Advocacy Talking Points 21 May 2020
How Green Are Green Bonds?
Deep Dive into Market Standards and Implications for Investors
Panellists in this pre-recorded webinar review green bond regulations in ASEAN with a focus on their alignment with global standards.
Webinar Presentation: How Green Are Green Bonds?Download PDF
The webinar, co-organized by Climate Bonds Initiative and CFA Institute, focuses on the regulation of green finance. It is followed by a panel discussion on the following topics:
- Review of the Green Bond regulation in ASEAN
- How are green bonds aligned with global standards?
- How are Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia developing their green bond markets
- Mary Leung, CFA, Head, Advocacy, Asia Pacific, CFA Institute
- Yoon Mee Jeong, CFA - Sustainable Finance, Global Corporate Banking, OCBC
- Juliette Macresy, CFA - Head of Greater China and South East Asian markets, Vigeo-Eiris
- Cedric Rimaud, CFA - ASEAN Program Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative
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Mary is the Head, Advocacy, Asia Pacific at CFA Institute. She leads the team that is responsible for building market integrity in APAC by developing and advocating capital markets policy positions that raises investor protection and fosters sustainable industry growth. She also oversees the promotion and development of Asia-Pacific Research Exchange (ARX), a research hub through which we engage with societies, members, governments, regulators, academia and other industry stakeholders 6o advance the wider CFA Institute mission.
Mary has over 20 years of experience in the global financial industry, having worked in corporate finance, wealth management advisory, and fund management. She joined Coutts & Co, where she was director of Business Development and Management for North Asia. Prior to that she was executive director at UBS AG, where she led the Corporate Advisory Group in Hong Kong. With experience in both the buy- and sell-sides, Mary has a strong understanding of the drivers and dynamics of different investor groups, including institutional investors, corporates, family offices, asset owners, and high-net-worth individuals.
Mary graduated from Peterhouse, Cambridge with a degree in Engineering. She is a CFA charterholder and speaks English, Putonghua, and Cantonese.
Yoonmee joined OCBC’s newly established Sustainable Finance team in January 2019 to develop the bank’s sustainable finance business for its corporate clients. In 2019 alone, OCBC completed more than 20 sustainable finance transactions and was ranked the No. 1 Mandated Lead Arranger for green and sustainable loans in Asia ex-Japan by Bloomberg and Debtwire. Prior to joining OCBC, Yoonmee was part of the Sustainable Finance team at BNP Paribas Global Markets, based in Hong Kong, where she coordinated the launch of the Sustainable Finance Programme for Corporate and Institutional clients and advised several inaugural sustainability bond issuances. Having worked in Seoul, Hong Kong, Paris and Singapore, Yoonmee has more than 15 years of diverse business development and marketing experiences in the finance industry. She is a CFA charter holder and has an MBA from HEC Paris. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the Cambridge Institute.
Juliette Macresy is representing Vigeo Eiris in APAC excluding Japan. Her role is to promote Vigeo Eiris services in the region both for issuers on sustainable finance transactions and its derivatives products and for investors such as ESG ratings & research. Holding a Master’s degree in Banking and Finance from Dauphine University (France), Juliette has been working in financial markets in London and Paris for almost twenty years. She started her career in major French banks as a credit analyst before joining Moody’s Investors Services in London as a credit analyst. Then, she moved to fixed income positions within Natixis in Paris and Hong Kong. Juliette is a CFA charter holder since 2003.
With 20+-year experience in the fund management industry with more than 10 years at top ranking investment banking firms (JP Morgan, Citi and Credit Suisse), Cedric has been managing fixed income portfolios and analyzing corporate bonds during the most part of his career, most recently as the Head of Emerging Markets Corporate Credit Research at an independent credit research company. He’s been managing teams of analysts and acting as a principal of small investment teams in various capacities. He earned a Master’s in Finance from the London Business School and he is currently enrolled in the joint Executive MBA program of INSEAD in Singapore and Tsinghua University in Beijing. He is a CFA charter holder and member of the CFA Society in Singapore. Since relocating for the second time to Asia six years ago (Bangkok and Singapore), he has been developing investable projects in the climate finance space in South East Asia. He’s been a consultant for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific (including Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines) on Green Finance.