IFR Asia Green Bonds Roundtable 2017: Roundtable participants
Mark Austen is the Chief Executive Officer of the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA), a post he assumed in 2012. He is also CEO of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA), which speaks for the industry on the most important global market issues.
Mark was formerly Chief Operating Officer at The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME), formerly known as The Bond Market Association or TBMA. He joined TBMA in 2005 from fixed income trading platform MTS Group.
Ko-Wei Hsiung is an Associate Director in the High Yield Debt Capital Markets team based in Hong Kong. His role focuses on DCM origination and covers green financing activities for issuers across Asia. He had his first encounter with green bonds when he originated Asia’s first corporate green bond for a Taiwanese issuer in 2014. Hsiung first joined HSBC in 2007 and has an MA in international economics and finance from Brandeis International Business School.
Arthur Lau is co-head of emerging markets fixed income at Pinebridge Investments, a global investment manager with US$85bn of assets under management.
His remit covers many of Asia’s frontier debt markets in US dollars and local currencies, where Pinebridge invests on behalf of institutional and intermediary clients including sovereign wealth funds, insurance, pension funds and private banks with a long-term investment horizon.
David Pang is treasurer of MTR Corporation, overseeing the corporate treasury function including financing, risk management and project financing. Prior to joining the treasury industry, he spent over 10 years in investment banking, covering project finance, cross-border leasing and loan syndication in Asia. David has also held senior M&A and finance positions in an infrastructure development company.
Katharine Tapley is global head of sustainable finance solutions. She is based in Sydney and oversees debt financings involving climate-aligned projects and sustainable finance, including working closely with ANZ’s DCM & syndicate teams on green bonds. She began her banking career in commodities markets, before moving into structured trade and then project and export finance. She joined ANZ’s sustainable finance team in late 2014 and is also a board member at the Carbon Market Institute, an independent adviser on climate change policy.
Vivian Tsang is an Associate Managing Director and North Asia Rating Head of Project and Infrastructure Finance, based in Hong Kong. She manages a team of rating analysts covering the infrastructure sector, including transport, regulated utilities, power and social infrastructure. She previously spent seven years in risk management at Deutsche Bank, 11 years at Citibank in Hong Kong and New York and five years at Wells Fargo as a corporate credit underwriter in the US.
John Wade is head of debt capital markets for Asia ex-Japan at Mizuho Securities, based in Hong Kong. He joined the Japanese bank in 2017 after almost three years running the Asian debt syndicate desk at Natixis and earlier spent eight years at RBS, most recently as head of primary debt markets for Asia Pacific. John began his career as an accountant at Price Waterhouse and then Nomura, before spending nine years at Deutsche Bank in New York and Tokyo.
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