Location: SGX Auditorium, Level 2, 2 Shenton Way, SGX Centre 1, Singapore 068804


Following a two-year absence due to the pandemic, the Asia-Pacific Primary Market Forum resumed in-person in Singapore. The forum brought together leading syndicate banks, investors and other market participants to consider key themes and outlook for debt capital markets and the latest developments in primary market practices and documentation. 

The morning Primary Market Handbook Seminar featured a presentation from Ruari Ewing, Secretary of the ICMA Primary Market Practices Committee and Mushtaq Kapasi, Head of ICMA Asia Pacific and Secretary of the Asia Pacific Bond Syndicate Forum. 


10:30   Seminar registration
11:00   Seminar: Primary Market Handbook
Ruari Ewing, Senior Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA
12:30   Lunch
13:30    Forum registration
14:00   Welcome remarks
Bryan Pascoe, Chief Executive, ICMA
14:10   Keynote speech
Beng Hong Lee, Senior Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities, SGX Group 
14:25   Panel discussion: DCM themes and outlook
Moderator: Rashmi Kumar, Capital Markets Journalist 

  • Ashish Malhotra, Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets, Asia Pacific, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Amit Singh, Partner, Head of South and South East Asia Capital Markets, Linklaters
  • Liang Si, Head of Global Credit, APAC, BNP Paribas
  • Stan Ho, CEO, Lianhe Rating Global
15:10   Coffee break 
15:30   Panel discussion: Primary market practices and documentation
Moderator: Ruari Ewing, Senior Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA

  • Mai Fuang Poh, Capital Markets Counsel, OCBC Bank
  • Margaret Chin, Partner, Head, Debt Capital Markets, Allen & Gledhill LLP
  • Guiping Lu, Partner, Mayer Brown
  • Carla Goudge, Managing Director, Head of Debt Syndicate, HSBC 
16:15   Panel discussion: Financial technology 

Presentation by Urszula McCormack, Partner (Cross-Border Finance and Technology) King & Wood Mallesons (pre-recording)

Moderator: Sriram Chakravarthi, Head, Regulatory Affairs and Industry Engagement, Marketnode Pte. Ltd

  • Rishi Jalan, Head, Asia Debt Syndicate, Citi
  • Richard Lin, Partner (Carbon Management and EU Green Deal), China Head of Compliance Carbon Market, KPMG
  • Alan Lim, Head, FinTech Infrastructure Office, Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • Raymond Chia, Managing Director, Blackrock 
17:10   Closing remarks
Mushtaq Kapasi, Managing Director and Chief Representative for Asia-Pacific, ICMA
17:20   Event close
17:30 - 19:30   Cocktail reception 

*This event is operating under Chatham House rules.  

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