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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-

01 October - 01 January 1970

CCU.ai's Romain Nouzareth: “Crypto blockchain is greener and smarter than "old" financial system”
Romain Nouzareth, CEO and chairman of CCU.ai, a Quebec-based cryptocurrency miner, discussed its recent listing on the Toronto's TSX Venture Exchange and the future of renewable energy use in cryptocurrency mining.
27 September - 01 January 1970

“How climate change will transform finance”
Emmanuel Daniel, chairman and founder of The Asian Banker and Wealth and Society, discussed what financial services industry and institutions will have to do to meet their commitments to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
10 September - 01 January 1970

AirCarbon’s Thomas McMahon: “Carbon trading is not borderless”
AirCarbon Exchange (ACX) founder and CEO Thomas McMahon stressed the need for transparent pricing and a marketplace for all related industries to grow carbon trading.
27 August - 01 January 1970

On technology, skills and innovation in China: The next lap
TAB chairman and founder Emmanuel Daniel was invited by the Nanjing Jiangbei government to speak at their "Yangtze River New Finance" Digital Economy Seminar on 23 June 2021 and give them ideas on how to turn Jiangbei into an international hub. The speech contained some of his views on the challenges facing China on the skills and innovation fronts.
18 August - 01 January 1970

BIS’ da Silva: “Banks must make the post-pandemic recovery as green as possible”
Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Deputy General Manager Luiz Awazu Pereira da Silva, in his keynote speech at Finance China Summit 2021, urged industry players to take advantage of innovations in green financial products and services to embark on a green and low-carbon journey as the global economy enters the post-COVID economic recovery period.
10 August - 01 January 1970

FSB’s Domanski: “Lessons are being drawn from the pandemic for financial stability”
In his keynote speech at Finance China 2021, Financial Stability Board (FSB) secretary general Dietrich Domanski highlighted the work being done to promote financial resilience and the importance of implementing post-crisis reforms in the wake of the extraordinary circumstances caused by COVID-19 around the world.
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.