Saturday, 17 August 2019

IFR Asia Reg S Bonds Roundtable 2018: Roundtable participants

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  • Bryan Collins
  • Lorna Greene
  • Jessica Gu
  • Francis Ho
  • Marc Lewell
  • Alex Lloyd
  • Steve Garton

Bryan Collins
Fidelity International
Bryan Collins is a portfolio manager with over 15 years of investment experience. He joined Fidelity’s Hong Kong office as a fixed income trader in 2006, and became a portfolio manager in 2009. He manages Fidelity’s fixed-income funds in Asia – including the Asian High Yield Fund, Asia Bond Fund, China RMB Bond Fund and Hong Kong Bond Fund – as well as a number of cash funds. In total, Bryan is responsible for managing over US$5bn of assets on behalf of clients.


Lorna Greene
National Australia Bank
Lorna Greene is director, debt syndicate and origination for Asia, at National Australia Bank. She joined NAB in January 2016 and is responsible for US dollar Reg S and Asian local currency debt syndicate, including private placements in a range of G10 and local currencies.

Greene earlier worked for Commerzbank in London and Singapore, where she set up a debt syndicate and private placement business for Asia and led a range of US dollar and offshore renminbi issues in Reg S format. She started her career as a long-term funding officer at Depfa Bank.


Jessica Gu
Export-Import Bank of Korea
Jessica Gu is director, International Finance Team 1, Treasury Group, at the Export-Import Bank of Korea. She is responsible for the policy bank’s funding operations in Asian currencies, and supports the treasury’s regular global funding exercises. Kexim is a frequent issuer in many markets, including US dollar Formosa bonds, Singapore, Australian and New Zealand dollars, and has sold US dollar bonds in Reg S, 144A and SEC-registered formats.


Francis Ho
CLP Holdings
Francis Ho is senior director at power producer CLP Holdings, responsible for group treasury and project finance. He oversees the group’s funding and financial risk management and compliance operations, as well as relationships with credit rating analysts, debt investors and lending banks. Before joining the group treasury, he was responsible for project financing at CLP Power Asia, managing CLP’s overseas investments in China, Australia, India, and South East Asia.


Marc Lewell
JP Morgan
Marc Lewell is a managing director and head of debt syndicate for Asia Pacific at JP Morgan. He has been with the US bank over 20 years and has worked in various syndicate functions, covering corporates, financial institutions and emerging market clients. He was most recently head of European syndicate for corporates and emerging markets, and took up the Asia role in 2015. Lewell earlier spent three years in Hong Kong on the syndicate desk from 2001-2004.


Alex Lloyd
Clifford Chance
Alex Lloyd is a partner at Clifford Chance, specialising in debt and equity capital markets, including high-yield debt offerings and initial public offerings. He has advised on US dollar financings in Reg S and 144A formats, representing issuers, sponsors and underwriters. A US-qualified lawyer, he joined Clifford Chance in 1996 and worked in London and Hong Kong until joining Sidley Austin in 2010. He rejoined Clifford Chance in 2016.


Editor, IFR Asia
Roundtable chair

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