Overview
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In-person roundtable
Finding opportunity amid volatility
24 October 2023 | 01:30 PM - 03:40 PM | Taipei
Overview

Asia’s post-Covid recovery faces headwinds. Rising rates, declining growth, elevated inflation, and the lingering geopolitical challenges are among the issues slowing investment decisions. At the same time, sustainable financing continues to be an important consideration in Asia with borrowers shifting their approach from use of proceeds type structure to sustainability-linked financing to demonstrate their commitment to ESG.

The syndicated lending market reflects these challenges. It is not just the shift in the financing cost that will become par for the course. The reconfiguration of the supply chain means that beyond China, regions such as Southeast and South Asia are becoming more important, capturing the attention of both borrowers and lenders. A significant dearth of event-driven financings in Asia, however, has led to dismal lending activity in the first half of 2023. Amidst this landscape, India and Indonesia stand out, providing attractive opportunities for lenders and investors alike.

India, the world’s most populous country, is full steam ahead on its transition journey with projects across wind, solar and hydrogen as well as plans for greening the transport industry. Its financial services space is displaying a strong showing as it undergoes rapid expansion in investments and developments. M&A activities are also looking to come to life in India - making it an exciting country.

Indonesia, the largest economy in Southeast Asia, remains an export hub in the region. The country’s export-driven sectors, coupled with a surge in infrastructure projects, are propelling demand in syndicated loans. Its state-owned enterprises play an important role in its national economy, with a strong showing in 2022-2023, leading the market with jumbo-sized deals.

The Asset, in association with DBS, is pleased to be hosting a roundtable discussion on the development of syndicated lending in two of DBS’ key markets, India and Indonesia. The event will examine sustainable financing in these markets and how potential borrowers are looking at lending solutions to support their new projects and refinancing needs.

Agenda
24 October 2023
01:30 PM
Registration and coffee
02:00 PM
Opening address
Mildred Chua
Mildred Chua
managing director and group head of syndicated finance
DBS
02:10 PM
Market Update/Trends in India and Indonesia
Kenneth Koh
Kenneth Koh
executive director, syndicated finance
DBS
02:30 PM
Exclusive discussion
  • What trends are emerging in Asia as a result of the changing economic landscape?

  • What types of deals and structures being considered and which ones are popular with lenders/investors?

  • What types of projects are likely to require finance?

  • Are there more borrowers looking to launch sustainable finance?

  • How do Indian and Indonesian borrowers differ from the rest of Asia?

  • What are the themes and trends defining the loan syndication markets in India and Indonesia?

  • What initiatives are being undertaken to encourage further growth in sustainable finance in India and Indonesia?

  • Amid strong onshore liquidity, where do opportunities lie for international banks in India and Indonesia’s loan syndication market?

  • What are the best practices for risk allocation and mitigation in loan syndication market?

Chris Tseng
Chris Tseng
head of LBO finance department
Bank Sinopac
Matthew Liaw
Matthew Liaw
executive vice president and head of structured finance
CTBC Bank
Kelvin Lim
Kelvin Lim
executive director, syndicated finance
DBS
Sufal Gupta
Sufal Gupta
senior vice president, syndicated finance
DBS
Daniel Yu (moderator)
Daniel Yu (moderator)
editor-in-chief
The Asset
03:30 PM
Q&A
03:40 PM
Networking and cocktails
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Panel session discussing the major themes in the syndicated loan market.
Panel session discussing the major themes in the syndicated loan market.