The Asset Events

Asia Bond Markets Summit - European Edition

Profiting from the Europe-Asia Bond Market Corridor

9 May 2019 • London
Menu
Cagamas
TR
DB
DB

As Asia continues to drive global economic growth its capital markets are coming into their own, both as a source of financing and as avenues for investing. The coming decade will mark a period of expansion in cross border investing. Asia and Europe are front and centre.

Underpinning the evolution of Asia’s capital markets is the further assimilation of China into global markets. If the past decade was about the country’s integration into the global supply chain, the next decade will be about its integration into global capital markets. MSCI’s inclusion of A-shares in its emerging market index in step with new investment schemes (CIBM Direct, Stock and Bond Connects) will ensure that China accounts for a bigger portion of the global funds’ investible universe.

China also leads in wealth creation. Together with India, both countries are minting and growing wealth at a fast clip of nearly 10% per year. Asia is home to the highest number of ultra-high net worth individuals in the world, with investable assets set to top US$14.5 trillion by 2020. Entrepreneurship, a booming middle class and rising domestic consumption will buoy long-term growth.

Disposable income growth and emerging affluence are fuelling faster growth in institutional savings. Pension funds, insurers and asset managers are enjoying solid growth as financial sophistication takes root. Insurance premiums written in Asia are set to grow by more than 9% per year over the long term. The region already accounts for a third of total global premium income. Stand by for this to increase: insurance penetration is only just beginning to take off.

Investment mandates are no longer a one-way street. Sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, insurers and asset managers are searching for opportunities beyond home markets. Europe is in the spotlight. As global fund managers look to grow their fund offerings in the region, several Asian fund managers are poised to launch funds into Europe via wrappers such as the Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) to appeal to European investors eyeing returns and diversification.

Opportunities in two-way investment between Asia and Europe are growing. London-Shanghai Stock Connect is set for launch early 2019, providing global investors in the UK with direct access to China’s largest stock market. The reconstituted China Europe International Exchange (CEINEX), a joint venture between Shanghai Stock Exchange, Deutsche Borse Group, and China Financial Futures Exchange, is set to list Qingdao Haier. This will be the first Chinese D-share on the Frankfurt exchange. In June 2018, CEINEX welcomed the launch of Europe’s first China smart beta ETF issued by China Post Global. This added to the 14 ETFs listed so far.

Capitalizing on the success of its two decades of experience in organizing financial market gatherings, The Asset Events is delighted to launch The Asset Asia Bond Markets Summit London edition.

 
Venue
Andaz Hotel
London
Date: 9 May 2019

Agenda

08:15
Registration and coffee
09:00
Asset Events Speaker
Welcome remarks
Daniel Yu
Daniel Yu
Editor-in-Chief
The Asset
Keith Mullin
Keith Mullin
Founder
KM Capital Markets
09:20
Asset Events Panel
Opening session: Issuers and investors approach to the capital markets
  • Broad approach to capital markets
  • Current opportunities -- domestic vs international
  • Investor and currency diversification
  • Pricing imperatives
  • Debt investor relations activities
Datuk Chung Chee Leong
Datuk Chung Chee Leong
president & chief executive officer
Cagamas
Isabelle Laurent
Isabelle Laurent
deputy treasurer and head of funding
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Salman Ahmed
Salman Ahmed
chief investment strategist
Lombard Odier Investment Managers
Steve Cook
Steve Cook
co-head of EM fixed income and senior corporate portfolio managert
PineBridge Investments
Daniel Yu
Daniel Yu
Editor-in-Chief
The Asset
09:40
Asset Events Panel
Assessing in-bound and out-bound opportunities
  • Evaluating the myriad opportunities available to European debt investors in Asia
  • How will Europe benefit from Asian institutional out-bound fixed-income flows?
  • Expectations for 2019-2020 international bond issuance by Asian issuers
  • Likely trajectory of Asian credit spreads against an uncertain global macro backdrop
Atul Sodhi
Atul Sodhi
global head of corporate DCM,
Credit Agricole CIB
Benny Zachariah
Benny Zachariah
head of global loan syndications
ICBC
Morven Jones
Morven Jones
head of DCM Origination, EMEA
Nomura
Spencer Maclean
Spencer Maclean
global head of syndicate
Standard Chartered
Keith Mullin
Keith Mullin
Founder
KM Capital Markets
10:30
Networking and coffee
11:00
Asset Events Panel
Investing in China’s Domestic Market: Going in with your Eyes Open
  • Optimising access channels into China’s domestic bond market
  • How are global asset managers making use of Bond Connect and other opportunities?
  • Fathoming Chinese credit markets
  • Update on legal, regulatory, market infrastructure, and insolvency/bankruptcy codes
Chris Iggo
Chris Iggo
chief investment officer, fixed income
AXA Investment Managers
Jaswinder Sandher
Jaswinder Sandher
head of EMEA debt capital markets,
Bank of China
Daniel Widdicombe
Daniel Widdicombe
head of investment banking
China Construction Bank
Echo Jiang
Echo Jiang
head of cross-border settlement centre
China Central Depository and Clearing
Ariel Lei Yang
Ariel Lei Yang
vice president
China Chengxin International Credit Rating
Tony Chao
Tony Chao
head of greater China securities services
Deutsche Bank
Daniel Yu
Daniel Yu
Editor-in-Chief
The Asset
12:00
Asset Events Panel
Asia’s Role in the Drive to Green and Sustainable Capital Markets
  • Chinese issuers are among the most active green bond issuers in the world, cementing China as a world leader in this market
  • The rest of Asia has emerged onto the scene, with most countries having issued in local and hard currencies including sovereign and agency issuers and corporates from a wide range of industry sector?
  • Assessing the outlook for Asian green and sustainable bond issuance
Julien Bras
Julien Bras
SRI fixed income portfolio manager
Allianz Global Investors
Giulia Pellegrini
Giulia Pellegrini
head of emerging markets debt ESG
BlackRock
Bryan Carter
Bryan Carter
head of emerging market fixed income
BNP Paribas Asset Management
Aldo Romani
Aldo Romani
head of sustainability fundinge
European Investment Bank
Tony Chao
Ian Dixon
managing director and head of EMEA & APAC infrastructure & project finance group
Fitch Ratings
Mitch Reznick
Mitch Reznick
head of research and sustainable fixed income
Hermes Investment Management
Flora Chao
Tim Skeet
Investor chair, Working Group on Bail-In
ICMA
Flora Chao
Flora Chao
head of funding
IFC
Keith Mullin
Keith Mullin
Founder
KM Capital Markets
13:00
Networking and lunch

Contact us

Registration

To begin with the registration, simply write your email.
If you plan to register through our event sponsor or partner, please enter code.