Asia Pacific Financial Services Insights

Capital & Private Markets

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.

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Kiet Tran

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 States.

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Sage Patel

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.

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Randolf Tantzscher

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.

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Peter Alleston

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 Singapore.

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Hiroyuki Yoshizawa

Mr. Yoshizawa leads the business development across fixed income pricing, derivative valuation service, illiquid asset valuation, and financial data solution.His business offers the solutions 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 25 years in international banks and actively traded various credit, structured, and emerging market products.

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