Past Sessions

The Asian Banker aims to promote the development of the finance industry in Asia by bringing together interested players to examine and discuss the most critical issues of the moment, without having to take time out from their crowded schedule or leave the comfort of their own desks!!

View a list of our past teleconsultations below-

06 July - 01 January 1970

Security Bank’s Dinn: “Technology doesn’t deliver by itself”
In this Leadership Perspective series, Colin Dinn, executive vice president and segment head of Enterprise Technology and Operations at Security Bank talked about the importance of an institution’s business model and proposition in applying technology to achieve digital transformation.
05 July - 01 January 1970

STACS’ Soh: “The regulated trading space and DeFi will converge down the road”
Hashtacs (STACS) co-founder and managing director Benjamin Soh emphasised need for financial exchanges and markets to improve outdated operating models with an infrastructure that takes head-on the challenges posed by complex interdependent manual processing, and layered systems.
22 June - 01 January 1970

Grammig Advisory’s founder: “Next generation family offices more open to cryptocurrencies”
David Grammig, founder and managing director of consultancy firm Grammig Advisory, discussed the growth of family offices in Europe and other parts of the world but warned that due diligence should still be practiced in order to minimise investment fraud
09 June - 01 January 1970

MC Payment’s Koh: “Payment consolidation is inevitable and companies must scale up or become irrelevant”
Anthony Koh, group CEO and co-founder of MC Payment, one of the first few digital payments companies to be listed on Singapore Exchange (SGX) Catalist, shared his business strategy, how they compete in a crowded market, plans for cross-border payments and challenges it faced in the process of listing.
08 June - 01 January 1970

ANNA’s Dreyer: “The value is in bringing the crypto and regulated systems together”
Stephan Dreyer, managing director of the Association of National Numbering Agencies, talked about the role of the global body in developing a common identifier standard for the emerging class of crypto and digital assets to be issued and traded in regulated exchanges.
10 May - 01 January 1970

Zilliqa's Conn and Kumar: "DeFi has not fulfilled its promise to help the underbanked"
Amrit Kumar, president and chief scientific officer of Zilliqa, and Michael Conn, CEO of Zilliqa Capital, share their perspectives on current challenges and opportunities in decentralised finance (DeFi), how they are building the technology and ecosystem, as well as their plans for investment in Asia-centric projects in the region.
16 April - 01 January 1970

East Capital’s Hirn: “Being state-owned is not the issue”
Karine Hirn, co-founder at East Capital Holdings and CEO of East Capital Asia, talked about the time and attention required to properly assess and manage the risks involved in sustainable investments. She also shared the journey that the Stockholm-based asset manager took to enter the Asian market and the decision-making process behind investing into Chinese ESG-focused companies.
24 March - 01 January 1970

StanChart (Hong Kong) maintained robust capital and liquidity levels despite challenging year
Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong (StanChart HK) ranked third in the Strongest Banks by Balance Sheet in Asia Pacific (APAC) in 2020. StanChart HK and other banks were recognised at the Strongest Banks by Balance Sheet Briefing and Recognition Virtual Ceremony 2020 presented by The Asian Banker.
24 March - 01 January 1970

Vietcombank maintains resiliency through high profitability and stable asset quality
Vietcombank topped the ranking of Strongest Banks by Balance Sheet in Vietnam in 2020. Vietcombank and other banks were recognised at the Strongest Banks by Balance Sheet Briefing and Recognition Virtual Ceremony 2020 presented by The Asian Banker.
24 March - 01 January 1970

Commercial Bank of Ceylon attains solid profitability despite challenging times
Commercial Bank of Ceylon (CBC) topped the ranking of Strongest Banks by Balance Sheet in Sri Lanka in 2020. CBC and other banks were recognised at the Strongest Banks by Balance Sheet Briefing and Recognition Virtual Ceremony 2020 presented by The Asian Banker.
24 March - 01 January 1970

Security Bank remains profitable and well-capitalised amid pandemic
Security Bank topped the ranking of Strongest Banks by Balance Sheet in the Philippines in 2020. Security Bank and other banks were recognised at The Asian Banker’s Strongest Banks by Balance Sheet Briefing and Recognition Virtual Ceremony 2020.
24 March - 01 January 1970

Hong Leong Financial Group’s asset quality and liquidity buoyed by prudent management amid pandemic
Hong Leong Financial Group topped the ranking of Strongest Banks by Balance Sheet in Malaysia and ranked 12th in the Asia Pacific (APAC) in 2020.
24 March - 01 January 1970

Bank of China (Hong Kong)’s strong capital position and robust asset quality keep it ahead of peers in Asia Pacific
Bank of China (Hong Kong) or BOCHK topped the ranking of Strongest Banks by Balance Sheet in Hong Kong and Asia Pacific (APAC) in 2020.
24 March - 01 January 1970

Bangkok Bank maintained ample liquidity and robust loss-absorbing buffers amid pandemic
Bangkok Bank topped the ranking of Strongest Banks by Balance Sheet in Thailand in 2020. Bangkok Bank and other banks were recognised at the Strongest Banks by Balance Sheet Briefing and Recognition Virtual Ceremony 2020 presented by The Asian Banker.
24 March - 01 January 1970

Canadia Bank achieves solid results in profitability and liquidity indicators
Canadia Bank topped the ranking of Strongest Banks by Balance Sheet in Cambodia in 2020. Canadia Bank and other banks were recognised at the Strongest Banks by Balance Sheet Briefing and Recognition Virtual Ceremony 2020 presented by The Asian Banker.
19 February - 01 January 1970

SGX and Temasek: "Building digital asset infrastructure for financial markets"
SGX's Rehan Ahmed and Temasek's Pradyumna Agrawal discuss the joint venture between the two organisations to build a full fledged infrastructure for digital assets in Asia, its growth potential and drivers as well as issues and challenges surrounding building an end-to-end infrastructure and adoption by issuers and market participants.
11 - 01 January 1970

Pine Labs’ Rau: “We are expanding the buy now, pay later service in Southeast Asia”
Pine Labs, the erstwhile India focused merchant and payment platform company, is now shifting its attention to Southeast Asia. Amrish Rau, CEO at Pine Labs, shares the details of his strategic plans for the upcoming expansion
06 - 01 January 1970

Aegis Custody’s Wei: “We're creating digital trade receivables in a $500 billion market”
Serra Wei, founder and CEO of Taiwan-based Aegis Custody, discusses the market potential of digitalised trade account receivables as an alternative investment asset class and what the company is doing to make it accessible to investors worldwide, including high net-worth individuals and family offices.
17 November - 01 January 1970

Wells Fargo's Amin: “It forces us to be much more focused on value added services and driving solutions”
Well Fargo’s regional president and head of corporate and investment banking for Asia Pacific, Jafar Amin, discusses the rebound in inter regional trade and payments that may buoy outlook for 2021, and the need for institutions to be more efficient, lower cost and higher value-add players in a rate and margin depressed environment
03 November - 01 January 1970

Monetary Authority of Singapore recognised as Best Conduct of Business Regulator in Asia Pacific in 2020 for increasing diversity and strengthening banking system in the digital economy
Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has demonstrated consistent and holistic efforts to promote digital innovation and competition through the issuance of up to five new digital bank licenses.