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Infrastructure, Investment and Asset Management

FT-AIIB Summit

Mobilising Infrastructure Capital to Connect and Transform Asia

Hong Kong |
Speakers include:
Jin  Liqun

Jin Liqun

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Government of Indonesia

The Honourable Paul Chan Mo-po

The Honourable Paul Chan Mo-po

Hong Kong SAR Government

Overview

The race is on in Asia to bridge the infrastructure funding gap now estimated at US1.4 trillion per year. Mobilising private capital to complement the financing initiatives of MDBs and Governments is now a top priority as the landscape for investment evolves rapidly, influenced by a new era in geo-economics, cross border connectivity and geopolitics, and an increased focus on sustainable development.

This inaugural FT-AIIB Summit, organised by the Financial Times in partnership with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, will bring together senior policy makers, investors, developers and advisors to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the market, and the steps that should be taken to deliver on the vision for Asian infrastructure.

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fallback Add to my Calendar 11/01/2017 08:00:0011/01/2017 18:00:00trueFT-AIIB SummitThe race is on in Asia to bridge the infrastructure funding gap now estimated at US1.4 trillion per year. Mobilising private capital to complement the financing initiatives of MDBs and Governments is now a top priority as the landscape for investment evolves rapidly, influenced by a new era in geo-economics, cross border connectivity and geopolitics, and an increased focus on sustainable development.This inaugural FT-AIIB Summit, organised by the Financial Times in partnership with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, will bring together senior policy makers, investors, developers and advisors to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the market, and the steps that should be taken to deliver on the vision for Asian infrastructure.FT-AIIB-Summit74f59a2d20004ef03f717f7f0182d57eMM/DD/YYYY

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Agenda - 1st Nov

  • 8:00am
    Registration and networking
  • 8:50am
    Opening Remarks from the Financial Times

    Jamil Anderlini, Asia Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:00am
    Welcome Address

    The Honourable Paul Chan Mo-po, Financial Secretary, Hong Kong SAR Government

  • 9:10am
    Opening keynote dialogue: The vision for Asian infrastructure

    Jin Liqun, President, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

    in conversation with Jamil Anderlini, Asia Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:40am
    Panel: Green infrastructure - from policy to practice

    Infrastructure investment has a vital role to play in delivering on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement. In Asia success will require a seismic shift in how the regional project pipeline is planned, designed and funded, ultimately determining economies’ resource intensity, energy security and dependence on fossil fuels in the long-term. Progress is already being made with the establishment of an Asean hub for the Sustainable Development Investment Partnership but the challenge now is to put policy into practice, incorporating cross border political cooperation, business leadership and technological advancement. How can national and regional priorities and strategies be aligned to achieve climate resilient infrastructure and renewable efficient energy sources – can the Belt and Road initiative be used as a guide? What standards are being used to judge the sustainability of projects in the region and how do they compare with standards used in the US and Europe? What progress is being made in utilising alternative technologies to level the playing field with fossil fuel? As the annual value of Green Bonds being issued looks set to reach US$1 trillion by 2020, what other structures could mobilise private capital in sustainable infrastructure and what are the main risks and uncertainties for investors and developers?

    Introductory remarks: Bruce Weller, Managing Director, Head of Power and Project Finance, Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas

    Anita George, Executive Vice President, Growth Markets, CDPQ

    Sagarika Chatterjee, Head of Climate Policy, Associate Director, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

    Joachim von Amsberg, Vice President Policy and Strategy, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

    Moderator: Victor Mallet, Asia News Editor, Financial Times

  • 10:40am
    Refreshments and networking
  • 11:00am
    Keynote: How are geo-economics reshaping infrastructure investment?

    Raymund Chao, Asia Pacific Chairman, PwC

  • 11:25am
    Panel: Breaking down barriers to incentivise long-term private capital

    The need for private investment in Asian infrastructure has reached a critical level, with the funding deficit now estimated at US$1.4 trillion per year. However, despite growing levels of ‘dry powder’ and an appetite for infrastructure amongst investors seeking diversification, and inflation and interest rate protection, the funding gap remains. What is holding back institutional investors, private equity firms and investment funds from piling in to capitalise on the potentially lucrative returns of infrastructure? What steps can Governments and MDBs take to engage with potential investors, understand their preferences and tackle concerns around transparency, and legal and political governance? Where are the most attractive long-term opportunities in Asia, and what are the most effective structures to access them? As the requirement for private funding becomes ever more crucial is it time for project pipelines to be reanalysed from the investors’ perspective focusing on financial viability, risk allocation and the risk return profile when compared with other investment opportunities?

    Introductory remarks: Colin Chen, Deputy General Manager, Structured Finance Department, Asian Investment Banking Division, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., a member of MUFG

    Jin-Yong Cai, Partner, TPG

    Boon Chin Hau, Senior Vice President and Head Asia & Emerging Markets Infrastructure, GIC

    Martin Kimmig, Chief Risk Officer, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

    Stuart Salt, Partner, Global Head of Project Finance, Linklaters

    Moderator: Henny Sender, Chief International Finance Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 12:30pm
    Lunch for speakers and delegates
  • 1:45pm
    Keynote dialogue

    Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance, Government of Indonesia

    in conversation with Jamil Anderlini, Asia Editor, Financial Times

  • 2:10pm
    Panel: Accelerating capital markets development across Asia to facilitate infrastructure finance

    Deepening local capital markets in Asia is seen by many as vital to securing the private capital required to bridge the widening infrastructure funding gap. Low yields and a stronger dollar, as well as the promised Belt & Road pipeline, present an unique opportunity for the region’s nascent local markets to expand, and capitalise on investor demand for stable, long-term returns, as well as diversify the funding sources available to projects in Asia. What is the outlook for the expansion of capital markets in the region and where are the limitations when applied to greenfield and brownfield infrastructure projects? As competition heats up, which financial centre is likely to emerge as the hub and centre of excellence for cross-border, regional infrastructure development? To what extent is the rise of green bond issuance in China being replicated in other countries and is current investor appetite sustainable? What steps need to be taken to enhance the development of local currency bond markets and how can their potential be fully realised? What can Asia learn and take from Europe’s 2020 Project Bond Initiative?

    Lincoln Leong Kwok-Kuen, Chief Executive Officer, MTR Corporation

    Thierry de Longuemar, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank 

    Frank Lyn, Markets Leader, China and Hong Kong, PwC

    Eddie Yue, Deputy Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

    Zhenyi Tang, Chairman, CLSA

    Moderator: Henny Sender, Chief International Finance Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 3:00pm
    Refreshments and networking
  • 3:20pm
    Evolving landscape for financing energy projects in South East Asia

    Power and energy project financing in South East Asia is critical to the region realising its huge growth potential.  As policy makers balance the need to attract private capital on the one hand and macroeconomic stability on the other, the investment and financing landscape continues to evolve.  Where do the opportunities for developers and investors lie, and how can they be accessed?  To what extent are the combination of global climate change initiatives, international style IPP financing models, and the rise of local liquidity and capital markets reshaping the funding of these power projects? 

    Wee Seng Lim, Managing Director, Head of Project Finance, DBS

  • 3:35pm
    Panel: Overcoming the obstacles to a seamless cross-border infrastructure in Asia

    The benefits of cross border infrastructure developments are clear, enhancing trade, growth, inclusivity and economic integration within and between countries. However, delivering on initiatives such as China’s ambitious Belt and Road, the Bangladesh-China-India Myanmar Economic Corridor, the KL-Singapore high speed rail project and others can be constrained by political challenges, structural adjustments and fiscal imbalances. What steps do policy makers need to take to facilitate the building of a coherent architecture of mega-regional infrastructure developments across Asia? How can regional cooperation at a political and practical level be fostered to effectively to explore mutually beneficial synergies, manage programmes and regulatory challenges? What changes are needed in governance structures to manage project risks and secure much needed private sector financing?

    Bill Banks, Global Infrastructure Leader, EY

    Andrew Clark, Partner, Head of Projects - Asia Pacific, White & Case

    Tan Cheng Guan, Executive Vice President & Head of Group Business Development & Commercial, Utilities, Sembcorp Industries

    Wee Seng Lim, Managing Director and Head of Project Finance, DBS

    Frederic Ribieras, Vice President and CFO, Global Growth Operations, GE

    Moderator: Victor Mallet, Asia News Editor, Financial Times

  • 4:20pm
    Keynote Dialogue: Opportunities and challenges in investing in India infrastructure

    India has a huge unmet need for investment in infrastructure, estimated at about US$646 billion over the next five years in the power, roads and urban infrastructure sectors. What are the most effective approaches for investors to tap into the potential of this vast market? How is Government working to facilitate and bring together public and private infrastructure investment, and is the end in sight for project delays and bottlenecks?

  • 4:45pm
    Panel Discussion: Thinking now about next generation infrastructure…

    Disruptive technologies such as drones, driverless cars and digitally connected smart cities are rapidly transforming the landscape for infrastructure, reshaping how developments are planned, funded and operated. On top of this there is a growing awareness that projects and assets built now need to stand the test of time against a background of technological innovation, political change, increasing urbanisation and an ageing population. How can developers, governments and investors future proof their infrastructure developments in transport, water, waste, energy and building design and seize the efficiencies and valuable opportunities that innovation will open up? Panellists in this session will discuss what the future may bring to recalibrate infrastructure plans and strategies, and lead improvements to drive better outcomes throughout the asset lifecycle.

    Hakim Drissi Kaitouni, Managing Director, Wren House Infrastructure

    Ram Mahidhara, Chief Investment Officer, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, International Finance Corporation

    Andrew Pickford, Director, Infrastructure and Transport Advisory Services, MVA Hong Kong

    Mike Wilkinson, Senior Vice President, General Manager Asia Pacific, Bechtel Corporation

    Moderator: Najeeb Haider, Principal Strategy Officer, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

  • 5:30pm
    Chairman’s closing remarks

     Jamil Anderlini, Asia Editor, Financial Times

  • 5:35pm
    Networking reception for speakers, delegates and guests

Speakers (28)

Jin  Liqun

Jin Liqun

President
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Jin Liqun is the President of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). He has accountability for all of the Bank’s operations and ensures its mission is carried out under the direction of the Board of Directors. Before being elected as the Bank’s first president, Mr Jin served as Secretary-General of the Multilateral Interim Secretariat tasked with establishing AIIB. He has rich experience across the private and public sectors, as well as with MDBs. He served as Chairman of China International Capital Corporation Ltd, China’s first joint-venture investment bank, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of China Investment Corporation, and Chairman of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds. Mr Jin previously served as Vice President, and then Ranking Vice President, of the Asian Development Bank, and as Alternate Executive Director for China at the World Bank and at the Global Environment Facility. He spent nearly two decades at the Chinese Ministry of Finance, reaching the rank of Vice Minister. Mr Jin holds an MA in English Literature from Beijing Institute of  Foreign Languages (now Beijing Foreign Studies University). He was also a Hubert Humphrey Fellow in the Economics Graduate Program at Boston University.

Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Minister of Finance
Government of Indonesia

Sri Mulyani Indrawati was appointed Indonesia’s Minister of Finance by President Joko Widodo on July 27, 2016. Prior to this, she was Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of the World Bank Group from June 2010. Sri Mulyani had previously served as Finance Minister from December 2005 to May 2010 and was also Acting Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs from 2008. Among her many achievements, Sri Mulyani stabilised the economy, maintained a prudent fiscal policy, decreased the cost of loans and managed Indonesia’s debt, creating trust among investors. She also made fundamental changes to the Ministry of Finance. She was recognised as the best Finance Minister in Asia by the Emerging Markets newspaper at the IMF/World Bank Meetings in September 2006. She was also named 2006 Finance Minister of the year by Euromoney. She was recognised as the second most influential woman in Indonesia by Globe Asia magazine in 2007 and the world’s 23rd most influential woman by Forbes in 2008. From 2002 to 2005, Sri Mulyani was Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund, representing 12 countries in South East Asia. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Universitas Indonesia, and a Master of Science in Policy Economics and a PhD in Economics from the University of Illinois in the US.

The Honourable Paul Chan Mo-po

The Honourable Paul Chan Mo-po

Financial Secretary
Hong Kong SAR Government

The Honourable Paul Chan Mo-po GBM, GBS, MH, JP was appointed Financial Secretary for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in January 2017.  He was previously Secretary for Development from 2012. Before joining the Government, Mr Chan held a number of public service positions including member of the Legislative Council; Chairman of Legal Aid Services Council; Board Member of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority; non-official member of the Strategic Development Commission and Council Member of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  He is a former President of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a former Chairman of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Hong Kong. Mr Chan is a Certified Public Accountant.

Anita George

Anita George

Executive Vice President, Growth Markets
CDPQ

Anita M. George has been Executive Vice President, Growth Markets since July of 2017. Her mandate is to implement a key pillar of CDPQ’s strategy which aims to increase its international exposure in targeted growth markets by sourcing the best investment opportunities and by developing the organization’s network of sustainable and high-quality local partnerships. Ms George is responsible for the New Delhi office, and sits on the Executive Committee as well as the Investment-Risk Committee.  She joined CDPQ in 2016 as Managing Director, South Asia, bringing to the organization her in-depth knowledge of the South Asian business community, in both the private and public sectors. She also has extensive experience in managing global infrastructure investment portfolios. Prior to joining CDPQ, she was Senior Director of the World Bank’s Global Practice on Energy and Extractives. Previously, she was Director, Infrastructure and Natural Resources of the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group. She has also acted as Head, Siemens Financial Services in India. Her various roles have led her to work in several regions of the world, including Europe, South and Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa.  Ms George holds a BA in Economics and Spanish from Smith College, in Massachusetts, and a Masters in Economics and a MBA in Finance from Boston University.

Bill Banks

Bill Banks

Global Infrastructure Leader
EY

Bill Banks is the EY Global Infrastructure Leader, and has more than 25 years of experience in advising government and public sector clients on a range of complex, iconic infrastructure projects around the world.  He is a board member of UNECE PPP Business Advisory Board and is on the B20 Infrastructure and Investment Taskforce. He is a former Board member of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and a former member of the Advisory Council for the Australian chapter of the International Project Finance Association. Mr Banks is also currently an Adjunct Professor at Mirvac School of Sustainable Development at Bond University, Queensland.   He holds an MA Economics with Accountancy from Aberdeen University in Scotland, and is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and an associate member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Jin-Yong Cai

Jin-Yong Cai

Partner
TPG

Jin-Yong Cai is a Partner at TPG. From 2012 to 2016, he was the CEO of International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group and the largest multilateral financial institution focusing on private sector development in emerging economies. Prior to IFC, he was a partner at Goldman Sachs and its Chief Executive in China. Before Goldman Sachs, he was with Morgan Stanley and a member of the team which in 1995 started the operation of China International Capital Co (CICC), a Morgan Stanley invested venture and the first investment bank in China. Mr Cai has had extensive experience in emerging economies. While in IFC, he refocused the institution on developing and executing strategies to deliver more impactful solutions to development challenges, in the areas of infrastructure development, financial inclusion and investment climate. From the mid of 1990s, he had been actively involved in the reform and transition process of the Chinese economy, participated in and led some of the most significant restructuring and capital market transactions.  Mr Cai is a board member of Aon plc, and also serves as a board member of Mo Ibrahim Foundation and a member of international advisory board of KAPSARC. He holds a bachelor's degree from Beijing University and doctoral degree in economics from Boston University.

Raymund Chao

Raymund Chao

Asia Pacific Chairman
PwC

Raymund Chao is PwC Asia Pacific Chairman. He is one of the five senior partners on PwC's Global Network Leadership team that sets the overall strategy for the PwC Network. Appointed in 2015, he is also the Chairman and CEO of Great China.  With over 30 years of professional experience, he has provided audit and business advisory services to both state-owned and private enterprises in Hong Kong and in Mainland China.  Mr Chao has been involved in a number of onshore and offshore initial public offerings (IPO), debt financing, corporate restructuring, and merger and acquisition transactions. During the past ten years or so, he has been heavily involved in promoting corporate governance and systems of internal control for enterprises.  Mr Chao began his career in Toronto, Canada in 1984 and returned to his home in Hong Kong in 1992. He relocated to Beijing in 2003 and became PwC’s China Assurance Leader in 2005. From 2011, he became PwC’s Assurance Leader for Asia Pacific and is one of the five core members of the PwC’s Global Assurance Executive Team, which determines the strategy and directions for PwC’s Assurance business on a global basis.  Mr Chao is a Chartered Accountant in Canada and a Certified Public Accountant (practicing) in Hong Kong.

Colin Chen

Colin Chen

Deputy General Manager, Structured Finance Department, Asian Investment Banking Division
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., a member of MUFG

Colin Chen has been with The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ since 2000.  He is currently the Head of the Structured Finance for the Asian Investment Banking Division with responsibility for the project finance, real estate and asset finance business for MUFG in Asia and the Oceania region. Mr Chen has been involved in project financing for over 26 years and over the course of his career he has worked in London, New York and Singapore, covering both advisory as well as arranging roles. Mr Chen holds a BSC (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University Of Manchester Institute Of Science and Technology, and an MBA from the University of Rochester, NY.

Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

Partner, Head of Projects - Asia Pacific
White & Case

Andrew Clark  is a Partner and the Head of Projects for Asia Pacific at White & Case.  He advises on major project financing transactions in the energy, infrastructure and transport (road and rail) sectors and has experience in multiple jurisdictions across the Asia-Pacific region and South America. He works with organisations at the forefront of renewable energy, particularly in the wind, solar and hydro sectors.  Mr Clark’s project delivery experience extends to public private partnerships; engineering, procurement, and construction contracts, design and construction contracts, alliance agreements, operation and maintenance agreements as well as offtake, connection and joint venture agreements. He is recognised in Best Lawyers as one of the leading Energy, Government, Transportation and Project Finance and Development lawyers in Australia and by Chambers Global as one of the leading lawyers in Australia in Projects, Construction and Energy and Natural Resources.

Najeeb Haider

Najeeb Haider

Principal Strategy Officer
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Najeeb Haider is Principal Strategy Officer for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Prior to joining AIIB in September this year, Mr Haider worked for Citicorp International Limited (CIL). He spent most of his 21 years with CIL in the project and infrastructure finance business, and his last position held was Managing Director and Asia Pacific Head for the business. He was based out of Hong Kong for 19 years and prior to that in Karachi. Previously he worked in the corporate banking departments of Chase Manhattan Bank (four years) and Bank of America (two years). Mr Haider holds BBA and MBA degrees from the Institute of Business Administration, University of Karachi.

Boon Chin Hau

Boon Chin Hau

Senior Vice President and Head, Asia & Emerging Markets Infrastructure
GIC

Boon Chin Hau is Senior Vice President and Head, Asia and Emerging Markets in the GIC Infrastructure Group.  He joined GIC in 2008. He was previously an Investment Manager at Pulsar Energy Capital where he invested in projects across the energy sector in Europe and the Americas. Before that Mr Boon was a member of the infrastructure advisory team at Credit Suisse covering a range of projects in transport, logistics and aerospace. He began his career at Singapore Power where he managed natural gas pipeline projects. He holds degrees from Imperial College London and the University of Chicago.

Thierry De Longuemar

Thierry De Longuemar

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Thierry de Longuemar is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at the AIIB.  He is responsible for the design and implementation of AIIB’s financial strategies and policies, including oversight of the Controller and Treasury departments. He previously served as both the Treasurer and Vice President of Finance at the Asian Development Bank and the African Development Bank. Mr de Longuemar’s career extends to the private sector where he worked in progressively senior roles in banking and energy, including postings at ABN AMRO, Credit Agricole, Compagnie Bancaire and TOTAL. He graduated from l’Ecole des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC) in 1978.

Hakim Drissi Kaitouni

Hakim Drissi Kaitouni

Managing Director
Wren House Infrastructure

Hakim Drissi Kaitouni has been the Managing Director of Wren House Infrastructure (WHI) since he founded it in 2013.  He is responsible for WHI’s activities globally and provides leadership and coordination across all areas of the business including origination, execution and asset management. He is a member of the WHI Investment Committee and is a non-executive director of Associated British Port Holdings Ltd, Viesgo and London City Airport. Prior to setting up Wren House, he was a senior banker in the Corporate Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions team within the Investment Banking department of BoA Merrill Lynch based in London and New York. He worked with clients on a number of complex and innovative mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions across the energy & power and transport sectors including transactions in the renewables, power, utilities, airports and ports businesses. He is an Alliance Member of the Atlantic Council and holds a bachelor degree in Computer Science from Queens College.

Shaun Kenny

Shaun Kenny

President, Asia Pacific
Bechtel Infrastructure

Shaun Kenny leads Bechtel’s Infrastructure business in Asia Pacific and in addition serves as the corporate Regional President for Asia Pacific.  He is a Senior Vice President of Bechtel Corporation Inc. Mr Kenny began his Bechtel career in 1997, as a construction engineer on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. Since then he has served in construction and project management roles in UK, Chile and Australia in Bechtel’s water, rail and mining businesses. In his most recent role as President of M&M (Mining & Metals), a position he held from 2013 to 2016, he led the M&M team to improve safety performance, deliver a series of milestone projects and restructure its operations to win new work in particularly tough market conditions. Before Bechtel, Mr Kenny worked as an engineer for the Balfour Beatty Group of Companies in the United Kingdom, including on the Heathrow Express Rail Link in the late ‘90s.  He is a chartered Civil Engineer in the United Kingdom, a Fellow of Engineers Australia, a registered Engineer in Australia and holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from Liverpool Polytechnic.

Martin Kimmig

Martin Kimmig

Chief Risk Officer
AIIB

Martin Kimmig is Chief Risk Officer at the AIIB, with responsibility for the stability and financial continuity of the Bank. He oversees capital allocation and utilization, manages financial and non-financial risks, including reputational consequences, as well as fostering a strong risk culture throughout the Bank. He joined the AIIB from The Rock Creek Group where he was a Managing Director covering emerging market equities. Previously, he spent 24 years at the World Bank Group, primarily in the International Finance Corporation (IFC) where he held leadership positions in both investment operations and risk management. Mr Kimmig holds a PhD in economics from the University of Freiburg and a CFA designation.  

Lincoln Leong Kwok-kuen

Lincoln Leong Kwok-kuen

Chief Executive Officer
MTR Corporation

Lincoln Leong has been Chief Executive Officer and a Member of the Board of Directors at MTR Corporation Limited since 2015, and a Member of the Executive Directorate since 2002. As CEO, Mr Leong is responsible for the company’s overall performance in and outside of Hong Kong. He joined MTR in 2002 as the Finance Director, and was re-titled as the Finance & Business Development Director in 2008. He was appointed Deputy CEO in 2012 and the Acting CEO in 2014.  Prior to joining the MTR Corporation Limited, he worked in the accountancy and investment banking industries in London, Vancouver and Hong Kong. Mr Leong is a non-executive director of Mandarin Oriental International Limited, Chairman of the Quality Assurance Council of the University Grants Committee, Vice-Chairman of The Hong Kong Housing Society, and a Vice-Patron and a member of the Board of Directors of The Community Chest of Hong Kong. He was an independent non-executive director of Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited.  Mr Leong holds a BA (subsequently an MA) from the University of Cambridge and is a qualified chartered accountant.  Mr Leong is a chartered fellow of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong.

Wee Seng Lim

Wee Seng Lim

Managing Director & Head of Project Finance
DBS

Wee Seng Lim heads up Project Finance business at DBS, and also serves as Country Head of Vietnam. He is also a founding member of Clifford Capital, a specialist finance company set up to address gaps in the project and structured asset-backed finance markets. For the past 15 years, he has been deeply involved in project financing in Asia, covering projects in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Australia, Singapore, India and China  Sector experience includes power (both merchant and IPP/Captive models), PPPs and oil and gas (including LNG).  Mr Lim leads a team of project finance professionals across three geographies, Singapore, Seoul and Beijing. Recent and on-going transactions include acting as Financial Advisor for a 2,000MW Ultra-supercritical IPP in Indonesia, a 200MW mine-mouth power plant, a High-Speed Rail project and a water desalination project in Singapore in addition to multiple loan arrangement roles in the Asia Pacific.   Mr Lim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies (Banking) (Honours) from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Frank Lyn

Frank Lyn

Markets Leader, China and Hong Kong
PwC

Frank Lyn is the Senior Partner of PwC Hong Kong and the Markets Leader of PwC China and Hong Kong, the Corporate Finance Leader of PwC China and Hong Kong and a member of the PwC Management Board.  Over his 27 years of service in Mainland China, Mr Lyn has brought accounting services and corporate finance expertise to the Mainland, while promoting the development of China’s capital and securities markets. Mr Lyn possesses years of extensive experience working on listing and consulting projects, and has acted as the lead engagement partner for more than 10 listing projects, including the listing of H shares, N shares and B shares and the listing of China Red Chip stocks in Hong Kong.  With regard to fund-raising, he has assisted many overseas, China and Hong Kong investors in connection with their investments in China as well as outbound investments outside of China, including feasibility analysis, due diligence, fund raising and advising on investment strategies.  Mr Lyn is the member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and Certified Dealmaker of China Mergers & Acquisitions Association.

Nan Luo

Nan Luo

Head of China
Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

Nan Luo is head of China for the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), a role she assumed in October 2017.  She works with Chinese institutional investors and external bodies to help raise awareness of responsible investment in China.  Before joining the PRI, Ms Luo worked with the Department of International Trade at the British Embassy in Beijing, where she was the Head of Institutional Infrastructure Investment, leading on attracting Chinese capital investment into UK Energy and Infrastructure activities, with particular focus on renewable energy. Prior to that position, she spent five years working in the Climate Change and Energy Section of the Embassy, focusing on green finance strategies and policy-oriented projects to address global climate change and support China’s low carbon transition. Ms Luo also spent two years at Climate Bridge Ltd in Shanghai, where she developed and managed Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects. The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is one of the Flexible Mechanisms defined in the Kyoto Protocol that provides for emissions reduction projects.  She holds a bachelor of Engineering from Northwest A&F University, China and an MSc In European Forestry, for which she studied at a number of European institutions.

Ram Mahidhara

Ram Mahidhara

Chief Investment Officer, Infrastructure and Natural Resources
International Finance Corporation

Ram Mahidhara is a Chief Investment Officer with the Infrastructure & Natural Resources department at IFC, and is based in Washington DC. Currently, among his other tasks, he is working on a multi-billion US dollar infrastructure-focused, co- lending program that IFC has established with selected institutional investors.  Prior to his current assignment, Dr Mahidhara was in Hong Kong as part of IFC’s Global Client Service team, where he provided dedicated coverage to a select group of Asia-based infrastructure clients whose collective revenues exceeded US$140 billion. He previously spent nearly nine years in Africa, the last five of which he managed IFC’s assets in Infrastructure, TMT and Natural Resources in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr Mahidhara has been with IFC for 20 years, with his first 9 years in Washington DC, working initially on corporate strategy and for the most part with IFC’s infrastructure group, on Latin American infrastructure projects.  He formerly worked for Amoco Corporation and the Regional Economics Applications Lab, both in Chicago.  Dr Mahidhara holds a Phd in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin.

Andrew Pickford

Andrew Pickford

Director, Infrastructure and Transport Advisory Services
MVA Hong Kong

Andrew Pickford is the Director for Infrastructure and Transport Advisory Services at MVA Hong Kong. For the last 12 years he has advised governments in Chile, Australia, US, UK, Malaysia, Indonesia, Netherlands, Sweden and South Africa on PPP and the use of technology to improve road operations and public transport. He was founder and chair of the Society for Intelligent Transport Systems (Road User Charging Systems) in the UK from 2003 to 2010, and was appointed by the UK government to lead a team of public and private sector organisations to develop a suite of specifications to enable transport-based micro-payments throughout the UK. He was instrumental in the early development of industrial robotics, mobile location services and the application of advanced technologies to roads and vehicles and has worked on many landmark Intelligent Transport Systems around the world.  In his early career, Mr Pickford developed a new generation of industrial robots and in 1987 assisted in a new systems integration venture for road charging and fleet management. In 2002, as a director of a Cambridge UK based start-up, he assembled a value chain that included Vodafone, for Europe’s first demonstration of location-based services, proving the business case for this emerging market. Up to 1998 he consulted to Singapore’s Land Transport Authority, on the world’s first application of Electronic Road Pricing (ERP).  Mr Pickford holds a BSc and an MBA, and he is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and a Member of the Asia Pacific Infrastructure Partnership.

Frederic Ribieras

Frederic Ribieras

Vice President and CFO Global Growth Operations
GE

Frederic Ribieras has been the Chief Financial Officer of GE Global Growth Operations, including the MENAT region, since 2014. .  He was previously CFO for GE Oil & Gas between 2006 and 2014.  Prior to that he held positions including CFO for Aviation Services and Commercial Finance Manager for GE Energy’s Power Generation Division.  His career with the company began in 1990 with GE Healthcare Europe in Paris where he worked in various finance roles in Accounting, FP&A, Ultrasound Finance and Six Sigma with periods spent in France, UK, Germany, Russia and the US.   He graduated from E.S.D.E., a French Business School, and holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from the University of Hartford.

Stuart Salt

Stuart Salt

Partner, Global Head of Project Finance
Linklaters

Stuart Salt heads Linklaters' Global Project Finance, Energy & Infrastructure Group. He has over 30 years experience (more than 10 years of which has been in Asia) advising lenders, sponsors and other project participants‎ on significant transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Mr Salt is ranked by all the major legal directories as a leading practitioner and recognised as one of the most senior and experienced project financing lawyers globally.  He leads a 13 strong team of dedicated Linklaters energy and infrastructure partners across Asia which combines with our network of leading alliance and best friend firms to enable us to provide the highest quality support our clients wherever they do business in the Asia Pacific region.

Zhenyi Tang

Zhenyi Tang

Chairman
CLSA

Zhenyi Tang is the Chairman of CLSA Limited, a CITIC Securities Company.  He was appointed to this role in January 2017 and in May 2017 he also assumed the role of Chairman, CITIC CLSA Securities, the corporate finance and capital markets business of CLSA. Mr Tang is a member of CITIC Securities’ management.  Prior to joining CLSA, Mr Tang was Deputy Director-General and Director-General of the Office of Board of Directors at CITIC Group in China, a position he held since November 2011. He also served as Joint Company Secretary of CITIC Limited during the same period, facilitating the overall listing of the company.  Between 2006 and 2011 Mr Tang was Executive Assistant (Director-level, Deputy Director-General) to the Vice Minister of Finance.  Before that, from 2001 to 2005, he was Advisor to the Executive Director for China of the World Bank Group. Between 1995 and 2001 Mr Tang served in the World Bank Department and International Department of the Ministry of Finance, guiding China’s cooperation with major global financial institutions and sovereign agencies.  Mr Tang holds an MBA (Finance) from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA and a BA (International Economic Cooperation) from the Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, China. He is also a member of Capital Markets Advisory Committee (CMAC) of International Accounting Standards Board, Standing Committee Member of China Central Government Youth Federation and board member of Beijing Zhonghe Guoan Football Club.

Tan Cheng Guan

Tan Cheng Guan

Executive Vice President & Head Group Business Development & Commercial, Utilities
Sembcorp Industries

Tan Cheng Guan is Executive Vice President and Head of Group Business Development and Commercial for Utilities at Sembcorp Industries.  He has responsibility for driving the expansion of the Group's energy and water businesses globally and has broad experience in engineering, strategy, business and project development for the utilities industry.  While at Sembcorp, Mr Tan pioneered the early development of the Group's Utilities business on Jurong Island and subsequently led the business' expansion into China, India, the UK, the Middle East, Myanmar and Bangladesh. In addition, he drove the acquisition of the Group’s renewable energy businesses in China and India, as well as the acquisition of Cascal's international municipal water business. Prior to joining Sembcorp, Mr Tan spent 12 years in engineering and project management for the oil and gas sector at Brown & Root Far East, where he was based in London, Kuala Lumpur and Miri. He also spent three years in Shanghai as Managing Director of Vopak China, overseeing the growth and operations of Vopak’s businesses in the country. Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) from the University of Liverpool, UK and completed the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.

Joachim  von Amsberg

Joachim von Amsberg

Vice President - Policy and Strategy
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Joachim von Amsberg is Vice President for Policy and Strategy at the AIIB.  He drives the strategic direction for the Bank, including its sectoral and country priorities, its investment strategy and programming, its economic analysis and research, and its operating budget. He oversees the Bank's environmental and social policies, other operational policies, and their implementation. He previously served in a number of progressively senior roles at the World Bank where he most recently held the position of Vice President, Development Finance where he was responsible for the replenishment and stewardship of the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s fund for the poorest, and for trust fund and partnership operations.  Dr von Amsberg holds a PhD in economic policy analysis and an MBA from the University of British Columbia. He also holds a MSc in industrial engineering from the Technical University of Berlin.  

Bruce Weller

Bruce Weller

Managing Director, Head of Power and Project Finance Asia Pacific
BNP Paribas

Bruce Weller currently heads up the BNP Paribas Power and Project Finance business in Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. Before making the move to Asia more than two decades ago, he worked in BNP Paribas’ project and acquisition financing departments in London and Paris.  During his 22 years in Singapore, Mr Weller has been involved in numerous high profile advisory and arranging assignments in the region for global and regional companies active in the power, infrastructure and natural resources sectors. He is a graduate of Harvard University and has an MBA from London Business School.

Eddie Yue

Eddie Yue

Deputy Chief Executive
Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Eddie Yue is responsible for reserves management, external affairs and research at the HKMA. He began his career as an Administrative Officer in the Hong Kong Government in 1986. He joined the HKMA in 1993 and has worked in a number of divisions, including Monetary Management, External Relations, and Banking Development. Mr Yue was appointed to his present position in September 2007. Mr Yue was educated in the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Harvard Business School.

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Co-Chairs and Moderators (4)

Jin  Liqun

Jin Liqun

President
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Jin Liqun is the President of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). He has accountability for all of the Bank’s operations and ensures its mission is carried out under the direction of the Board of Directors. Before being elected as the Bank’s first president, Mr Jin served as Secretary-General of the Multilateral Interim Secretariat tasked with establishing AIIB. He has rich experience across the private and public sectors, as well as with MDBs. He served as Chairman of China International Capital Corporation Ltd, China’s first joint-venture investment bank, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of China Investment Corporation, and Chairman of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds. Mr Jin previously served as Vice President, and then Ranking Vice President, of the Asian Development Bank, and as Alternate Executive Director for China at the World Bank and at the Global Environment Facility. He spent nearly two decades at the Chinese Ministry of Finance, reaching the rank of Vice Minister. Mr Jin holds an MA in English Literature from Beijing Institute of  Foreign Languages (now Beijing Foreign Studies University). He was also a Hubert Humphrey Fellow in the Economics Graduate Program at Boston University.

Jamil Anderlini

Jamil Anderlini

Asia Editor
Financial Times

Jamil Anderlini is the Financial Times’ Asia Editor, appointed in 2015. He oversees the FT’s coverage of the Asia region from Afghanistan to Australia, including China, India, Indonesia and Japan. In addition to directing the work of regional correspondents and overseeing the editing and commissioning team in Hong Kong, Mr Anderlini is an award-winning journalist and published author.  He is fluent in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese.  After a decade and a half working as an editor and journalist in China, he has cultivated a deep knowledge of the political and economic situation in that country. He regularly contributes commentary for other media, including CNN, BBC, CNBC, ABC and A1-Jazeera. He also selectively accepts speaking engagements with corporations, financial institutions, universities, government departments and agencies. Mr Anderlini joined the FT in 2007 and worked as Beijing Correspondent and Deputy Beijing Bureau Chief before he was named Beijing Bureau Chief in 2011, with overall responsible for China coverage at the FT. Mr Anderlini has won numerous reporting prizes, both individually and as part of FT teams. In 2010, he was named Journalist of the Year at the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Editorial Excellence Awards and won the Best Digital Award at the Amnesty International Media Awards. Other prizes include a UK Foreign Press Association Award in 2008, several individual SOPA awards and the inaugural Jones-Mauthner Award in 2012, which recognises outstanding reporting of international affairs by a young reporter at the Financial Times. In 2013, Mr Anderlini was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and short-listed for both Foreign Reporter of the Year at the Press Awards in the UK and also the Orwell Prize, the UK's most prestigious prize for political writing. Prior to joining the FT, he was Beijing Business Correspondent for the South China Morning Post for two years. Before that, he was Chief Editor of the China Economic Review. He is the author of the e-book The Bo Xilai Scandal, published by Penguin and Financial Times in 2012.

Henny Sender

Henny Sender

Chief Correspondent, International Finance
Financial Times

Henny Sender joined the Financial Times in 2007. She was previously the Wall Street Journal's Senior Special Writer for the Money & Investing section and covered private equity and hedge funds. Before joining the Journal, Ms Sender worked in Hong Kong for nearly 10 years and covered regional finance for the Wall Street Journal Asia and the Far Eastern Economic Review. Prior to that, she was in Tokyo for five years for Institutional Investor. Ms Sender was part of a team at the Journal that won a Loeb award for coverage of the meltdown of Amaranth, a hedge fund. Her work on the overseas Chinese received a citation from the Overseas Press Club and she was a finalist for the National Magazine Awards. Her book on India, The Kashmiri Pandits, was published by Oxford University Press. Ms Sender holds an MS from the Columbia University School of Journalism. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Victor  Mallet

Victor Mallet

Asia News Editor
Financial Times

Victor Mallet is a journalist, commentator and author with three decades of experience in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He is currently Asia news editor for the Financial Times. Previously he was bureau chief in Madrid and Asia editor in Hong Kong. From there, he managed the FT’s coverage of the Asia-Pacific and wrote editorials, columns and features on security, politics, economics and business. He twice won the Society of Publishers in Asia award for opinion writing. In India, he was twice awarded the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism as a foreign correspondent, once for a feature about the rise of Narendra Modi and later for a magazine article on the River Ganges.  His highly praised book on the south-east Asian industrial revolution and the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis, The Trouble with Tigers (HarperCollins), was first published in 1999. His new book about the Ganges, River of Life, River of Death: The Ganges and India's Future is published by Oxford University Press in October 2017.

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CPT Hours

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This Summit is qualified for 6 CPT hours by the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts Limited (HKSFA)

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Why Attend?

  • Investors will benefit from the most up to date information on the bankable project pipeline in Asia, and the opportunities for investment in key countries
  • Policy makers and MDBs will meet investors and financiers to highlight the practical steps being taken to share risk, incentivise and attract private capital to green and brownfield projects
  • Developers will network with investors and policy makers sharing their plans and exploring viable opportunities for further infrastructure development in the region
  • All stakeholders in the vision for Asian infrastructure will discuss moving from policy to practice to deliver greener, innovative, connected and future proofed infrastructure across the region
  • Advisors will build relationships across the infrastructure value chain - from policy makers and MDBs to financiers and investors
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Who Attends?

  • Policy-makers and Regulators
  • Diplomats
  • Institutional investors (sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, life insurance companies)
  • Development Banks and Multilateral Organisations (senior level only)
  • Investment Banks
  • Infrastructure Funds
  • Private Equity Firms
  • Asset Managers
  • Infrastructure Developers
  • Advisors
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Venue

Four Seasons
8 Finance Street
Central
Hong Kong

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Presented By (1)

Financial Times Live (FT Live) is the global conferences and events division of the Financial Times Group. Chaired by senior journalists from the Financial Times Group, the summits, conferences, awards and strategic forums organised by FT Live gather the world’s brightest minds and most influential decision-makers.

Exclusive on-stage interviews, stimulating presentations and lively panel debates – available on multiple content platforms – provide the cutting-edge insights, unique personalities and peer audience engagement that have the power to transform finance, business, politics, society and culture.

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 840,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving more than half of total traffic.

Founding Partner (1)

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a specialized 21st century multilateral financial institution with a mission to improve social and economic development in Asia, and beyond, by investing in infrastructure and other productive sectors.  Its establishment is grounded in  the belief that infrastructure investment lays a strong foundation for long-term economic growth.  By investing in in high quality, financially viable and environmentally friendly infrastructure projects, AIIB will better connect people, services and markets to promote sustainable development, growth and prosperity. Headquartered in Beijing, the Bank commenced its operation in January 2016 and has now grown to 77 approved members from around the world.

Platinum and Lunch Sponsor (1)

Imagine the power of over 223,000 people with a common purpose — building relationships and delivering expertise that creates value for you and your business. This is PwC, the brand under which the member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited operate and provide professional services. Together, these firms form the PwC network, a network with a history of operating in Asia for over 100 years. 

We bring global perspectives, with in-depth capabilities and knowledge to solve local, regional and global issues. Every day, our people work collaboratively with you to build value and solve important problems - from world-class business strategy through to execution by implementing leading edge people-process- technology transformation initiatives that leverage your organisation's strengths to build competitive advantage in this digital age.

People are at the heart of our business strategy and our success. We value a learning culture where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded and diversity is valued and respected. As competition in Asia intensifies, it is important for insurance companies to get ahead of disruptive changes. 

Let us apply our world-class capabilities to help you exceed your business goals. Ask us how. 

Gold and Networking Sponsor (1)

Linklaters is a leading global law firm, supporting clients in achieving their strategies wherever they do business. We use our expertise and resources to help clients pursue opportunities and manage risk across emerging and developed markets around the world. Linklaters has offices in 29 major business and financial centres in 20 countries. Linklaters is recognised as a market leader on energy and‎ infrastructure transactions and our experts regularly support leading developers, investors, finance providers and governments ‎with a deep knowledge and understanding of the most important issues affecting the sector.

Gold Sponsors (3)

About BNP Paribas in Asia Pacific

In Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas is one of the best-positioned international financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. Currently with over 15,000 employees and a presence in 14 markets, BNP Paribas provides corporates, institutional and private investors with product and service solutions tailored to their specific needs. It offers a wide range of financial services covering corporate & institutional banking, wealth management, asset management, insurance, as well as retail banking and consumer financing through strategic partnerships.

Worldwide, BNP Paribas has a presence in 74 countries with more than 190,000 employees. It has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. Asia Pacific is a key strategic region for BNP Paribas and it continues to develop its franchise in the region.  

DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, with over 280 branches across 18 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS has a growing presence in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The bank's "AA-" and "Aa1" credit ratings, is among the highest in the world.

In the area of Project Finance, DBS was named PFI's Asia-Pacific Bank of the Year (Thomson Reuters). DBS is at the forefront of leveraging digital technology to shape the future of banking, and has been named “World’s Best Digital Bank” by Euromoney. The bank has been recognised for its leadership in the region, having been named “Asia’s Best Bank” by several publications including The Banker, Global Finance, IFR Asia and Euromoney since 2012. In addition, the bank has been named “Safest Bank in Asia” by Global Finance for eight consecutive years from 2009 to 2016.

MUFG is a leading global financial group with 150,000 professionals working across a network of 2,300 offices over 50 countries. The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (the Bank) is a member of MUFG and Japan's premier bank. With 350 years of banking expertise, the Bank is committed to supporting our valued customers and their businesses. The Bank offers an extensive range of banking and investment banking products and services to businesses, governments and individuals worldwide. Its Chinese subsidiary was one of the first foreign banks in China, having established an office in Beijing in 1980, and it has developed an extensive network there. We are a top-tier financial institution in the global project finance sector with investment banking professionals based globally in Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne, New York and London. We have been ranked No. 1 in the Global Project Finance MLA League Tables for the last 5 years, 2012 to 2016.

Silver Sponsors (2)

EY is committed to doing its part in building a better working world. For our infrastructure clients this means helping them to achieve sustainable growth and improved performance by offering an integrated whole-of-lifecycle approach to providing economically, environmentally and socially sustainable infrastructure that benefits the wider economy, creates jobs and improves services.

Our global footprint enables us to tap into resources around the world, connecting infrastructure owners and builders with the most relevant investors and operators that the world has to offer. We have proven experience across various sectors, including energy, mining and real estate, as well as more traditional infrastructure sectors of transport, health, water, education, defense and renewable energy.

White & Case advises on the most significant and complex infrastructure projects and transactions in the world. We advise sponsors, lenders, pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds, infrastructure funds, commercial banks, corporations, developers and governmental entities involved in the development and acquisition of large-scale projects globally, including transportation infrastructure, energy & power infrastructure and social infrastructure.

Our 60 strong Asia-Pacific team form part of an integrated global practice of more than 250 lawyers, providing a highly effective one-stop-shop for infrastructure and energy projects. In addition to our infrastructure development and finance expertise in the development of greenfield assets, we have market-leading M&A, and arbitration practices, which assist in "through life" support on infrastructure transactions as well as the financing, purchasing, refinancing or restructuring of existing assets.

Associate Partner (1)

China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Ltd (“CCB (Asia)”) is the largest overseas business platform of China Construction Bank Corporation (“CCB”) with the most diverse range of products and services, and a pool of talented professionals. Attached to CCB (Asia) and led by Head Office, Global Financing Centre (“GFC”) was newly established in 2017. GFC provides professional financial services to support clients’ “go global” strategy and projects under the One Belt One Road Initiative. GFC leverages on the consolidation of CCB’s overseas resources and a team of specialists to deliver integrated and tailor-made financing solutions in a one-stop service approach.

Supporting Partners (8)

The Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA) is the only pan-Asian association that is dedicated to promoting growth and liquidity in the primary and secondary loan markets of the Asia-Pacific region.

The Association was founded in August 1998 by a core group of founding member banks including: ABN AMRO, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bank of China, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, BNP Paribas, Barclays, Citigroup, DBS, HSBC, JP Morgan Chase, National Australia Bank, Société Générale, Standard Chartered Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and WestLB.

The APLMA is headquartered in Hong Kong, with branch in Australia and management committee in Singapore, and is active throughout Asia through offshore committees across Asia Pacific.

The APLMA represents the common interests of the many different institutions involved in the syndicated loan markets of the Asia-Pacific region. The Association works together with its sister associations in Europe and North America to advocate common market standards and practices with a view towards improving global loan market liquidity. Together with the Loan Market Association (LMA) in London, the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA) in New York, and other associations across Asia Pacific, the APLMA monitors global market trends as part of its effort to more closely integrate the Asian loan markets into an increasingly globalised loan market.

Connecting the Wealth Community in Asia

Asian Wealth Community actively connects investor and private wealth stakeholders specifically in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia. Our Mission is to support our members with opportunities and being a platform for dialogue. As an industry association, we also believe in contributing to an inclusive society with social partnership.

ASIFMA is an independent, regional trade association with over 100 member firms comprising a diverse range of leading financial institutions from both the buy and sell side, including banks, asset managers, law firms and market infrastructure service providers. Together, we harness the shared interests of the financial industry to promote the development of liquid, deep and broad capital markets in Asia.  ASIFMA advocates stable, innovative and competitive Asian capital markets that are necessary to support the region’s economic growth. We drive consensus, advocate solutions and effect change around key issues through the collective strength and clarity of one industry voice.  Our many initiatives include consultations with regulators and exchanges, development of uniform industry standards, advocacy for enhanced markets through policy papers, and lowering the cost of doing business in the region. Through the GFMA alliance with SIFMA in the United States and AFME in Europe, ASIFMA also provides insights on global best practices and standards to benefit the region.

The Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) brings together three of the world’s leading financial trade associations to address the increasingly important global regulatory agenda and to promote coordinated advocacy efforts. The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) in London and Brussels, the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA) in Hong Kong and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) in New York and Washington are, respectively, the European, Asian and North American members of GFMA. For more information, visit

The objective of the Association is to represent and support the general interests in Hong Kong of financial institutions incorporated outside the Asian financial hub; collect and disseminate information relating to the activities of foreign institutions which share an interest in growing their businesses in and from Hong Kong.

The scope of the Association further widened to also welcome non-bank financial institutions, such as insurance groups and asset management firms.  In 2015, we decided to open our Association to law firms, private or public associations which are considered Financial Institutions or are involved in HK Financial Services Industry and we created a new category of membership called “Associate Members”.

The Association meets quarterly over luncheons with guest speakers share views and insights on topics of current interest.  These meetings offer opportunities to get to know other fellow members of the HKFFIA.  We have had many prominent figures from the Hong Kong SAR Government such as the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the Treasury Department and the Stock Exchange etc.

The membership of the Association representing banks, insurance companies and fund managers from several European countries, Australia, Canada, China Chile, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Maritius, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland & USA respectively.

The Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts Limited (HKSFA) is a non-profit organisation founded in 1992 by a group of CFA charterholders in Hong Kong. The Society currently has over 6,486 members and is one of the largest member societies of CFA Institute which has more than 146,000 members in 160 countries/territories. The Society is mostly run by member volunteers with the support of a team of professional staff.

HKSFA shares the mission of CFA Institute in raising professional and ethical standard of financial analysts and investment practitioners through our continuing education events and advocacy effort. In addition to promoting the CFA designation in Hong Kong, the Society aims to provide a forum for our members, CFA Institute, other investment practitioners and regulators.

The Hong Kong Investment Funds Association (“HKIFA”) is a non-profit-making organization that represents the asset management industry in Hong Kong.  We have two major roles, namely consultation and education.   On consultation, we work closely with the authorities to relay the views of our members on issues that have implications for the asset management industry.  On education, we spearhead initiatives to enable Hong Kong people to understand more about the risk/return characteristics of mutual funds; and to use them effectively for retirement investment and other financial planning purposes.  We have 67 fund management companies as full/overseas members, managing about 1,350 SFC-authorized funds.  Assets under management were about US$1,130 billion as at the end of April 2017.  In addition, we have 60 affiliate and associate members.

The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) is a trade association and a unique organisation that is a highly influential voice for the global capital market. ICMA represents members worldwide, who are active in the international capital market on a cross border basis; and is distinct from other trade associations in representing both the buy-side and the sell-side of the industry. ICMA has its head office in Zurich, where it was founded in 1969, with a subsidiary in London and representative offices in Paris and Hong Kong.

ICMA’s market conventions and standards have been the pillars of the international debt market for almost 50 years. While ICMA has been most active in the international debt market, it takes full account of the increasing integration between the debt and equity, cash and derivatives markets, working with other trade associations where it makes sense to do so.

Membership continues to grow with currently around 500 members based in approximately 60 countries. ICMA members include global investment banks, commercial and regional banks, brokers, private banks, institutional asset managers, pension funds, central banks, sovereign wealth funds and other institutions with a pronounced interest in the securities market, such as supranational institutions, infrastructure providers, rating agencies, leading law firms and medias.

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Caproasia Online:

Caproasia Online is an E-Magazine for Wealth Managers, Private Bankers & Investment Professionals, providing the most exciting content for Asia's wealth management and investment professionals. Collectively, they manage more than $20 trillion assets in Asia.

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Caproasia is a financial information service company.  We focus on research and development, and providing relevant information, products and services to Wealth & Investment Professionals in Asia.

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  • Caproasia Online
  • Jobs Center
  • Research Center
  • Caproasia Institute
  • Caproasia Professional

At Conventus Law, we believe in delivering knowledge differently, we believe in being well informed. 

Our products are highly informative, simple to access and easy to digest. Our services also happen to save clients time and costs.

As an online legal platform, we work with the very best law firms to produce timely legal analysis for businesses investing in Asia and beyond. 

The International Project Finance Association (IPFA) is an independent, not-for- profit, professional members’ association dedicated to providing up-to- date information on best practice, industry trends and new developments in infrastructure and energy.

IPFA hosts a continuous programme of 100+ industry events, webinars and working groups, which are free for members to attend and offer a unique opportunity to network with senior decision-making professionals across the industry. Other benefits include access to discounted project finance training courses, facilitated introductions, plus a wide range of industry documents and publications.

For further information on IPFA and its global activities, please visit its website:

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