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Riding Asia’s bond market transformation

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29 March 2017 - Singapore

As one of the pre-eminent financial centres in the Asia-Pacific, Singapore has attracted financial institutions and global investors as a hub for fixed income primary and secondary activity. Recently, the Monetary Authority of Singapore launched the Asian Bond Grant intended to incentivize corporates across the region to list on the Singapore Exchange. The move is also to encourage the adoption of credit rating by issuers as among the conditions to help broaden and deepen investor participation.

  • The appeal of Singapore’s bond market versus other peers in APAC
  • Initiatives to develop the depth, breadth and liquidity of Singapore’s bond market
  • Introduction of Singapore’s Asian Bond Grant and its potential market impact
  • Appeal to onshore and offshore issuers to issue rated bonds
  • Impact on issuer diversification in Singapore’s bond market
  • Impact on market liquidity, particularly the secondary market
  • Impact on investment strategies
  • What other initiatives are being implemented to further develop the Singapore bond market?
  • Which sectors/regions would the investors like to see taking advantage of this grant to issue more bonds?
  • With the MAS is also trying to encourage more rated issuances, how would that benefit the market, if at all?

One Raffles Quay South Tower
One Raffles Quay
South Tower #22-11
Singapore 048583
Date: 29 March 2017
Time: 9am to 11am


Neeraj Seth
head of Asian credit, BlackRock
Clifford Lee
managing director & head of fixed income
DBS Bank
Tng Kwee Lian
Tim Jagger
director, fixed income, EMEA & APAC
Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Sing Chan Ng
Sing Chan Ng
managing director & head of Asia-Pacific business origination
Fitch Ratings
Damian Glendinning
Damian Glendinning
Tng Kwee Lian
Chia Woon Khien
senior portfolio manager, fixed income
Nikko Asset Management
Kheng Siang Ng
Tng Kwee Lian
Senior Vice President and Head of Debt Capital Markets
Singapore Exchange
Kheng Siang Ng
Kheng Siang Ng
head of fixed income, Asia Pacific
State Street Global Advisors
Kheng Siang Ng
Desmond Soon
head of investment management, Asia ex-Japan/portfolio manager
Western Asset Management
Daniel Yu
Daniel Yu
The Asset

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