Event Overview
Date: 19 November 2020

Event overview

Recent reforms have made China’s panda bond market an increasingly attractive source of funding for a diverse range of foreign issuers, including governments, international development agencies, financial institutions and corporates, with the volume of panda bonds outstanding reaching RMB 285 billion by mid-2020.

An expert panel of representatives of issuers and investors assessed the current state of the panda bond market, issuance trends and performance over the past year, the advantages it offers to foreign issuers for funding and diversification, and its future potential. There was also a session that looked at the progress of market infrastructure and the regulatory framework.

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Welcome remarks
Martin Scheck
, Chief Executive, ICMA

Opening keynote
Kun Hu,
General Manager, Investment Banking and Asset Management, Bank of China Limited

  Panel 1 – Infrastructure and regulatory framework for panda bonds
•    Regulatory landscape of panda bonds in the interbank market
•    Market implications and perspectives of issuer, underwriter and legal counsel

Moderator: Ricco Zhang,
Senior Director, Asia Pacific, ICMA

Richard Mazzochi,
Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
Bo Su,
Head of DCM, Bank of China Limited
Yanbin Wu,
Senior Director, International Cooperation Department, NAFMII
Levan Zolotarev,
Director General – Treasury & Portfolio Management, New Development Bank


  Panel 2 – Developments and trends in the panda bond market
•    Views of issuers, investors, underwriters and credit rating agencies on panda bonds
•    Recent issuance and investment trends
•    Potential of the panda bond market

Moderator: Iain Bell,
Head of Programming, FinanceAsia

Fangyu Liu,
Senior Manager of Global Markets Department, ICBC
Christine Zhang, Executive Director & General Manager, Overseas Business Department, China Chengxin International Credit Rating
Timothy Yip,
Director, Head of Debt Capital Markets, HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited
Boris Haensel, Senior Manager, Debt Capital Markets, Daimler AG
Event close
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