March 26, 2014
The Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA), a regional trade association, and Latham & Watkins co-hosted a senior-level industry summit entitled “Maximizing Outcomes in Upcoming Asia Restructurings.” The conference provided a platform for industry leaders from across Asia, London and the US to debate the economic environment, rising debt levels in Asia and signs that more Asian companies will have to restructure their obligations.
The conference featured leading economists, analysts and market commentators, as well as senior partners from the banking, private equity and legal sectors. Guest speakers included Ben Simpfendorfer, Managing Director of Silk Road Associates; Robyn Meredith, Managing Director of REORIENT Financial Markets Limited and best-selling author; Louis-Vincent Gave, CEO of GaveKal Research; Gordon G. Chang, China Correspondent for Forbes; and Mark Austen, Chief Executive Offer of ASIFMA, among others.
Watch an executive summary of the conference:
In addition, watch a series of videos with panelists and guest speakers on some of the hot-button issues discussed at the conference:
Bryant Edwards of Latham & Watkins
Timothy Gardner of Latham & Watkins
Rajiv Gupta of Latham & Watkins
David Heller of Latham & Watkins
John Houghton of Latham & Watkins
Lindsay Chu of HSBC
Robyn Meredith of REORIENT
Ben Simpfendorfer of Silk Road Associates
The conference covered a wide range of topics, including:
- Is China headed for a credit crunch and how vulnerable is China to a banking crisis?
- The outlook for real estate investors and how exposed is the market to a banking and debt crisis
- The opportunities for private equity in distressed market conditions
- The risks facing holders of offshore Chinese bonds
For More Information
Read a summary of the “Maximizing Outcomes in Upcoming Asia Restructurings” conference.