Euromoney/ECBC Asian Covered Bond Forum

John Baskott

Director, Capital Markets Conferences

Euromoney Conferences

John Baskott manages the sales team at Euromoney Conferences and HedgeFund Intelligence Events globally. He joined Euromoney in 2003. John started his career at IIR, the world's largest conference producer.

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Ruth Beddows


GlobalCapital - now incorporating The Cover

Ruth Beddows left Euromoney Conferences, where she had been director of capital markets and head of covered bonds, in December 2014. She moved within the Euromoney family to GlobalCapital to learn the arts of journalism and editing.

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Luca Bertalot

Secretary General

European Mortgage Federation - European Covered Bond Council (EMF-ECBC)

Luca Bertalot is secretary general of the European Mortgage Federation - European Covered Bond Council (EMF-ECBC), representing the interests of EU mortgage lenders and the covered bond community in discussions with the European institutions and stakeholders in general on all issues relating to the retail and funding sides of the

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Datuk Chung Chee Leong

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Cagamas Berhad

Datuk Chung Chee Leong is currently the chief executive officer and an executive director of Cagamas Berhad, Malaysia’s national mortgage corporation, a post he held since 1 April 2012.

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Colin Chen

Managing Director and Head of Structured Debt Solutions

DBS Bank

Colin is the managing director and head of structured debt solutions at DBS Bank. He has more than 21 years of investment banking and structured capital markets experience, and is responsible for building and expanding DBS’ push to provide its clients structured fund raising solutions.

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Koh Chin Chin

Managing Director, Head of Group Central Treasury Unit


Ms Chin Chin is currently head of the group central treasury unit at UOB, responsible for the development, management and implementation of the group’s strategic asset liability management function.  Before her current role, Ms Chin Chin established the group’s corporate investment unit responsible for excess funds deployment.

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Thierry Dufour

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Credit Foncier

Chief Executive Officer, Compagnie de Financement Foncier

Thierry Dufour joined Crédit Foncier in 1991. In 1999, he coordinated the privatisation of Crédit Foncier and also participated in the modernisation of the legal framework for obligations foncières and created Compagnie de Financement Foncier, a subsidiary of Crédit Foncier, where he is the current chairman and chief executive officer.

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Sami Gotrane

Head of Treasury and Financial Markets


Sami Gotrane was appointed managing director, member of the executive committee and head of treasury and capital markets of the Société de Financement Local (SFIL) and member of the supervisory board of its 100% subsidiary, the Caisse Française de Financement Local (CAFFIL), in February 2013.

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Ralf Grossmann

Head of Covered Bond – Origination

Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking

Ralf Grossmann has 20 years of experience in covered bonds of which the last 10 years as head of covered bond origination at SG. Before this, he was head of covered bond research at Natixis where he started in 1997.

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Yeoh Hong Nam

Senior Vice President, Head of Wholesale Funding

DBS Bank

Yeoh Hong Nam has more than 15 years of investment banking and capital markets experience. He is currently co-head of wholesale and structured funding in the corporate treasury at DBS Bank and is responsible for the bank’s access to markets for both senior and subordinated funding.

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Richard Kemmish


Euromoney Conferences

Richard Kemmish is an independent consultant specialising in the covered bond market. He has over 20 years of experience in the mortgage finance market working initially on mortgage securitisations (until it became fashionable) and subsequently on covered bonds.

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Sascha Kullig

Head of Pfandbrief Capital Markets

Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (vdp)

Sascha Kullig is head of capital markets at the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (vdp) since December 2003.

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Calvin Leong

Associate Director, Structured Finance Ratings, Asia Pacific

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services

Calvin Leong is an associate director with the structured finance ratings group for Standard & Poor's Ratings Services in Asia Pacific. Based in Melbourne, Calvin is part of the team responsible for assigning ratings to securitisation and covered bond issues in the Asia Pacific region.

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Jennifer Levy-Azran

Head of Covered Bond and SSA Research


Jennifer Levy is responsible for covered bonds and supranationals (SSA) research based in Paris. In this capacity, she covers all euro benchmark covered bonds, agencies, and supranationals and actively meets with both issuers and investors of these bonds globally to support the origination and sales activities of Natixis.

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Toru Matsuura

Senior Manager

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

Toru Matsuura joined Sumitomo Mitsui Trust in Tokyo in 1989, and worked in multiple position including on the long term swap desk in the treasury department and in debt issuance in the finance department, before being assigned to London in 1997 and New York in 2005 as the controller.

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Frank Nieresel

Senior Portfolio Manager

Swiss Life Asset Managers

Frank Nieresel is senior portfolio manager fixed income at Swiss Life Asset Managers in Munich. He focuses on the management of government, covered and agency bonds as well as on registered bonds in both plain vanilla and structured format for the portfolios of Swiss Life in Germany.

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Roberto Paciotti

Managing Director and Analytical Manager, Covered Bonds

S&P Global Ratings

Roberto Paciotti is the office head of S&P Global Ratings in Italy since April 2015. He is also the global analytical manager for covered bonds within the structured finance ratings group starting from 2012.

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Ted Packmohr

Head of Financials and Covered Bond Research


Ted Packmohr joined Dresdner Kleinwort in 1998, specialising in the analysis of the European covered bond and agency markets. After the firm’s integration into Commerzbank in 2009, Ted continued to head the bank's respective research coverage. In 2014, Ted assumed additional responsibility for Commerzbank’s financials credit research.

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William Pesek

Senior Advisor

Euromoney Conferences

William Pesek is an Asia-Pacific columnist based in Tokyo providing opinions and commentary on economics, business, markets and politics throughout the region. Most recently, he was executive

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Jinsun Ryu

Head of Structured Finance Team, Treasury Department

KB Kookmin Bank

Jinsun Ryu became a team lead in the treasury department in January 2015. In particular, he was noted for leading the establishment of the first covered bond programme under South Korean legislation, and taking a pivotal role on two successful issuances of covered bonds under the programme.

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Michael Schulz

Head of Fixed Income Research


Michael Schulz is senior covered bond analyst and head of fixed income research at Norddeutsche Landesbank, NORD/LB, in Hanover. His team focuses on research for financials, covered bonds, public issuers and corporates for international professional investors.

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Peter Speicher

Vice President, Funding

Goldman Sachs

Peter Speicher joined Goldman Sachs in London in 2007, where he worked initially in the mortgages department focusing on residential mortgages and then moved to the principal funding and investments team, where he is a vice president.

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Carsten Tegtmeier

Head of Debt Capital Markets/Primary Markets


Carsten Tegtmeier is head of debt capital markets/primary markets at NORD/LB where his responsibilities include bond and equity origination, international funding and NPL investments.

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Bernard Wee

Executive Director, Financial Markets Development Department

Monetary Authority of Singapore

Bernard heads the financial markets development department, and payments and technology solutions office in the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).  The financial markets development department aims to promote a vibrant financial market in Singapore, bringing together sell-side capital market products and solutions with buy-side asset management and insurance companies. 

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Tue 08 Mar 2016

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, Singapore