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Date: 2 March 2017

10.30-12.30  Primary Market Handbook Seminar
Primary Market Forum

Clifford Chance, Hong Kong
27th Floor, Jardine House, One Connaught Place, Hong Kong

Event Overview

The Asia-Pacific Primary Market Forum brought together issuers, syndicate banks, investors and law firms active in primary debt capital markets to showcase work by ICMA and its members on the regulatory and market practice issues unique to Asian capital markets.

With a strong emphasis on developments in global markets and the coordination of regulatory reform and featuring high-level expert speakers from the region, the event was catered to debt capital market professionals across origination, syndicate, legal, compliance and operations areas.

The morning Primary Market Handbook Seminar featured a presentation from Ruari Ewing, Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA.

This event was hosted by Clifford Chance.

To view the photos from the event, please click on the image below.


The 2015 Japanese Securities Summit, will be held in London on 11 February, and will focus on the potential of Japanese securities and government bond markets for international investors.

The event is being organised by Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA) with the assistance of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA). It will feature presentations and panel discussions with the members of a high level delegation from Japan on the latest developments in Japanese securities markets, including the evolution of market infrastructure.

Further information will be available soon.  For any queries, please contact Gemma Fisher

Thursday, 2 March 2017


Registration, Tea & Coffee

Seminar - Primary Market Handbook
Ruari Ewing, Senior Director (Primary Markets), Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA

Seminar Close

12.30-14.00 Lunch  


Registration, Tea & Coffee (Forum)
Martin Scheck, Chief Executive, ICMA

Keynote - Market Developments and Practices
Henrik Raber, Global Head of Capital Markets, Standard Chartered Bank

Panel Session – Innovations in the market
Moderator: Mushtaq Kapasi, Chief Representative, ICMA Asia Pacific
Peter Burnett, Regional Head of Corporate Finance, Greater China & North Asia, Standard Chartered Bank
Julien Martin, Head o fFixed Income, HKEX
Keith Ng, Head of Capital Markets, Link REIT
Tony Tang, Chief Rating Officer, Dagong
Coffee break
Panel Session – Legal and documentary issues
Moderator: Anna Xu, Executive Director, Assistant General Counsel, Legal, JPM
Pius Chong, Managing Director, Advisory, Global Banking Asia Pacific,
Global Banking and Markets, HSBC
Ruari Ewing, Senior Director (Primary Markets), Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA
Matt Fairclough, Partner, Clifford Chance
Guiping Lu, International Partner, Haiwen & Partners

16.35 Panel Session – DCM processes and outlook
Moderator: Jacob Gearhart, Head of Debt Origination and Bond Syndication, Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank
Desmond How, ‎Senior Portfolio Manager, Nomura Global Capital Management
Dan Kuhnel, Director - Head of Primary Market Relations and International Fixed Income Products, Euroclear
Zach Tang, Director of Debt Capital Markets, Ipreo

Closing Remarks
Martin Scheck, Chief Executive, ICMA

Networking drinks reception

Keynote: The revised ICMA Primary Market Handbook

David Hopkins, Managing Director, Head of DCM Legal, RBS

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