RAM - SIDC Bond Conference: Fresh Perspectives – Engineering the Future of the Malaysian Bond & Suku

RAM - SIDC Bond Conference: Fresh Perspectives – Engineering the Future of the Malaysian Bond & Sukuk Market

RAM - SIDC Bond Conference: Fresh Perspectives - engineering the Future of the Malaysian Bond & Sukuk Market

Dates:  15 July 2019 (8.30am - 5.30pm) 
Venue: Securities Commission Malaysia
Accreditation: SIDC 10 CPE Approved

The organisers of this bond conference, RAM & SIDC have designed a programme that will foster dialogue among industry experts who will be discovering their inspiration and journeys in the Malaysian bond market. The Conference will also set the stage to discover their aspirations for the future of the capital market.

Join us as leading researchers, regulators and players navigate the Malaysian bond and sukuk market. Let’s walk through some new developments and see how they will change the market in the coming years.

The Conference also hopes to unravel some of the intricacies that are impacting the way investors plan their portfolios. We have also built in solution-centric discussions with case studies to give participants a 3-dimensional take on Fintech, ESG and Sukuk.

Sessions have been created to infuse traditional ideas to deepen and strengthen the market like tenures, going down the credit curve as well as retail investors. The bond and sukuk market has always been at the forefront of building the country’s infrastructure by matching funding requirements to cashflow. Hence, we have also structured dialogues to deliberate on the future of infrastructure financing in the country with participation from industry leaders.

This Conference aims to build new relationships and strengthen existing ones as it will discuss key industry practitioners’ views on the market and what they predict for the Malaysian bond and sukuk market .

  • Programme Delivery

    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of this programme participants will be able to:
    • Discuss latest developments in the Malaysian bond and sukuk market with special emphasis on how we can further deepen the market.
    • Discover how Fintech can present new ways of issuing bonds and Sukuk.
    • Illustrate and build on the relevant case study in the green sukuk market. 
    • Appraise new ideas that can strengthen debt capital market with issuances reaching retail participants. 
    • Explain how the infrastructure financing can be structured with debt capital market more cost efficiently. 
    • Recognise the value of exploring and investing in the development of the ESG market. Dialogues from diverse sectors will engage participants to deepen their knowledge on the ESG market and further cement the idea how it will build our future.

    Target Audience

    • Regulators
    • Corporates
    • Investment bankers
    • Government financial planners
    • Policy makers
    • Investors
    • Fund managers
    • Lawyers
    • Accountants
    • Researchers
    • Economists
    • Academicians
  • Programme Outline

    8.30 a.m. Registration and Morning Coffee

    9.00 a.m.
    Welcome Remarks by
    YBhg Tan Sri Amirsham A Aziz

    RAM Holdings Berhad
    9.10 a.m. Special Address by
    YBhg Datuk Syed Zaid Albar
    Securities Commission Malaysia
    9.30 a.m. Session One: 
    New Frontiers to Deepen Market: Risk, Tenure & Investors 

    Panel Session on:
    New Frontiers to Deepen Market: Risk, Tenure & Investors
    • ​Current outlook for the Malaysian bond market
    • Risk - Going down the credit curve
    • Tenure - Embracing longer dated papers
    • Investors - Retail and foreign, investor confidence

    Mr Kamarudin Hashim
    Executive Director, Market & Corporate Supervision
    Securities Commission Malaysia

    Confirmed Panelists:

    Mr Fraziali Ismail
    Director, Economics Department
    Bank Negara Malaysia

    Mr Delvin Chong
    Senior Vice President, Treasury and Capital Markets
    Cagamas Berhad

    Mr Xavier Jean
    Senior Director, Corporate Ratings
    S&P Global Ratings

    Mr Mohamed Nazri Omar
    Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer
    Danajamin Nasional Berhad

    10.15 a.m.
    Question & Answer session
    10.30 a.m. Networking Break
    11.00 a.m. Session Two: Fintech Opportunities for the Bond Market 
    Panel Session on:
    Fintech Opportunities for the Bond Market          
    • Blockchain Bonds
    • Understanding the regulations
    • Case studies

    Mr Mohammad Ridzuan Abdul Aziz
    FinTech Association of Malaysia

    Confirmed Panelists:

    Mr Wong Wai Ken 
    Country Manager
    StashAway Malaysia Sdn Bhd
    Mr Kyri Andreou 
    Co-Founder & Director
    Ata Plus

    Mr Wong Weiyi
    General Manager
    FSMOne Malaysia

    11.45 a.m.
    Question & Answer session
    12.00 p.m.
    Strategic Presentations
    BLOCKCHAIN SUKUK: Is the Industry Ready for Fintech

    Strategic Presentations moderated by:
    YBhg Datin Zameema Banu Mohamad Ariff
    RAM Holdings Berhad

    “The Global Sukuk Market Outlook: Leveraging Fintech and Green Innovations."
    • blockchain can increase the transparency of cash flows and the underlying assets, while enhancing investors’ decision-making through a greater supply of information
    • these technologies could also pave the way for more robust Shariah and financial auditing of sukuk after issuance, thereby reducing the risk of default because of non-Shariah compliance.
    Dr Mohamed Damak
    Senior Director & Global Head of Islamic Finance
    S&P Global Ratings

    “I am a man of Shariah, and I see ways to preserve Shariah within digital finance, especially because digital finance is a phenomenon that will happen, whether we like it or not.”
    • Is the Malaysian market ready for Blockchain sukuk
    • Regulators & Shariah advisory council perspectives
    • Blockchain sukuk and SDGs’ synergies
    • Will the Blockchain sukuk be able to fit into IFI’s VBI aspirations

    YBhg Datuk Dr Mohd Daud Bakar 
    Founder & Executive Chairman
    Amanie Group

    12.45 p.m.
    Question & Answer session
    1.00 p.m. Lunch

    Panel Session on: 
    Niche to Mainstream - Creating a platform for ESG
    • Growth of ESG market
    • Realising Value-Based Intermediation (VBI) through green sukuk
    • Reporting
    • Foreign Investors
    • Retail Bond Investors
    • Institutional Investors

    Mr Promod Dass 
    Chief Executive Officer
    RAM Consultancy Services Sdn Bhd

    Confirmed Panelists:

    YBhg Datin Seri Sunita Mei-Lin Rajakumar
    Malaysian Chapter of the Climate Governance Initiative (CGI)

    Mr Najmuddin Mohd Lutfi 
    Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
    BIMB Investment Management Berhad

    Mr Alex Ng
    Chief Investment Officer,
    BNP Paribas Asset Management
    2.45 p.m. Question & Answer Session
    3.00 p.m. Networking Break

    Panel Session on:
    Infrastructure Financing Market: Mapping Architects, Builders & Financiers Together
    • Outlook for Malaysia’s infrastructure sector
    • Funding infrastructure through the bond and sukuk market
    • Structuring project financing to enhance bankability
    • Key considerations for investing in infrastructure projects

    Ms Chong Van Nee 
    Co-Head, Infrastructure & Utilities Ratings
    RAM Rating Services Berhad

    Confirmed Panelists:

    YB Tony Pua
    Political Secretary to the Minister of Finance, Malaysia

    Mr Wong Kwok Kuan
    Managing Director & Regional Head of Debt Market
    Maybank Investment Bank Berhad

    Ms Fariza Ali
    Head of Domestic Market, Capital Market Department
    Employees Provident Fund

    Mr Khair Mirza
    Associate Director
    Modalis Infrastructure Partners Inc
    4.15 p.m. Question & Answer Session
                           SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS                  

    Panel Session on:
    Building Idea Bridges - Matching Sukuk with Sustainable Development Goals
    • First ever benchmark sustainable sukuk referencing UN SDG’s
    • Landmark sukuk in MYR and global sukuk market
    • Innovative sukuk structure
    • This issuance also champions the newly developed Value-Based Intermediation (VBI) by BNM
    • Rated by RAM

    Ms Ruslena Ramli 
    Head, Islamic Finance
    RAM Rating Services Berhad

    Confirmed Panelists:

    Dr Hamim Syahrum Ahmad Mokhtar
    Deputy Director, Islamic Banking and Takaful
    Bank Negara Malaysia

    Mr Arsalaan Ahmed (Oz)
    Chief Executive Officer
    HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad

    Ms Norfarasha Abdullah (Fara)
    Director Head, Debt Capital Markets
    RHB Investment Bank Berhad
    5.15 p.m. Question & Answer Session
    5.30 p.m. End
  • About the Speakers

    For more details on speakers bio, click HERE
  • Programme Fees

    Items Fees
    Normal price RM1200 (per pax)
    3 pax or more RM950 (per pax)
    10 pax or more RM750 (per pax)