Meet the speakers

IFR Asia Outlook for Asian Credit Roundtable 2021
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Thu Ha Chow

Loomis Sayles

Thu Ha Chow is a portfolio manager and senior credit strategist for the emerging markets debt team at Loomis Sayles Investments Asia, based in Singapore. She joined Loomis Sayles in 2016 as a senior credit research analyst, having been previously head of Asian credit at Aberdeen Asset Management in Singapore, responsible for research, portfolio and Asian credit trading.

Chow started her career in investment banking with Credit Suisse.


Patrick Liu

Admiralty Harbour

Patrick Liu is the co-founder and CEO of Admiralty Harbour Financial Group, a Hong Kong-based advisory firm specialising in onshore and offshore Chinese debt capital markets. Before setting up the company in 2018 he was co-head of Asia debt capital markets at UBS, where he worked for seven years, and previously worked in DCM at Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse.


Shilpa Singhal

NN Investment Partners

Shilpa Singhal is a senior credit analyst and portfolio manager at NN Investment Partners, the Dutch asset manager, where she helps manage a portfolio of Asian hard currency bonds and has a special focus on the Asian financial sector. She joined in 2013 after four years at Standard Chartered as a senior credit research analyst covering financial institutions in Asia, excluding Japan, and previously worked at Merrill Lynch.


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.


Manjesh Verma


Manjesh Verma is head of Asia credit sector specialists at Citigroup, where he is responsible for desk-based credit trading strategy and research. His team covers Asian investment grade and high yield corporate bond issuers.

Verma joined Citi in 2014 from Mitsubishi UFJ Securities, and has previously worked for Lehman Brothers and Nomura, among others.


Steve Garton

Editor, IFR Asia (Moderator)

Steve Garton is Asia editor at IFR, where he is responsible for all editorial content in the Asia Pacific region. He leads a team of reporters and editors in Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney, focusing on capital market financings across the region.

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