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Time: 10:30 -12:30 SST - Primary Market Handbook Seminar | 13:30 - 17:00 SST - Primary Market Forum
Date: 16 February 2023
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 will resume in-person this year in Singapore. The forum brings 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. It will also feature the macroeconomic, sustainability and technological developments impacting primary bond markets.

Designed for debt capital market professionals across origination, syndicate, legal, compliance and operations areas, the event will have a strong emphasis not only on the APAC region but the wider global markets.

The morning Primary Market Handbook Seminar will feature 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.

Admission: This event if free to attend and open to all ICMA members and interested market participants. Please note that this event will take place in-person only. There will not be a virtual component. Register now.

Registration will close at 17.00 SST on 14 February.

If you have any questions, please contact ICMA events.


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, Singapore Exchange Ltd
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(s) Limited 
  • Amit Singh, Partner, Head of South and South East Asia Capital Markets, Linklaters
  • Liang Si, Head of Global Credit, APAC, BNP Paribas
  • Stan Ho, Chief Executive Officer, China Lianhe Rating Global
15:35   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, Head of Debt Syndicate, Asia-Pacific, HSBC 
16:25   Panel discussion: Financial technology 

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

Moderator: Sriram Chakravarthi, Regulatory Affairs and Industry Engagement, Marketnode

  • 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, Blackrock 
17:20   Closing remarks
Mushtaq Kapasi, Managing Director and Chief Representative for Asia-Pacific, ICMA
17:30   Event close


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