CreditSights 2023 Asia Outlook

Wednesday, 7 December 2022

Park Royal Collection, Pickering Hotel

Pickering Ballroom, Level 2

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Wednesday, 7 December 2022
02:00pm – 06:00pm SGT

Park Royal Collection, Pickering Hotel
Pickering Ballroom, Level 2
3 Upper Pickering St, Singapore

Join us on the afternoon of 7 December 2022 as CreditSights Asia’s senior analysts discuss their outlook for the year ahead, focusing on the topical themes of rising rates, China policy, stress in emerging Asia and our picks and pans for next year across APAC credits. We are also pleased to welcome Cedric Chehab, Global Head of Country Risk, Fitch Solutions, as a guest speaker. This event is exclusive to our clients. Thank you for your partnership with us through the past few years.

There will be reception drinks and canapes, and the opportunity to connect with our analysts and industry peers between the panels.

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Conference Agenda

Time (SGT)
2:00 pm
2:15 pm
Adam Etherington
2:30 pm
Asia Credit in a World of Rising Rates
Yustina Quek CFA, Cedric Chehab, Lakshmanan R CFA, Zerlina Zeng CFA
3:00 pm
China: Banking on the Government’s Policy Tools
Zerlina Zeng CFA, Sandra Chow CFA, Yustina Quek CFA
3:30 pm
Canapes refreshment + Networking
4:30 pm
Emerging Asia: Another Asian Financial Crisis?
Lakshmanan R CFA, Cedric Chehab, Sandra Chow CFA, Yustina Quek CFA
5:00 pm
2023 Outlook and Picks & Pans
Sandra Chow CFA, Lakshmanan R CFA, Yustina Quek CFA, Zerlina Zeng CFA
5:30 pm
Lucky draw


Sandra Chow, CFA

Co-Head of Asia-Pacific Research

Sandra became Co-Head of Asia-Pacific Research in 2021 and is responsible for guiding the region’s research output, with a focus on corporate credit issuers and thematic research. She has over 18 years of experience in credit research and has analysed high yield, distressed and investment grade credits across a variety of sectors in Asia, Europe and North America.

Cedric Chehab

Global Head of Country Risk, Fitch Solutions

Cedric is the Global Head of Country Risk at Fitch Solutions where he helps ensure the coherence of global macro and country risk analysis. Currently based in Singapore, Cedric previously served as Head of Asia Research, where he was responsible for all Asia-based country risk analysis and industry research. Before that he was Head of Americas Research, based in New York. From 2008 to 2010, Cedric worked in London as Head of Commodities Research and Strategy. Cedric has also worked in management consulting at Accenture. He holds an MSc in Economic History from the London School of Economics and a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Essex.

Lakshmanan R, CFA, FRM

Senior Analysts, Asia Pacific Corporates

Lakshmanan covers Asian High Yield and Investment Grade corporates. Prior to joining CreditSights in 2016, he worked as a senior credit analyst at Credit Suisse for 6 years in credit risk management and credit desk analyst roles. He has credit analysis experience across the Asia-Pacific issuer universe in global investment banks since 2008. He has covered corporates across various sectors, rating spectrum and credit products. A CFA charterholder, Lakshmanan holds a MBA degree with specialization in Finance/Marketing, a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and the FRM (Financial Risk Manager) certification from GARP, USA.

Zerlina Zeng, CFA

Senior Analysts, China Corporates

Zerlina is a senior analyst with the Asia Pacific corporate team. Her current research coverage focuses on China macro, Chinese local governments financing vehicles (LGFVs), and China Industrials.

Prior to joining CreditSights, Zerlina headed IHS Markit’s credit risk assessment product in Asia Pacific, including research coverage and business development. She has also worked as a senior analyst with S&P Ratings in Hong Kong, covering local & regional governments, Chinese SOEs and the property sector. Zerlina began her career at Goldman Sachs in New York, working in the fixed income, commodity & currency division.

Yustina Quek, CFA

Analyst, Asia Pacific Banks

Yustina covers banks in ASEAN and South Asia. She graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, majoring in Accountancy and Finance, with Law breadth accreditation. Prior to joining CreditSights, Yustina was an associate analyst in the Financial Institutions Group at Moody’s Investors Service, covering banks and non-bank financial institutions in India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. Yustina is also a CFA Charterholder.