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Emerging and Frontier Markets Series

Asian Capital Markets Conference

October 28, 2014

8:00: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:25: Welcome
Patrick Holert, CFA, CAIA
Thomas Brigandi
Dan Fridson
Amelie Derosne, CFA
Jonathan Prin
Chris Cutler, CFA

8:30: Keynote Speaker
Jae Yoon,
Chief Investment Officer, New York Life Investment Management

9:00: Asian Debt Capital Markets Panel
Moderator: Kishlaya Pathak, CFA, 
Global Markets Strategist, BNY Mellon Investment Management
Ashwin Mahabaleswara, CFA, CIM, Asia, Africa and the Middle East Debt Investments, Vice President, Developing World Markets
Jakob Bak, PhD, CFA, Director, Global Fixed Income Division, MacKay Shields
Christopher Tackney, CFA, Managing Director, Greylock Capital Management
Kunal Rambhia, CFA, Director, Lazard Asset Management LLC

10:15: Coffee Break

10:30: Asian Equities Panel
Moderator: Ming Zhong, CFA,
Emerging Market Equity Senior Portfolio Manager, Lazard Asset Management
Anindya Chatterjee, Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager, City National Rochdale
Audrey Kaplan, Senior Vice President / Senior Portfolio Manager & Head of International Equity Team, Federated Investors
David Feygenson, Emerging Market Equity Senior Analyst, Van Eck Global
Laurent Saltiel, Chief Investment Officer, International Large Cap Growth & Emerging Markets Growth, AllianceBernstein

11:45: Lunch

12:30: Asian Economic Factors Panel
Moderator: Daniel Bases, Correspondent, Reuters
Lúcio Vinhas de Souza, Managing Director – Sovereign Chief Economist, Moody’s Investors Service

1:15: Asian Private Equity Panel
Moderator: Patrick Holert, CFA, CAIA, Research Principal, BBVA Securities
Sarah Alexander, Managing Director, The Abraaj Group
Amy Zhou, Princeton University Investment Company
Steve Cowan, Co-Founder & Managing Director, 57 Stars LLC
Jeffrey E. Glat, Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, Olympus Capital Asia

2:30: Keynote Speaker
Tom Speechley, Chief Executive Officer, Abraaj North America; Partner, The Abraaj Group

3:00: Closing Remarks and Adjournment
Patrick Holert, CFA, CAIA


Asia has perhaps the most sophisticated capital markets of any region covered in the Global Investing Committee Emerging Market Series.  With China on track to become the largest economy in the world, not to mention the number of regional economies currently outpacing growth in the developed world, Asian markets have been a key focus of many top investors and analysts.   But lingering questions about Asia remain.  Is sustainability the future of the Asian growth story, or will ASEAN economies will hit the wall that BRICS countries ran into?  How will a complex geopolitical landscape affect these dynamic economies? Is Asia headed for a repeat of the sovereign crisis, or have issuers adapted?



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