Event Overview
Date: 17 June 2021

Event Overview

ICMA, in partnership with DLA Piper, London Stock Exchange and with participation from New Development Bank and GuarantCo, hosted a webinar to give an update on debt capital markets in South Asia on Thursday 17 June 2021.

Guests had the opportunity to interact with the panellists as they provide their expert views on the challenges and opportunities that South Asian debt issuers are facing, the environment for raising capital in international markets and the market outlook for 2021.

The session focused on offshore local currency bonds markets (LCBM) as well as sustainable finance as a tool to foster economic recovery post the pandemic.

View a recording of the event here.

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  Opening Remarks
Speaker Vincent Keaveny, Alderman of the City of London Ward of Farringdon Within
Julia Hoggett, CEO, London Stock Exchange plc, LSEG

  Panel Discussion: Raising debt capital in the international markets – a South Asian perspective  

  • Perception and trends: the outlook for credit investors
  • How can credit enhancement assist new issuances in the region?
  • The role of green, sustainability and social bonds for Covid-19 recovery
Moderator: Mushtaq Kapasi, Managing Director and Chief Representative for Asia-Pacific, ICMA

  • Yousuf Ali Syed, Treasurer, New Development Bank (NDB)
  • Emily Busby, Interim CEO, GuarantCo
  • Alexander Imseeh, Multi-Asset Business Development Manager, London Stock Exchange
  • Joywin Mathew, Partner, DLA Piper
  • The Rt. Honorable Minister of Finance of Sri Lanka, Ajith Nivard Cabraal
11:55   Closing remarks
12:00   Event Close

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