Capital markets in Asia are diverse and evolving. They are characterized by differing levels of structural maturity, vastly different risk profiles and investment activity. We are witnessing a move from public to private markets, international to localized investments, and decisions inclined towards ESG trends. This section will discuss development of APAC markets, and consequent opportunities and risks. Follow our insights for fixed income, equities, indices, ETFs and more.
2021 debt issuance enjoys a strong start
Within 2021's first week of issuance, Mexico and Indonesia successfully raised 50-year debt and Slovenia raised 10-year funding at negative cost for the first time, while an Argentina-based e-commerce firm attracted strong demand for its debut bond sale: a highly-successful 15 year offering by Italy and a clearly-sub-zero 10 year sale by Ireland reinforced investor appetite for longer duration instruments.
Top ten themes to watch in global banking for 2021
Despite unprecedented macroeconomic declines and fears of widespread banking sector stress as COVID-19 lockdowns first went into place in early 2020, financial sectors globally held up remarkably well, but will that stay the case in 2021? Find out about the challenges in 2021 presents to the banking sector.
China’s bond defaults
Mainland China has a history of bond defaults but bank restructuring has indicated wider financial stress. The recent high-profile defaults by the three SOEs have totaled about CNY6.3 billion so far.
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Previously, he was the firm's global head of Pricing and
Reference Data, an award-winning set of services providing
independent pricing and market data to help financial institutions
manage risk and operations effectively. As a senior leader, Mr.
Tran has been involved in multiple acquisitions in the IHS Markit
pricing, indices and loans businesses. He had joined Markit in 2005
to run North American credit operations and build the firm's
comprehensive services for the syndicated loan market. He started
his career as a fixed income analyst at BlackRock. Mr. Tran
graduated magna cum laude with a degree in economics and business
management from Binghamton University in New York, United
Sage Patel has been with IHS Markit since 2011, starting with the legacy Markit entity. Prior to joining Markit, Sage was responsible for Pricing and Valuations at Fitch Solutions. He spent a portion of his career at tier-one investment banks, starting at Salomon Brothers then Citi Global Markets, Bank of America N.A and RBC Capital Markets across Fixed income Trading, Product Management and Product Development functions across London, New York and Toronto.Over the last 9 years, Sage has been driving IHS Markit's expansion into the APAC Fixed Income markets, more recently expanding his responsibilities into IHS Markit's Derivatives business providing solutions addressing challenges and market reforms faced by our customers in today's ever-changing regulatory landscape.
Mr. Tantzscher is responsible for product management of Asian
Indices. He joined the company in 2008 to establish the research
and design team within Indices and he moved to Asia in 2011 to
drive the expansion of IHS Markit indices in Asia, including the
launch of the several new index families, the integration of the
Asian bond indices from HSBC and the index partnership with
ChinaBond Pricing Center on onshore Chinese bond indices. He has
more than 15 years of experience in the Asian fixed income market
and in designing and managing indices across different asset
classes. Prior to joining IHS Markit, he spent seven years at
Concerto Financial Solutions and FACT Unternehmensberatung GmbH,
where he was responsible for creating and launching several iBoxx
indices. Mr. Randolf Tantzscher is fluent in Mandarin Chinese,
English and German and is a graduate in finance from Passau
University in Germany.
Mr Alleston joined IHS Markit in 2015 with equity derivatives,
private equity, private credit, and special situations experience.
He has spoken at regional conferences and published thought
leadership articles on topics including regulation, accounting, and
valuation best practice. Prior to joining the company Mr Alleston
spent nine years at Deutsche Bank serving as Vice President -
Valuation, spending time in Singapore, Hong Kong and London. He has
also worked in various roles at Credit Suisse and BDO Stoy Hayward
in the UK. He holds a MSc in Mathematical Trading & Finance
from CASS Business School London, a MA in Economics from Cambridge
University, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He is based in
Mr. Yoshizawa leads the business development across fixed income
pricing, derivative valuation Service, illiquid asset valuation,
and financial data solution.His business offers the solution to risk management, regulatory
compliance and accounting correspondence that are facing liquidity
data challenge of financial instruments under recent circumstances.
He is also involved in many discussions of data approach investment
strategy.Prior to joining IHS Markit, he had been a fixed income trader
for more than 25 years in international banks and actively traded
various credit, structured, and emerging market products.