Asian High Yield Debt Summit

Date: 27 Mar 2019

GlobalCapital’s 14th January article notes that whilst the US$7bn of Asia ex-Japan dollar bond issuance year to date has been a welcome respite after the slow December, some bond bankers are still disappointed at how the year has started. The news that the NDRC has extended companies’ international issuance quotas that expired at the end of December by six months, rather than the three month extension last year, has helped ease the pressure for Chinese issuers to rush to the market as early as possible, but will the extension turn out to have a positive, or negative effect on high yield volumes in the coming months?

Outside of China, where will the next wave of High Yield issuance come from, both by company type or geographic location? How can the size of the books be improved? How are tenors looking? What trends and economic indicators should the high yield community be watching for?

Euromoney Conferences’ new half-day Asian High Yield Submit will answer many of the above questions, and more, in an exclusively forum for high yield professionals covering both the onshore and offshore markets. With in-depth coverage from the issuer, investor and structuring standpoints, this is a must attend event for those who wish to take a closer look at the opportunities and challenges ahead for the Asian high yield market.

Key topics will include:

  • Record HY volumes in Asia Pacific but at what price?
  • How do investors view Asian high yield as part of their overall portfolio?
  • Capital raising trends for borrowers
  • And much more


12:30 - 13:30 Registration and Coffee

13:30 - 13:35 Opening Remarks

13:35 - 14:00 Keynote Presentation: Global high yield volumes vs Asia/China high yield volumes - drivers, risks, opportunities and threats

14:00 - 14:25 Keynote Presentation: The outlook for China's real estate market and the impact for the high yield market

14:25 - 15:10 Plenary Panel Discussion: Record HY volumes in Asia Pacific but at what price?

  • How are China’s attempts to deleverage and remove risk from the financial system affecting onshore and offshore HY volumes?
  • Is there a model where international banks are able to match the balance sheet placement model favored by mainland banks?
  • New players and new threats – what impact could the new wave of offshore Chinese securities houses have on the market?

15:10 - 15:40 Coffee Break

15:40 - 16:25 Focus session 1: Investors’ panel discussion - how do investors view Asian high yield as part of their overall portfolio?

  • Will the suggestion of allowing more defaults from Chinese entities impact future high yield investment decisions?
  • Which have been the hot spots for Asian high yield investors in 2018 so far, and are those trends set to continue?
  • With a rise of unfamiliar credits from unfamiliar sectors, how do investors evaluate the risk?
  • How much credit risk are investors willing to take in order to achieve better returns

16:25 - 17:10 Focus session 2: Issuers’ panel discussion - capital raising trends for borrowers

  • Spreads and the current climate for issuance – a boon or a danger in waiting?
  • Ultra-cheap financing – bonds vs loans?
  • Reviewing the trend of <1 year tenors and the risk of short-dated paper
  • Considerations for non-USD issuance
  • Examining the options for non-bank lending including mid-market financing and private placements

17:10 - 17:15 Close of Conference

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