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Date: 26 March 2024 
Time: 09:00 - 12:30 HKT
Location: Hong Kong Monetary Authority, 56/F, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong / virtual

 

Overview

After many years of growth, the international bond markets in Asia experienced a difficult year in 2022 but started to recover in 2023. The debt capital market is undergoing fundamental shifts in structure due to macroeconomic trends and the rise of sustainable finance. In particular, recently announced cooperative measures between Hong Kong and mainland financial authorities, ongoing reforms in the onshore Chinese market, and continued development of the Connect schemes all provide promising new opportunities to further enhance and deepen cross-border markets.

This event will explore some of the latest developments in the regional primary and secondary fixed income securities markets, and highlight Hong Kong’s unique role to facilitate international participation. Speakers include key regulators from Hong Kong and China, as well as major investors, intermediaries, lawyers, and other experts in the regional bond markets.         

This event will be conducted in English and Chinese with simultaneous translation.        

This hybrid event is free to attend and open to ICMA members and interested market participants. Register now.

Registration will close at 16:00 HKT on 25 March 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact ICMA events.

 

 

Please note that the programme is subject to change.

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9:00   Welcome remarks
Bryan Pascoe, Chief Executive, ICMA
9:05   Keynote speech
Darryl Chan, Deputy Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
9:15   Presentation on trends in the Asian international bond market 
• Primary market issuance dynamics
• Sustainable finance issuance trends
• Secondary market dynamics and liquidity
• Repo and hedging markets; electronic trading 
                   
Speakers:
Andy Hill, Senior Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA
Mushtaq Kapasi, Managing Director, Chief Representative, ICMA Asia-Pacific
9:35   Panel 1 – Innovations and outlook for Asia international bond markets 
• Sustainable finance, including transition finance and blended finance   
• Fintech and digital bonds                                                               
• Global macroeconomic policy and market resilience reforms             
• Secondary market dynamics 

Moderator:
Frances Yoon, Financial Journalist 
  • Zhi Xu, Head of Global Capital Financing Department, ICBC Asia
  • Judy Li, Partner, Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young Hua Ming LLP                             
10:20   Coffee break
10:55   Presentation on Connect Schemes, digital bonds, or other technical topics
Speaker to be announced

11:15   Presentation on Chinese repo market structure, dynamics, opportunities
Speaker to be announced

11:25   Panel 2 – The Chinese cross-border debt securities market: infrastructure, opportunities, and next steps for internationalisation
• Evolution of market structure and infrastructure
• Evolution of regulation and market practice
• Potential uses and benefits of cross-border repo
• Role of Hong Kong as a center for market internationalisation and RMB collateral fluidity
       
Moderator: 
Ricco Zhang, Senior Director, ICMA Asia-Pacific
  • James Sun, Head of Asia, Tradeweb
  • Minny Siu, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
12:20   Closing remarks                                                                        
Mushtaq Kapasi, Managing Director, Chief Representative, ICMA Asia-Pacific

12:30   Event Close

 

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