IFR Asia Outlook for Asian Credit Roundtable 2020: Roundtable participants

IFR Asia Outlook for Asian Credit Roundtable 2020
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Kenny Chan

Zhenro Properties

Kenny Chan is executive director and chief financial officer at Zhenro Properties, a Hong Kong-listed Chinese property developer and one of Asia’s most frequent issuers of US dollar high-yield bonds. He joined Zhenro in 2018 after holding senior finance roles at Future Land Development Holdings, Times China Holdings and Golden Wheel Tiandi Holdings, and was previously an auditor and KPMG and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.

Zhenro returned to the US dollar bond market on May 14 to raise US$200m, in Asia’s first public offering of high-yield bonds since early March.


Morgan Lau

Fidelity International

Morgan Lau is a portfolio manager at Fidelity International, responsible for a range of Asian credit strategies in both US dollars and renminbi. Before joining Fidelity in 2018, he worked at Allianz Global Investors, where he was responsible for supporting the Hong Kong-based fixed income team across their suite of product strategies. Before that, Morgan was at BEA Union Investment (Hong Kong) as a portfolio manager responsible for Asian and China bond strategies as well as global government multi-currency strategies.


Alan Roch

Standard Chartered

Alan Roch is head of bond syndicate for Asia at Standard Chartered, responsible for the execution and pricing of new issues in global and local currencies. He joined StanChart in 2018 from ANZ, where he ran the bond syndicate desk in Asia for three years. Roch moved to Asia with RBS in 2011 to run debt syndicate for the region, having earlier worked in emerging market syndicate positions at RBS and ABN AMRO in London.


Michael Taylor

Moody’s Investors Service

Michael Taylor is chief credit officer for Asia Pacific at Moody’s, where he leads regional research, particularly with a cross-sectoral and macro credit focus, as well as coordinating major regional analytical initiatives. 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.


Steve Garton

Editor, IFR Asia (Moderator)

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