in the Hong Kong office of the US law firm, Sidley Austin, and he has also worked with the Tokyo office of UK magic circle firm, Allen & Overy.

Shaik's role as General Counsel involves supervising legal, regulatory and transactional issues arising in respect of the ADM Capital Group's investments in Asia and Europe, and covering ADM Capital's seven offices in Hong Kong, Mumbai, Istanbul, Almaty, Kiev, Moscow and London.

Joe Zhou

Joe Zhou - CICC
managing director and head of legal department
ADM Capital

Jiaxing Zhou is the Head of the Legal Department of China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Limited. He is also the joint company secretary of its parent company, China International Capital Corporation, which is listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

His team support, among others, the Investment Banking and Private Equity Divisions of CICC outside Mainland China, covering Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets, M&A Advisory and Private Equity business.

Zhou has over 18 years of experience advising on capital markets, corporate transactions and dispute resolutions in China, London and Hong Kong. Prior to joining CICC, Zhou worked in an international law firm in Hong Kong

Kapil Kirpalani

Kapil Kirpalani - Harbour Vest
head of APAC regulatory compliance

Kapil Kirpalani joined KKR in 2017 and serves as the Firm's Chief Compliance Officer for the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to joining KKR, Kirpalani was at HarbourVest Partners where he was responsible for the legal/compliance coverage of the funds, secondaries and direct co-investing businesses across Asia. He was previously with Ortus Capital Management and Pacific Harbor Capital (a Citigroup affiliate) where he covered a broad range of businesses including currency trading and special situations, debt & equity investments. He began his career in private practice. Kirpalani holds an LL.B.(with honors), an LL.M. and has completed further business studies at the University of Cambridge.

Pius Chong

Pius Chong - APSFA

Pius Chong is co-convenor of Asia Pacific Structured Finance Association. He has 25 years of experience in investment banking, legal, regulatory, compliance and other risk management areas. He was Managing Director and held senior roles and leadership positions at HSBC including Head of Capital Financing Hong Kong, Head of Transaction Management, Capital Financing Asia Pacific and Head of Transaction Management, DCM Asia Pacific working with a wide array of clients, colleagues and stakeholders across Asia and beyond with multi-product exposure through various economic cycles. He spent his career in banking and law in London, Singapore and Hong Kong. He was recognised by International Financial Law Review Asia (IFLR) with its "Outstanding In-house Contribution" special award.

Pius is active in industry bodies and has chaired various committees or working groups of market associations and industry bodies, including International Capital Market Association, Asia (ICMA), Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA), Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA) and Singapore Investment Banking Association (SIBA).

Rebecca Lentchner

Rebecca Lentchner - BNY mellon
head of government relations and public policy APAC 
BNY Mellon

Rebecca Terner Lentchner heads Government Relations and Public Policy Asia Pacific for the global Office of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs at BNY Mellon and is based in Hong Kong. In this recently created position, she provides regular updates on the global regulatory reform agenda and its potential impacts in the region to the company's business leaders, Asian regulators, market supervisors, policy makers and regional trade/business associations.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Lentchner ran the Policy and Regulatory Affairs team at Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA), served as a New Directions Returnship Fellow at Goldman Sachs and held policy roles in the US Congress, industry and not-for-profit organizations. Lentchner is currently serving as the Chair of the Financial Services Committee and co-Chair of Advocacy for the Women of Influence Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong, a Strategic Advisor to Lesbians in Finance (LIF), and a Board Member of the Hong Kong based charity KELY. Lentchner was formerly a Member of the Board of Directors and on the Steering Committee of the Women in Finance Asia (WiFA).

Ricco Zhang

Ricco Zhang - ICMA
director APAC
International Capital Market Association

Ricco Zhang is Director, Asia Pacific of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) based in Hong Kong. Zhang is responsible for ICMA's development in Greater China and works very closely with regulators, financial institutions and other organizations who are active at the capital markets in the region to promote and maintain the best market practice. He has previously worked for international law firms, investment banks and other financial institutions engaged in capital market transactions and mergers & acquisitions in Asia and has extensive experience as a market practitioner. Zhang graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong.

Brian Tang

Brian Tang  - ACMI
managing director
Asia Capital Markets Institute

Brian W Tang is founder and managing director of Asia Capital Markets Institute (ACMI), an inclusive platform for global thought leadership, industry-wide consensus building and transformational technology, educational and policy solutions, with a fintech focus on Online Capital Marketplaces, Regtech and AI governance. 

Brian is co-chair of Fintech Association of Hong Kong's RegTech Committee and on IEEE Global AI Ethics Initiative's Policy Committee. Brian is one of six instructors on Asia's first Fintech MOOC that now has over 28,000 learners in every country around the globe. Brian has also been recently appointed as adjunct associate professor and founding executive director to spearhead Hong Kong University's interdisciplinary Law, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (LITE) programme.

Brian was a corporate finance lawyer who was previously at global investment bank Credit Suisse in Hong Kong, and at Wall Street law firm Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and Silicon Valley. Brian was formerly a HKCCA ExCo member.

Eugenie Shen

Eugenie Shen - ASIFMA
managing director
Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets

Eugenie Shen is Managing Director and Head of Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA)'s Asset Management Group which advocates the views and interests of Asia asset managers at local, regional and global levels. Shen is a U.S. trained lawyer with more than 30 years of private practice and in-house legal experience across a wide range of institutions, industries and jurisdictions spanning Asia, the United States, Europe and Latin America. As a former managing director and chief legal officer of PineBridge Investments (the former AIG Investments) in Asia ex-Japan and general counsel of Morningside Technologies, Shen has a wealth of experience in retail and private fund formations, distributions, investments, and investment advisory/management issues. Her other former positions include being head of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange's China Listing Unit, vice president and senior associate counsel at Chase Manhattan Bank's head office in New York and associate at Shearman & Sterling. Shen is a member of the New York Bar and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

Shaun Ansell

IH_Shaun Ansell - GPB Financial Services
head of legal and compliance
GPB Financial Services

Shaun Ansell is currently Head of Legal and Compliance Asia Pacific for GPB Financial Services, a 100% subsidiary of Gazprombank based in Hong Kong since June 2016. Before this, he was managing director and the designated compliance officer (DCO) for the Asia Pacific region for Moodys. His geographic responsibility included Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, Singapore, PRC, South Korea and India and he was based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Moody's, Ansell was the managing director and head of legal and compliance for Mizuho Securities Asia for five years. Ansell spent his years with Mizuho working out of their Hong Kong location.

Anna Xu

Anna Xu
head of APAC DCM, legal
JP Morgan

Anna Xu is currently the head of APAC DCM legal at JP Morgan. Prior to joining JP Morgan, she was senior in-house lawyer at Barclays in Hong Kong for five years. She started her legal career with Davis Polk and worked in their New York, Frankfurt and Hong Kong offices for eight years.

Fredric Teng

head of high yield product group, greate China
Standard Chartered

Fredric Teng has over 20 years experience in capital markets. He joined Standard Chartered Bank in April 2015 as Head of High Yield Product Group for Greater China. Prior to that, he was with Oracle Capital for 5 years, a multi-award winning credit hedge fund he co-foundered, based in Hong Kong.

Teng started his career at Lehman Brothers in 1995 as a credit bond trader in London, before moving to Tokyo and finally settling in Hong Kong. His last position at Lehman Brothers was as Head of Bond Syndicate for Asia (including Japan).

Teng graduated with a Bachelors of Law degree from King's College, University of London.

Thomas Ochensberger

chief compliance officer
HPS Investment Partners

Thomas Ochensberger is a Vice President at HPS Investment Partners and is responsible for the Compliance oversight of HPS’ Asia operations. Prior to joining HPS in 2017, Ochensberger was the Compliance Director at CVC Capital Partner Asia, where he was responsible for the oversight and management of the APAC region's Compliance program. Prior to that, Ochensberger worked in Morgan Stanley's Firm Management Department, where he was responsible for new product approval governance and strategic initiatives across their Asia offices. Ochensberger joined Morgan Stanley in their London office in 2010 in the Operational Risk Department and relocated to Hong Kong in 2012. Prior to that, Ochensberger held various Compliance roles at Lehman Brothers Asset Management, Bank of New York Mellon and Insight Investment in London. Ochensberger holds a BS in Economics from the University of Graz, Austria.

Jason Elder

Jason Elder - Mayer Brown
Mayer Brown

Jason Elder is a partner of Mayer Brown and a registered foreign consultant (New York, USA) of Mayer Brown based in the Hong Kong office. He has extensive experience with a variety of corporate finance transactions, particularly global offerings of equity securities and a range of investment grade, high-yield, hybrid and structured debt products. Elder also has experience with early-round private equity financing, restructurings and cross-border mergers and acquisitions gained from transactions in the United States and Asia.

Elder has practiced law in Asia for over 15 years, advising both issuers and underwriters in public and private securities offerings in the United States as well as Hong Kong listings with international Rule 144A/Regulation S tranches, block trades and secondary placements. He is active across a broad range of industries in multiple jurisdictions, and has extensive experience advising US-based corporations with their Asian operations as well as Asia-based corporations with regional and global expansion strategies.

Thomas Kollar

Thomas Kollar - Mayer Brown
Mayer Brown

Thomas Kollar specializes in corporate finance and US securities law matters, consisting primarily of public and private financings involving equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions and tender offers.  He has extensive experience advising leading corporates, sovereigns, banks and other regulated entities and their underwriters on a wide range of transactions including IPOs, investment grade, high-yield and equity-linked note offerings and liability management exercises.  Thomas received his JD from Northwestern University School of Law and his BA from Indiana University.  He is qualified to practice in New York and Hong Kong.

Matthew Bersani

Shearman & Sterling

Matthew Bersani is a senior partner based in Hong Kong in the Capital Markets practice. He has had a leading role in advising China-based companies on US and Hong Kong IPOs for over 20 years. He has an unparalleled track record representing both issuers and underwriters. Bersani has for many years been cited as “top tier” or “highly recommended” in various guides to the world’s leading capital markets lawyers. For example, he has been recognized as a leading individual for Capital Markets in China by Chambers Global and Chambers Asia every year since 2009.





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