Day 1 - Wednesday 18th September 2019
Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
Institutional investors in 2018 are increasing their exposure to private debt strategies at a higher rate than ever before, with many looking to both diversify their private debt portfolios and find less competed opportunities. Beyond the mature and competitive private debt markets in North America and Europe, credit markets in Asia offer a relatively untapped reserve of opportunity, and with the recent increase in investor interest in this area, private debt fund managers have seen increased fundraising success in recent years. This session will cover:
- How can you source the deals in the region given it’s a very nascent market? And how can you expand your network with non-sponsored borrowers
- How can you find opportunities on bank balance sheets? And how can you best partner with banks to develop robust deal pipelines?
- How can you build investor loyalty through transparency?
- How do you screen the deals and how do you do the due diligence? And how do you price the market?
- What are investors looking out for in private credit and do they have enough exposure in this space?
Day 2 - Thursday, September 19th 2019
Thursday, September 19th, 2019
With the recent green bond taxonomy labelling, US$5 billion worth of green bonds being issued and the launch of the 3 year green bond grant scheme in Sep 2018, how will this unveil a long-term stable return for investors? Our speakers here will examine:
- The rise of an asset class - What is
- Asia’s role in the drive to green and sustainable capital markets?
- What are the main reasons for SEA’s luke warm reception to green bonds?
- Much of the growth in Asian green bond issuance is in China - What can the finance industry do to boost green investments in developing nations in SEA?
- How can portfolio managers include ESG in the decision making, how they can achieve this and what kind of standards can they follow?
- The growing importance around these ESG investments both from the supplier and the demand side -How open are issuers to issue green bonds?
- What is the level of compliance costs that goes along with this and how are issuers getting compensated for the costs associated with reporting?
- What initiatives can IFC take to further increase the number of investors for banks in developing countries that issue green bonds?