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Where next for Asia's corporate credit?

The inaugural Summit will give you a deeper insight into increasing Asia's credit differentiation between regions and corporate sectors. In one day you will get a complete picture of key growth and credit risk drivers from prominent investors, issuers and top Moody's analysts.

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Agenda

08.00Pre-Conference interactive workshop – 50 min

Covenants: Asian high-yield bond covenants

  • Overview of a typical Asian HY-bond package
  • How Asian covenants are getting weaker – pitfalls for investors
  • How disclosure standards differ from North American bonds

Jake Avayou, Vice President – Senior Covenant Officer, Corporate Finance Group

08.30Registration & Coffee  

09.00Opening Remarks

Brian Cahill,  Managing Director, Corporate Finance for Asia and ESG  

09.15Big Picture Presentation

Key drivers shaping corporate credit in Asia

  • What growth prospects  for trade-reliant Asia in a polarised world?
  • What policy choices  will shape Asia’s credit?
  • Demographic dividend, demographic tax: Who is best prepared to face generational changes?

Marie Diron, Managing Director, Sovereign Risk Group  

09.40Market View Panel

Investor and issuer perspective on market access and dynamics

Led by Laura Acres, Managing Director, Corporate Finance Group

Neeraj Seth, Head of Asian Credit, Blackrock

Abhishek Thaker, Head – Ratings Advisory, Standard Chartered Bank

Kenny Chan, Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, Zhenro Properties Group

10.30Networking & Coffee Break

11.00Presentation on High Yield  

High yield trends and risks to watch in 2020   

  • Gauging credit risk  with Moody’s proprietary indicators
  • Refinancing needs in an  uncertain global environment
  • Increasing ESG concerns  may lead to funding uncertainty for HY commodity companies
  • Behind weakening  covenant scores in Asia

Co-Presented by Annalisa Di Chiara, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Corporate Finance Group &

Jake Avayou, Vice President – Senior Covenant Officer, Corporate Finance Group

11.45Panel on ESG  

How ESG trends are shaping Asian corporates   

  • The rising investor concerns  
  • Policy initiatives in Asia  
  • Benefits of integrating ESG: Issuer & investor perspective

Led by Brian Cahill, Managing Director, Corporate Finance for Asia and ESG  

Paul Lukaszewski,Head of Corporate Debt for Asia & Australia, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Juliette Macresy, Head of Greater China and South East Asia Asia Markets, Viego Eiris

Jeanne Stampe, Head of Asia Sustainable Finance, WWF

12.30 Lunch

Lunch Workshop on CreditView: Learn how to enhance your fundamental credit analysis & peer analysis Discover how Moody's CreditView can facilitate your fundamental credit analysis. You will learn how to quickly access a full suite of research, data and services, as well as how to build peer reports both from your own peer groups and the Moody’s Investors Service analyst-defined peers. Led by Moody’s Analytics
Agenda

08.00Pre-Conference interactive workshop – 50 min

Covenants: Asian high-yield bond covenants

Jake Avayou, Vice President – Senior Covenant Officer, Corporate Finance Group

08.30Registration & Coffee  

09.00Opening Remarks

Brian Cahill,  Managing Director, Corporate Finance for Asia and ESG  

09.15Big Picture Presentation

Key drivers shaping corporate credit in Asia

Marie Diron, Managing Director, Sovereign Risk Group  

09.40Market View Panel

Investor and issuer perspective on market access and dynamics

Led by Laura Acres, Managing Director, Corporate Finance Group

Neeraj Seth, Head of Asian Credit, Blackrock

Abhishek Thaker, Head – Ratings Advisory, Standard Chartered Bank

Kenny Chan, Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, Zhenro Properties Group

10.30Networking & Coffee Break

11.00Presentation on High Yield  

High yield trends and risks to watch in 2020   

Co-Presented by Annalisa Di Chiara, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Corporate Finance Group &

Jake Avayou, Vice President – Senior Covenant Officer, Corporate Finance Group

11.45Panel on ESG  

How ESG trends are shaping Asian corporates   

Led by Brian Cahill, Managing Director, Corporate Finance for Asia and ESG  

Paul Lukaszewski,Head of Corporate Debt for Asia & Australia, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Juliette Macresy, Head of Greater China and South East Asia Asia Markets, Viego Eiris

Jeanne Stampe, Head of Asia Sustainable Finance, WWF

12.30 Lunch

Lunch Workshop on CreditView: Learn how to enhance your fundamental credit analysis & peer analysis Discover how Moody's CreditView can facilitate your fundamental credit analysis. You will learn how to quickly access a full suite of research, data and services, as well as how to build peer reports both from your own peer groups and the Moody’s Investors Service analyst-defined peers. Led by Moody’s Analytics
<div class="n-agenda-section-custom"><div class="n-agenda-anchor" id="agenda-top"></div><div class="n-agenda-b-day-container" id="tabtop"><div class="n-h2-custom">Breakout Sessions</div><div class="n-agenda-b-tabs w-tabs" data-duration-out="200" data-duration-in="500"><div class="n-agenda-b-tabs-menu w-tab-menu"><a class="tablink w-inline-block w-tab-link w--current" data-w-tab="Tab 1"></a></div><div class="n-agenda-b-tabs-content w-tab-content"><div class="w-tab-pane w--tab-active" data-w-tab="Tab 1"><div class="n-agenda-content-wrapper-custom"><div class="n-agenda-item-block"><div class="n-agenda-b-time-column"><h5 class="n-agenda-b-time"><strong>08.00</strong></h5></div><div class="n-agenda-one-row-wrapper-2"><div class="n-rtb-agenda-main w-richtext"><p>Pre-Conference interactive Workshops – 50 min </p><h2>Covenants: <strong>Asian high-yield bond covenants</strong></h2><p><em>Jake Avayou, Vice President - Senior Covenant Officer, Corporate Finance</em></p><h2>‍</h2><h2>Rating Committee Simulation </h2><p><em>Led by Moody’s representatives </em></p></div></div></div></div><div class="n-agenda-content-wrapper-custom-3col"><div class="n-agenda-b-stream-content-holder"><div class="n-agenda-b-time-column"><h2 class="n-agenda-b-time">13.30 – 14.20</h2></div><div class="agenda-b-3col-wrapper"><div class="n-agenda-3col"><div class="n-rtb-stream-purple w-richtext"><h1>China Focus </h1><h4>China Property</h4><h4><strong>Safe haven or danger zone amid slowing economic growth</strong></h4><p><strong><em>Franco Leung</em></strong><em>, Associate Managing Director, Corporate Finance Group</em></p></div></div><div class="n-agenda-3col"><div class="n-rtb-stream-blu w-richtext"><h1><strong>South &amp; Southeast Asia Focus</strong></h1><h4>Indonesia Industrials</h4><h4><strong>Navigating economic and regulatory challenges</strong></h4><p><strong><em>Maisam Hasnain, </em></strong> Assistant Vice President – Analyst, Corporate Finance Group </em><p><strong><em>Stephanie Cheong, </em></strong><em>Analyst, Corporate Finance Group</em></p></p></div></div><div class="n-agenda-3col"><div class="n-rtb-stream-yellow w-richtext"><h1><strong>Trending across Asia </strong></h1><h4>Oil &amp; Gas in Asia</h4><h4><strong>What to watch out for?</strong></h4><p>‍<strong><em>Vikas Halan, </em></strong><em>Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance Group</em></p></div></div></div></div></div><div class="n-agenda-content-wrapper-custom-3col"><div class="n-agenda-b-stream-content-holder"><div class="n-agenda-b-time-column"><h2 class="n-agenda-b-time">14.30 – 15.20</h2></div><div class="agenda-b-3col-wrapper"><div class="n-agenda-3col"><div class="n-rtb-stream-purple w-richtext"><h4>China Industrials</h4><h4><strong>Widening credit differentiation reinforces flight to quality</strong></h4><p><strong><em>Clement Wong</em></strong><em>, Associate Managing Director, Corporate Finance Group</em></p></div></div><div class="n-agenda-3col"><div class="n-rtb-stream-blu w-richtext"><h4>Indonesia Property</h4><h4><strong>Weakened credit quality: Temporary or new norm?</strong></h4><p><strong><em>Jacintha Poh</em></strong><em>, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Corporate Finance Group</em></p></div></div><div class="n-agenda-3col"><div class="n-rtb-stream-yellow w-richtext"><h4>Telecommunications </h4><h4><strong>5G and other trends across Asia</strong></h4><p><strong><em>Nidhi Dhruv</em></strong><em>, Vice President – Senior Analyst, Corporate Finance Group</em></p></div></div></div></div></div><div class="n-agenda-content-wrapper-custom-3col"><div class="n-agenda-b-stream-content-holder"><div class="n-agenda-b-time-column"><h2 class="n-agenda-b-time">15.30 – 16.20</h2></div><div class="agenda-b-3col-wrapper"><div class="n-agenda-3col"><div class="n-rtb-stream-purple w-richtext"><h4>Local Government Funding Vehicle</h4><h4><strong>Government support– Wishful thinking or reasonable expectations</strong></h4><p><strong><em>Ivan Chung,</em></strong><em> Associate Managing Director &amp; Representative Director – Hong Kong Head, Greater China Credit Research &amp; Analysis </em></p></div></div><div class="n-agenda-3col"><div class="n-rtb-stream-blu w-richtext"><h4>India Corporates</h4><h4><strong>Has the credit cycle turned?</strong></h4><p><strong><em>Kaustubh Chaubal,</em></strong><em> Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Corporate Finance Group</em></p><p><em> </em> </p></div></div><div class="n-agenda-3col"><div class="n-rtb-stream-yellow w-richtext"><h4>ESG Integration</h4><h4><strong>Factoring ESG considerations into credit</strong></h4><p><strong><em>Marie Diron</em></strong><em>, Managing Director, Sovereign Risk Group</em></p><p><strong>‍<em>Ian Lewis</em></strong><em>, Associate Managing Director, Corporate Finance Group &amp; Project Infrastructure Finance</em></p></div></div></div></div></div><div class="n-agenda-content-wrapper"><div class="n-agenda-item-block"><div class="n-agenda-b-time-column"><h2 class="n-agenda-b-time">16.20 </h2></div><div class="n-agenda-one-row-wrapper-2"><div class="n-rtb-agenda-main w-richtext"><h2>Close of the Summit </h2></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><a class="n-agenda-back-to-top" href="#agenda">Top of agenda</a></div></div>

Guest Speakers

Paul Lukaszewski
Head of Corporate Debt, Asia & Australia

Guest Speaker

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Guest Speaker

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Head of Corporate Debt, Asia & Australia
Paul Lukaszewski
Neeraj Seth
Head of Asian Credit

Guest Speaker

Blackrock

Guest Speaker

Blackrock

Head of Asian Credit
Neeraj Seth
Abhishek Thaker
Head of Ratings Advisory

Guest Speaker

Standard Chartered Bank

Guest Speaker

Standard Chartered Bank

Head of Ratings Advisory
Abhishek Thaker
Juliette Macresy
Head of Greater China and South East Asia Markets

Guest Speaker

Vigeo Eiris

Guest Speaker

Vigeo Eiris

Head of Greater China and South East Asia Markets
Juliette Macresy
Jeanne Stampe
Head of Asia Sustainable Finance

Guest Speaker

WWF

Guest Speaker

WWF

Head of Asia Sustainable Finance
Jeanne Stampe
Kenny Chan
Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer

Guest Speaker

Zhenro Properties Group Limited

Guest Speaker

Zhenro Properties Group Limited

Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer
Kenny Chan

Moody's Speakers

Brian Cahill
Managing Director
Asia Pacific, Head of ESG

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Asia Pacific, Head of ESG
Managing Director
Brian Cahill
Marie Diron
Managing Director
Sovereign Risk Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Sovereign Risk Group
Managing Director
Marie Diron
Laura Acres
Managing Director
Corporate Finance Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Corporate Finance Group
Managing Director
Laura Acres
Annalisa di Chiara
Vice President – Senior Credit Officer
Corporate Finance Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Corporate Finance Group
Vice President – Senior Credit Officer
Annalisa di Chiara
Jake Avayou
Vice President – Senior Covenant Officer
Corporate Finance Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Corporate Finance Group
Vice President – Senior Covenant Officer
Jake Avayou
Franco Leung
Associate Managing Director
Corporate Finance Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Corporate Finance Group
Associate Managing Director
Franco Leung
Clement Wong
Associate Managing Director
Corporate Finance Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Corporate Finance Group
Associate Managing Director
Clement Wong
Ivan Chung
Associate Managing Director & Representative Director – Hong Kong
Head, Greater China Credit Research & Analysis

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Head, Greater China Credit Research & Analysis
Associate Managing Director & Representative Director – Hong Kong
Ivan Chung
Ian Lewis
Associate Managing Director
Corporate Finance Group & Project Infrastructure Finance

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Corporate Finance Group & Project Infrastructure Finance
Associate Managing Director
Ian Lewis
Vikas Halan
Senior Vice President
Corporate Finance Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Corporate Finance Group
Senior Vice President
Vikas Halan
Kaustubh Chaubal
Vice President – Senior Credit Officer
Corporate Finance Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Corporate Finance Group
Vice President – Senior Credit Officer
Kaustubh Chaubal
Jacintha Poh
Vice President – Senior Credit Officer
Corporate Finance Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Corporate Finance Group
Vice President – Senior Credit Officer
Jacintha Poh
Nidhi Dhruv
Vice President – Senior Analyst
Corporate Finance Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Corporate Finance Group
Vice President – Senior Analyst
Nidhi Dhruv
Maisam Hasnain
Assistant Vice President – Analyst
Corporate Finance Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Corporate Finance Group
Assistant Vice President – Analyst
Maisam Hasnain
Stephanie Cheong
Analyst
Corporate Finance Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Corporate Finance Group
Analyst
Stephanie Cheong

Contact Information

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Veronica.George@moodys.com