Asia Emerging Markets Summit 2023 (Singapore)
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Shuang joined the Bank as Head of Greater China Economic Research in April 2015, and is now Chief Economist for Greater China and North Asia. He has more than 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. Shuang was previously Senior China Economist at Citigroup, where he had led the China Economic research team since early 2011. He worked at the IMF from 1997-2010, covering countries in Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and Europe. Prior to the IMF, Shuang was an economist with the People’s Bank of China from 1993-97. He has a Master’s from the Graduate School of the People’s Bank of China, an MBA from Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor’s from Fudan University.
丁爽先生2015 年4 月加入渣打银行担任大中华区经济研究主管，现任大中华区及北亚首席经济师。
丁爽先生拥有中国人民银行研究生部（现清华大学五道口金融学院）经济学硕士，约翰 • 霍普金斯
Carolyn Chu is the director of Research for Emerging Markets in the Fixed Income Division. She is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and T. Rowe Price Hong Kong Limited.
Carolyn’s investment experience began in 1997, and she has been with T. Rowe Price since 2010, beginning in the Credit Research department. Prior to this, Carolyn was employed by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where she was a director and co-head of the credit and convertibles research team in Hong Kong. Before that, Carolyn worked at Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC covering Asian corporates for nine years.
Carolyn earned a B.A. in business administration from the University of Michigan.
Myriam Durand is Global Head of the Corporate Finance Group (CFG) for Moody’s Investors Service (MIS), overseeing the development of rating opinions and research on corporates worldwide.
Before this, Myriam served as Global Head of MIS Assessments (MISA). She supported its creation and built the assets, capabilities and talent for thought leadership and strategic vision for the group, including overseeing the majority investments in Vigeo Eiris and 427. MISA’s mission was to develop risk assessment offerings beyond credit ratings with primary focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG).
Previously, she led CFG in EMEA and also spearheaded MIS’s ESG efforts in the EMEA region, helping to incorporate ESG risks into credit analysis, and representing MIS at COP21 and COP23. Myriam has also been MIS Country Manager for France since 2015, overseeing MIS’s activities in the country.
Jim Hempstead is a Managing Director in Moody’s Global Project & Infrastructure Finance Group, where he heads both the North American Regulated Utility & Power Team and the North American Public Infrastructure Team. Jim acts as a rating chair across all segments of Moody’s Global Infrastructure & Project Finance franchise, and is a member of both the firm’s Infrastructure Finance Franchise Committee and Global Infrastructure Focus Editorial Board. Jim also manages the Moody’s Cyber Risk Team, which looks to incorporate cyber security risk into global credit analyses. Jim helped manage the firm’s global Environmental, Social and Governance efforts between 2017 – 2020.Prior to joining Moody’s in 2002, Jim was an investment banker with Merrill Lynch &Co., working in the Global Energy & Power Group, providing financial and advisory services to electric, natural gas distribution, interstate pipeline, energy merchant, water and energy technology companies. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Jim worked with Salomon Smith Barney Corporate Finance, working in their Global Energy &Power Group. Jim graduated with a B.S.B.A. from Villanova University and an M.B.A. from Fordham University. From 2011 - 2013, Jim served as the Director of Emergency Management for his hometown in New Jersey, and is a registered EMT for his local, volunteer first aid squad. Jim is a member of the Wall Street Utility Group and served as a Trustee with the Society of Utility and Regulatory Financial Analysts (SURFA) between 2012 -2020. He served on the Advisory Council for the Electric Power Research Institute(EPRI) from 2014-2019.
Atsi Sheth is Managing Director and Global Head, Credit Strategy and Research.
Moody’s Credit Strategy & Research group includes global teams focused on Macroeconomic Research, Default & Ratings Analytics and Global Emerging Markets as well as regional credit strategy teams each focused on Asia-Pacific, the Americas, and EMEA.
Together these teams establish and articulate Moody’s house views on the trends that drive risk across countries, sectors and asset classes. They undertake in depth data driven analysis and leverage the expertise of ratings and research analysts across Moody’s to generate global, regional and sector insights on macro-economic, political, policy, technology and environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks.
In her capacity leading the group, Atsi also serves as a spokesperson on Moody’s analytic views, engaging with investors, the media and a wide range of public and private sector stakeholders.
Atsi is a long-time champion of Moody’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) as well as our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. She serves as co-chair of the CSR Thought Leadership & Solutions working group and the Senior Advisor to Moody’s Asian Leadership Initiative - a Multicultural Business Resource Group.
Prior to her current role, Atsi was Moody’s Chief Credit Officer for the Americas and before that Managing Director in Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group. She has also served as Chief Economist at Reliance Capital and taught courses on International Political Economy and Emerging Markets at Columbia University and Northwestern University. Atsi has a PhD from Northwestern University and a B.A. from Bombay University.
Gary Lau is the Managing Director for the Corporate Finance Group in Hong Kong. Gary manages analytical teams in Hong Kong, covering corporate ratings in North Asia (ex-Japan). He has extensive experience with Moody’s in analytical and management positions with responsibilities across different industries and geographies. He has been with Moody’s since 1998.
Before joining Moody’s, Gary worked for Barclays Bank Plc and Bank of America in the Financial Institutions and Corporate Banking Divisions.
He holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Social Science, both from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Laura Acres is Managing Director for the Corporate Finance Group for Asia. Based in Singapore, she has overall responsibility for Moody’s corporate ratings and research for the region, managing teams in Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo. Laura also spearheads our global Emerging Markets initiative, leading many of our aggregated research based publications in this space and helping to coordinate Moody’s approach to this large and growing area of focus. Laura joined the company in 2006 taking a number of Lead Analyst roles for a variety of corporates around the region; she also created Moody’s aggregated high-yield research and outreach initiatives for the Asia Pacific region. She was appointed Managing Director in 2015 and led the Singapore based South & South East Asia corporate rating teams and was then appointed to her current role in 2020. Before joining Moody’s, Laura worked for Schroders PLC in London and Singapore, and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein in Singapore, where she specialized in corporate restructuring and recovery throughout Southeast Asia. Laura holds a BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Ning Loh is the Associate Managing Director and Head of the Project & Infrastructure Finance team for North Asia (excluding Japan). In this role, based in Hong Kong, he oversees the ratings team in Hong Kong and China which is responsible for Moody’s extensive coverage across the project and infrastructure sectors, including transport infrastructure, utilities, power and social infrastructure. Ning has extensive experience within Moody’s, having worked since 2005 across a range of markets in Europe, Asia and the US.
Prior to his present appointment, he headed our US Corporate Asset Backed Securities team in New York which assigns new ratings on US structured finance transactions backed by corporate and esoteric assets. Before that, he was based in Hong Kong, where he led Moody’s new ratings team responsible for Moody’s ratings coverage across asset classes such as commercial mortgage backed transactions, covered bonds and consumer asset backed securities in India and Southeast Asia.
Before relocating to Hong Kong, he spent over 10 years in Moody’s London office, covering structured finance transactions in EMEA both as a credit analyst and subsequently as manager of the EMEA Asset Backed Securities new ratings team. During his tenure in Moody’s London, Ning specifically focused on complex and emerging market originated securitizations in Russia, central and eastern Europe and the Middle East, as well as whole business related financings covering areas such as UK regulated water utilities, transport infrastructure and airport landing slots.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Ning worked as an English-qualified lawyer at Slaughter and May and subsequently at Shearman & Sterling LLP in London, where he focused on complex structured financings and debt capital market transactions.
Ning holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Imperial College London and is admitted as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.
Ivan Chung is the Representative Director for Moody’s Investors Service (MIS) in Hong Kong. In this role, Ivan ensures a sound and controlled operating environment and acts as senior representative and main contact point for key local and regulatory issues, both internally and externally.
In addition to his Hong Kong role, Ivan is an Associate Managing Director within Moody’s Corporate Finance Group, where he co-heads the team responsible for Chinese local government financing vehicles ratings.
Ivan first joined Moody’s in 1997 and rejoined in 2006. He has held senior analytical positions both in Moody’s Corporate Finance Group and Project and Infrastructure Finance Group, and most recently acted as the head of Greater China Credit Research and Analysis team, leading the research of evolving credit trends and bond markets in China.
Ivan holds a BBA from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and an MA from City University of Hong Kong. He is also a CFA charterholder.
Vikash Halan is an Associate Managing Director and team leader for Moody’s Corporate Finance Group, based in Singapore. In this role, Vikash manages a team of rating analysts, with a focus on key South and Southeast Asian sectors, including REITS, oil & gas, chemicals, property developers, gaming and IT services. Before joining Moody’s, Vikash worked for J.P. Morgan in Hong Kong, as a capital markets and ratings advisor for clients in the Asia Pacific region. He started his career as a chartered accountant with the Indian firm, BDO Lodha. Vikash holds a post-graduate diploma in Business Management from Xavier Institute of Management.
Lina Choi is a Senior Vice President with the Corporate Finance Group for Moody’s Investors Service HK Ltd. She covers a portfolio of Chinese corporates in various sectors, including Internet, technology, food and beverage.
Before joining Moody’s, Lina worked as a senior investment analyst for AllianceBernstein Holdings LP, a US asset management company. She covered Chinese equities in the telecoms, media and technology sectors. Lina has also worked as an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley’s Equity Research Division, overseeing the Asian telecommunications industry.
Lina has an BA in Economics from the University of Chicago. She is a CFA charter holder.
Jacintha Poh is a Senior Vice President / Manager with Moody’s Corporate Finance Group. Based in Singapore, she covers a portfolio of issuers across the property, plantation and gaming industries in Southeast Asia.
Before joining Moody’s, Jacintha was a credit analyst with Lion Global Investors’ fixed income team, covering primarily the real estate and S-REIT sectors, as well as conglomerates and aviation companies.
Jacintha has a BA in Accounting and Finance with honors from the University of London
Jessie Tung is a Vice President–Senior Credit Officer with Moody’s Greater China Credit Research and Analysis team.
Based in Shanghai, Jessie plays a leading role in the analysis and research of the corporate and financial sectors in China, as well as key developments in the country’s bond market.
Prior to rejoining Moody’s in June 2018, Jessie held roles as senior credit research analyst and manager with AIA Group, the Bank for International Settlements, and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited in Hong Kong, where she focused on credit research and risk management in Asia Pacific.
Jessie holds an MBA from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a Bachelor in Economics from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Ivy Poon is a Vice President – Senior Credit Officer with Moody’s in Hong Kong. She covers corporate ratings in a portfolio of power and gas utilities companies and conglomerates in Asia Pacific.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Ivy worked for KBC Bank N.V., as a credit assistant manager and a senior marketing officer.
Ivy holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is also an affiliate member of CPA.
Boris Kan is a Vice President–Senior Credit Officer with the Project & Infrastructure Finance Group. Based in Hong Kong, Boris covers a portfolio of Chinese utilities and infrastructure companies across a range of sectors.
Before joining Moody’s, Boris was the Head of Regional Utilities & Power Equipment (Asia-ex-Japan) with J.P. Morgan’s Equity Research team, where he spent more than 12 years covering a wide range of power and gas utilities companies in Greater China.
Boris has also worked as a Senior Associate for more than five years — first at PricewaterhouseCoppers and then at Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance — providing assurance and M&A advisory services to corporate clients in Greater China.
Boris holds an MBA majoring in Finance from Simon Fraser University and is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Yuting Liu is a Vice President and Senior Analyst in Moody’s Corporate Finance Group. Based in Beijing, Yuting supports ratings and research for a portfolio of Chinese central and local state-owned enterprises across various industries.
Yuting has more than 10 years of experience in financial analysis and credit research at credit rating agencies and other financial institutions. She first joined Moody’s in 2012 and worked for CFG teams in Australia and Beijing for three and half years.
Prior to rejoining Moody’s, Yuting was in Fitch Ratings for 2 years in the corporate research team specializing in infrastructure and construction industries. Yuting received her Master of Applied Finance degree from Macquarie University and her bachelor’s degree from the University of New South Wales.
She is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Ralph Ng is a Vice President and Senior Analyst within Moody’s Project and infrastructure Finance Group, based in Hong Kong SAR.
Ralph covers the infrastructure sectors in China and Hong Kong, with a portfolio spanning state-owned and privately-owned utilities and transportation companies. Ralph also authored a series of publications focused on the port sectors in China and Hong Kong.
Ralph first joined Moody’s Commercial Group in 2010 and transferred to the project & Infrastructure Finance Group in 2014. Prior to joining Moody’s, Ralph worked in Global Banking Department at HSBC in Hong Kong.
Ralph holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from The University of hong Kong. He is a CFA charter holder and a certified FRM.
Yong Kang is an Analyst in Moody’s Project and Infrastructure Finance Group. Based in Hong Kong, he covers project and infrastructure credits in South and Southeast Asia.
Prior to his current role, Yong covered a range of corporates and infrastructure issuers in Korea and Hong Kong as well as Southeast Asia.
Before joining Moody’s in 2018, Yong was with Deloitte in Korea where he provided consultancies to infrastructure, energy and aircraft financing investors.
Yong is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in Korea. He holds a Master of Business Administration(MBA) from The University of Hong Kong and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Yonsei University.