The Allen & Overy Podcast

Trust Us Season 2 – Episode 1: Market developments in Asia Pacific impacting trustees in 2021

March 15, 2021

To kick off Season 2, our panellists take us on a whistle-stop tour across Asia-Pacific, discussing the latest capital market and restructuring developments and their implications for trusts and agencies. Topics include:

Topics include:

  • Emergence of sustainable bonds in Asia Pacific: from green bonds to blue bonds to social bonds and now, transition bonds 
  • Rise of alternative clearing options in China. Understanding this system and its requirements
  • Update on regulatory capital requirements in Asia Pacific
  • State of play with restructurings in Indonesia and expectation for a wave of bond defaults in China 
  • Rise of high-yield issuances in Southeast Asia in 2021 
  • Development of sustainability linked products and the increasing presence of convertible and equity linked securities in the region

The discussion, which is moderated by Holly Hart, senior associate in the Asia Pacific Corporate Trust and Agency Team, features the following speakers:

  • Tim Beech, partner and head of the Asia Pacific Corporate Trust and Agency Team
  • Jaclyn Yeap, partner, advising on capital markets transactions across Greater China
  • Felipe Duque, partner, advising on strategic debt and equity investments, and product innovation across Asia 
  • Aloysius Tan, partner, advising on debt and equity capital markets in Singapore and cross-border
  • Rivan Supriadi, senior associate in Jakarta, advising on financing and restructurings in Indonesia

The Trust Us series presents succinct overviews of hot topics for trustees in the APAC market. These podcasts are based on webinars hosted for clients. Please note this episode was recorded on 3rd March 2021 and references developments occurring at that time.

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