Moody’s Credit Trends will focus on credit outlooks and risks for 2019, as well as the longer-term vulnerabilities to watch out for.
The event series will engage key market players – investors, issuers, economists, regulators and credit analysts – and look beyond the headlines to provide a comprehensive market view for the year ahead.
Building on the success of our annual Credit Outlook conferences over the past years, the new Credit Trends series delivers even more global insights by combining investor, issuer and analyst views on key credit drivers for 2019.
Kingshuk brings together 22+ years of experience with a mix of industry and banking. Always passionate about clients, KG leads the single largest Global Subsidiaries market for the bank out of Singapore.Read Full Bio
Jochen M. Schmittmann is the head of the IMF’s Resident Representative Office in Singapore. Before coming to Singapore, Jochen worked in the IMF’s Asia and Pacific, Western Hemisphere, Finance, and Capital Markets departments. He also worked as part of the team managing the IMF’s investments.Read Full Bio
Vincent Ferraton joined Pictet Asset Management’s Fixed Income team in 2007 and is Head of Asian Credit Research. Before assuming his current position in 2012, Vincent was a Senior Investment Manager for Investment Grade Credit portfolios, a role he took on in 2009 after having previously been Senior Investment Manager for Swiss Rates.Read Full Bio
Sean is the Co-Head of Debt Capital Markets (DCM) for Asia Pacific. Sean Henderson joined HSBC in 1998 and is based in Singapore, with 20 years of experience in the capital markets, having previously worked in London, Hong Kong and Sydney.Read Full Bio
Dr. Michael Taylor is a Managing Director for Moody’s Investors Service. He is also Moody’s Chief Credit Officer for the Asia Pacific region. Michael leads regional research, particularly with a cross-sectoral and macro credit focus, as well as coordinating major regional analytical initiatives.Read Full Bio
Stephen Long is a Managing Director co-responsible for Moody’s global bank ratings. He is based in Hong Kong and primarily focuses on bank ratings in the Asia Pacific region. He is also responsible globally for Moody’s ratings of non-bank financial institutions.Read Full Bio
Laura Acres is a Managing Director with Moody’s Asian Corporate Finance Group. Based in Singapore, she leads a team of analysts who rate corporates across a variety of sectors in South and Southeast Asia.Read Full Bio
Gary Lau is the Managing Director for the Corporate Finance Group in Hong Kong. Gary manages analytical teams in Hong Kong, covering corporate ratings in North Asia (ex-Japan).Read Full Bio
Terry has over 25 years of experience in credit ratings and bank credit risk management. As a Managing Director, based in Singapore, he leads Moody’s Public, Project & Infrastructure Finance in Asia Pacific. He assumed his position in February 2015.Read Full Bio
Graeme Knowd is a Managing Director in the FinancialInstitutions Group managing a team of analysts in Japan and Singapore. The team hasresponsibility for rating financial institutions, including banks, securities firms and other non-bankfinancial institutions in Japan, South and South East Asia.Read Full Bio
Ian Lewis is an Associate Managing Director for Moody’s Corporate Finance and Project & Infrastructure Finance Groups, based in Singapore. In this role, Ian manages a team of ratings analysts for ASEAN, with a focus on key sectors including autos, chemicals, metals & mining, steel, telecommunications, regulated utilities, transport and social infrastructure.Read Full Bio
Eugene Tarzimanov is a Vice President–Senior Credit Officer for the Financial Institutions Group in Asia. Based in Singapore, he is the Lead Analyst for banks in Southeast Asia, including Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Eugene is also responsible for coordinating banking research across Asia Pacific, and actively represents Moody’s to regulators, investors and the media on analytical and methodological views.Read Full Bio
Christian de Guzman is a Vice President – Senior Credit Officer with Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group. Based in Singapore, he covers a portfolio of sovereigns and multilateral development banks in Asia Pacific, including Japan, Korea and a number of Southeast Asian credits.Read Full Bio
Rachel Chua is an Assistant Vice President and Analyst with the Corporate Finance Group in Singapore. She covers a portfolio of investment grade and high yield energy companies across the Oil and Gas, and Chemical sectors in South and Southeast Asia. In addition, her coverage also extends to Singapore real estate investment trusts.Read Full Bio