IFR Asia Outlook for Asian Credit Roundtable 2017: Roundtable participants
William Fung is managing director in the CIO office at AMTD, where he is also in charge of debt capital markets and distribution. He joined AMTD in March 2016 after about seven years at UBS, most recently as an executive director responsible for debt syndicate.
AMTD is involved in investment banking, asset management and corporate insurance brokerage. Its major shareholders are China Minsheng Investment, private equity firm LR Capital, Morgan Stanley and CK Hutchison.
Haitham Ghattas is head of debt origination for Asia at Deutsche Bank, covering bond and loan financings for sovereign, investment-grade and high-yield issuers. He took on the role in February 2016 and was previously head of high-yield capital markets for Asia. Ghattas has been with Deutsche Bank for 18 years, with over a dozen of those based in Asia Pacific. He previously specialised in high yield and leveraged finance, covering Asia, Japan and Europe.
Arthur Lau is co-head of global emerging markets debt and head of Asian fixed income at PineBridge Investments, an independent asset manager with US$82.7bn of assets under management. His remit covers international and local currency bond markets, where PineBridge invests on behalf of institutional and intermediary clients including sovereign wealth funds, insurance, re-insurance, pension funds and private banks with a long-term investment horizon.
Asia Investment Advisors
Dilip Parameswaran is founder and CEO of Asia Investment Advisors, an independent fixed-income consultancy advising family offices, multifamily offices and small funds on Asian credit investments. He has spent 17 years covering Asian credit, first with Fitch Ratings as a corporate rating analyst before moving to run credit research at Credit Agricole and then again at Macquarie.
Alan Roch is head of debt syndicate for Asia at ANZ, Australia’s second-biggest bank by assets. He joined ANZ in September 2015 from RBS, where he ran the bond syndicate desk for Asia Pacific for four years, having earlier worked in emerging market syndicate positions at RBS and ABN AMRO in London.
Michael Taylor is chief credit officer for Asia Pacific at Moody’s Investors Service, where he is primarily responsible for thematic and macro research in the region. He joined Moody’s in 2013 after a long career in the official sector, having worked for the Bank of England, International Monetary Fund and the Financial Stability Board, among others. Taylor was head of banking policy at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority for three years until 2007.
Avinash Thakur is head of debt origination for Asia Pacific, covering bonds, loans, high grade, high yield and leveraged finance. He joined Barclays in 2012 and was promoted to head of origination in 2014. Before joining Barclays, he worked with Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch and has spent a total of 20 years in the Asian debt market.
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